Archive for the ‘Toys’ Category

Five Design Mistakes In Hot Wheels Unleashed, And Why You Should Play It Anyway

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Hot Wheels Unleashed is the classic example of a game created by people who care and ransacked by executives and publishers leaving it falling short of the original vision. What remains is the question: does enough of this concept still exist to make this game worthwhile? For Hot Wheels the answer is yes. The attention […]

MagneCube Magnetic Puzzle

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard of BuckyBalls, and perhaps even Zen Magnets and NeoCube. They’re all the same thing; sets of small 5mm magnetic balls which attract together in a variety of combinations. Most of these are either sold primarily in the US, or at quite expensive prices which would turn the ordinary buyer ( […]

HexBug Toy Motorised Bugs Reviewed

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Christmas is coming, the goose is presumably getting fat, and you’re no doubt starting to get that Christmas shopping itch. If you’ve got an empty stocking to fill, then here’s a little helping hand; pop in a HexBug. HexBugs are an interesting yet simple concept, comprising a range of motorised bugs of varying shapes and […]

The hottest xmas gadgets at Expansys

Friday, December 18th, 2009

There aren’t many shopping days left until Christmas is upon us, and if you’re struggling to choose something for the gadget love in your life, Expansys has come to your rescue with their Roger Butterworth, CEO at eXpansys said: “Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming. To simplify the shopping experience, eXpansys is offering a helping hand […]

V-Tech First Steps Baby Walker Review

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

I’m sure there’s an army of mums and dads out there who I simply don’t need to tell just how good the V-Tech First Steps Baby Walker is. It’s an explosion of baby entertainment built into a portable, detachable unit on the front of a robust, easy to collapse walker that has been the apple […]

Tomy Thomas And Cranky Coal Loader Review

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Christmas is closing in, so why not sit back and partake of a few shameless toy reviews alongside your usual diet of games and technology? If you’re not familiar with the series, kicked off with the Thomas Post Office Loader then let me introduce you to Thomas and Cranky. This is the second, I think, […]

V-Tech Kidizoom Pro First Impressions Review

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Every now and then I’ve hopefully picked up a toy camera from a store shelf, intrigued by the whole concept of nurturing my daughters early interest in Gadgets. Unfortunately, these always turn out to be simplistic toys which “simulate” the functionality of digital cameras with the basic sounds and aesthetic of the real deal.

Swann PenCam DVR

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Swann, makers of security monitoring solutions and IT peripherals have a product in their range of home/small business security devices that might interest those of you with a need for discrete and covert espionage. The PenCam DVR offers video and audio recording capability, neatly tucked away within the workings of a slightly chunky ballpoint pen. […]

Gadgets for Xmas

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The dark, cold nights are settling in and the number of shopping days left until December 25th grows smaller. If you’re unsure of what to get the gadget-lover in your household then why not take a look at these: Sandberg Wireless Touchpad Keyboard If you have a media centre pc or are just looking for […]

Salvation 9 RC Helicopter Review

Monday, August 25th, 2008

To bring a little variety to Gadgetoid I’ve decided to start adding coverage of low-end gadgets including toys and all manner of things that you’re likely to find at stores like Firebox. Variety, they say, is the spice of life; so take a break from drooling over things you’re never going to buy and start […]