Category: "Toys"

07/21/08

  01:06:30 am, by Nimble   , 308 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Baby Einstein Colour Kaleidoscope

This is just an awesome baby toy. We bought this when Axel was seven months old. It was not too long after moving into our new house, and we thought that perhaps having some toys that were specifically "crib toys" might help occupy him when he was… more »

12/29/07

  01:23:40 am, by Nimble   , 353 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Itzbeen

Dena bought this little unit before our son was born. It didn't seem all that useful to start with, but this says more about what parenting in the first few weeks consists of than it says about the usefulness of the Itzbeen. You don't need timers to… more »

12/10/06

  12:37:13 am, by Nimble   , 1120 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Prodikeys DM

I couldn't resist the ProdiKeys. Part typing keyboard, part musical keyboard. I had to have one. When my birthday/Xmas cheque from grandma arrived, it was just the perfect excuse. Actually, ProdiKeys are much harder to find than I was expecting. There… more »

11/20/06

  02:44:50 am, by Nimble   , 147 words  
Categories: Distractions, Toys

Prodikeys

I had been gazing at the Saitek Eclipse II Backlit Keyboard with some longing, but now there's another product that is giving it some serious competition in the Ritchie saliva production department: Prodikeys. I have long lamented that I have no space… more »

11/04/06

  03:34:37 pm, by Nimble   , 33 words  
Categories: Distractions, Stores, Toys

Anatomy & Science Gifts

Sites catering to anatomical supplies, in particular, have some pretty unusual gifts. How about Bones Socks? Or, overwhelm your opponents with a Blinded by Science T-Shirt? Or some syringe pens? Amazingly goofy stuff :) more »

07/17/06

  11:09:53 am, by Nimble   , 196 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys, Travel

Nexxtech Desktop Alarm Clock with Flashlight

Much as we may lament the takeover of most Radio Shack store by Circuit City, it has imparted to the store a "cool gadget" mentality, with pretty reasonable prices on most things, to boot. We were looking for an alarm clock to take on safari. Well, The… more »

06/11/06

  11:12:07 pm, by Nimble   , 431 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

BrainAge

I got to play with this oddball gem of a program for the Nintendo DS the other day. The idea of this program is to help you keep up your prefrontal cortex activity. Dr. Ryuta Kawashima designed it, and I'm guessing it is he that is embodied in the… more »

01/05/06

  11:01:29 am, by Nimble   , 218 words  
Categories: Toys, Thoughts, Science

More Heralds of the LED Revolution

One of these days, I want to get a projector. It seemed like such a lost cause to go looking for one, though, not just because of the space around here, but because I thought something else would be coming over the horizon soon. I thought LEDs would be… more »

12/27/05

  11:06:13 am, by Nimble   , 980 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

NeXXTech 130-in-1 Electronics Lab

My wonderful wife got me one of these for Christmas, and I've already been playing with it. I've done 5 of the 130 projects so far - most of them are not that hard - and have been finding it rather interesting, though I obviously have not learned… more »

12/01/05

  03:18:26 am, by Nimble   , 1290 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Wacom Graphire 4 Graphics Tablet

Okay, it's a piece of hardware, but in many ways, it is totally a toy. Running around Christmas shopping, it can be utterly tempting to give yourself a Christmas present. Well, I succumbed :) I picked up a Wacom Graphire[4] Graphics Tablet. I've… more »

10/22/05

  11:13:38 pm, by Nimble   , 215 words  
Categories: Reviews, Programming, Toys

Bubble, Bubble, Build's In Trouble

Well, my coworker Robert actually went out and did it :) I came back to work after my wedding to see two lava lamps on top of the filing cabinet outside our office. more »

10/11/05

  01:29:18 am, by Nimble   , 167 words  
Categories: Distractions, Reviews, Toys

Frigits

While I was ordering a couple of things from good ol' ThinkGeek, I decided to spoil myself a little bit with a silly toy. That toy was Frigits, which is essentially a little marble maze on magnets that you stick to the side of your fridge. You know,… more »
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