What do you do when you drop your old laptop on the ground and break it? If you said “bring it to the Geek Squad” or “throw it in the dumpster”, you’re dead wrong. At least that’s the case if you’re the guy who took his recently trashed iBook G3, and turned it into a Magnadoodle (sorta).
When modder leadoffdouble dropped his old iBook G3 on the floor and busted its CD-ROM drive, he decided to take his freshly squozen Apple and make himself some tangy Apple-ade.
While he did manage to cram the iBook’s circuitry and LCD screen into the Magnadoodle’s case, there was no room for a keyboard or trackball, so an external one needs to be connected to actually use the computer.
The NeoCube starts out as a cube made of super-magnetic balls that’s billed as “literally a puzzle with billions of solutions.” Here’s the good news: There are no right answers, just a whole heap o’ magnetic mayhem to be had.
Check out this video of the NeoCube in action.
Ready for a challenging puzzle? Check out this new variant on the classic Rubik’s Cube which isn’t comfortable just being perfectly square.
The new Rubik’s Mirror Blocks puzzle makes things a bit more complicated than the original by making each and every one of its blocks a slightly different size.
And instead of pretty colors, each one is covered with a mirrored surface, making it just that much more difficult to figure out.
I managed to find a video clip showing the unboxing of the new cube here:
The puzzle is slated for release in Japan in the next couple of weeks for ¥2079 (appx $20 USD), but I haven’t been able to find out anything about a North American release.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane… back to, oh, say, 1998. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but regardless, we all played laser tag with gusto. Now you can play it in your very own home!
Yeah, I know, I’m excited too!
The Lite-Brite is one of my fondest childhood toy memories. Maybe it was the fact that it was THE original way to make pixel art. Or maybe it was the “living on the edge” thrill that any minute I could choke on one of the of hundreds of tiny candy-like pegs.
Remote controlled race cars are pretty much a dime-a-dozen these days, so I’m always happy to come across one that’s a little left of center.
Contrary to its name, the Air Hog Zero Gravity Micro R/C car does not defy gravity.
Leave it to those wacky Japanese gadget makers to come up with something so silly as this mobile phone that looks like a teddy bear.
Mobile phone provider Willcom recently demonstrated their “Kuma Phone” (Bear Phone), at the 2008 Good Design Expo in Tokyo.
Remember the beginning of Donkey Kong? You know – the part where Kong climbs to the top of the building, stomps his feet, and the girders all fall diagonally into place? That’s sorta what this new version of Jenga reminds me of.
Shipping this September, Donkey Kong Jenga doesn’t monkey with the orignial Jenga block stacking and removing gameplay.
Imagine an army of tiny little UFOs whizzing around your head. Now imagine that you could be the one controlling them.
TakaraTomy’s mysterious looking QFOs are pint-sized remote controlled hovering spacecraft which spin through the sky.
There’s nothing that makes your office or cubicle more cozy than some fun desk toys. So when I saw these animated martial arts kids over on a Japanese website, I said to myself “I must have these for my desk”!
KANFUBOI (that’s Kung-Fu-Boy to you and me) have one purpose in life, and that’s to kick, punch and chop their way through the day.
Looking for a place to keep all that loose change you’ve been saving up since you gave up on tipping the baristas at the Starbucks? Keep ’em all in this whimsical piggy bank that chows down on your coinage before it heads deep into its porty, porky belly.
As soon as you put a coin in its mouth, the little pink piggy gets down to business, making appropriately piggish snorting sounds as it gulps your money.
When somebody says to me that they’ve got a new radio controlled vehicle for me to look at, I usually think of cars, trucks, helicopters or maybe even a tank. The last thing to pop into my mind is someone’s grandma strapped to a wheelchair.
Hummers are pretty cool and look fun to drive, but their egregiously low gas mileage and rampant carbon emissions make them a bit taboo. Now you can get your guilt-free Hummer fix with this rechargeable remote control Hummer.
Licensed by GM, this is a perfect 1:20 scale model of the Hummer H3 and comes in yellow.
This radio-controlled tank proves that armored military vehicles don’t always carry a deadly payload. In fact, this one delivers a cold, frosty one instead.
The beverage bearing R/C tank doesn’t really care if you drink Bud Light or Bawls, but it will make sure your thirst is quenched, thanks to its 4 built-in can holders.
We live in a world of extremes. At the same time that everyone is trying to get their hands on the largest LCD TV that they can possibly fit in their living rooms, some gadgets just keeps getting smaller and smaller.