If you’ve never heard of Faber Castell, then you’ve never tasted the good life. Some pencils get chewed, others broken, still others made to scrawl pointless doodles on any available surface. Faber Castell, on the other hand, belongs to a league of it’s own. Call them the elite of pencils, the genuine Michaelangelos amid the mass of cheap imitations, the very first hexagonal shaped affairs that didn’t roll off your desk. The Faber Castell saga began in the 18th century and to commemorate it’s 250th birthday, the company have unleashed a limited edition monster case.
It really does. Remember when you used to open your lunchbox for recess and the food inside would be soggy and have no flavor at all? Lunchboxes are a science unto themselves. A science few have mastered despite decades of compulsory schooling that have called for the use of a lunchbox. No wonder Ziploc sandwiches are so freaking popular.
The Sphero Robotic Ball controlled by your smartphone which we featured back in December last year and was showcased at CES this year. Has now raised $5 million in Series B financing from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures, allowing it to make the jump from concept into production.
Any iOS or Android smartphone will be able to control the Sphero Ball via a simple Bluetooth connection. Developers will also be able to create their own programs and games for the robotic ball using the open API on offer. Watch a video of the Orbotix Sphero Robotic Ball in action after the jump.
We have featured a number of different Rubik Cube solving devices here on Geeky Gadgets including the Android Lego creation that was able to solve the puzzle in under 25 seconds. But we have never seen a Dodecahedron Rubik’s Cube solver before.
Megaminxer is probably the first robot in the world to solve a Megaminx puzzle or a Dodecahedron Rubik’s Cube, which is made up of with 12 faces, each with 5 edges.
The Megaminxer robot is built from LEGO and uses a Mindstorms NXT kit for driving the mechanics, together with a HTC Desire smartphone running a custom Android app is the brain of the device. Watch the video after the jump to see the solver in action.
Touchwood sounds a lot like the name of an episode of Beavis & Butthead. This is actually a set of stickers for the superstitious among you. If you are the sort that says, “Knock on wood” a lot and really means it you need an $8 set of these.
If ‘bizarre’ and ‘fun’ are right up your alley, then check out these ugly iPod cases. The iPod Shuffle, particularly the 4G variant, is notorious for its itsy bitsy size. To keep it from getting lost and battered, dress your music player up as any of four Mix Monsters, sticker eyes included for the dial.
Instead of pulling out that pocket knife for some swish-swish sharpening, stick this contraption onto an electric drill and sharpen away. Such is the joy and fun of this new drill sharpener from C.H. Hanson, which was discovered at a hardware store recently and it has proven a mighty fine geeky toy since.
I have two kids and I am here to tell you that they can both play longer with a big box than they do with all the toys and video games around the house. My daughter would sleep in a box like a little 6-year-old hobo if you let her. If you really want to guarantee that your kids have more fun with a box than what is inside the box the Rolobox is for you.
I like the idea of those robotic vacuum cleaners that you can have just zip around and vacuum your floors for you. I also like the idea of a remote controlled vacuum cleaner that I can use to chase the kids and pets around the house. Samsung has a new vacuum cleaner in Korea that combines a video robot with a cleaning bot.
If you are a big Lego fan and been eagerly awaiting the launch of Lego’s minifig flash drives, the wait is now over. Lego have now added te new Lego minifig flash drives to their US online store.
The new minifig are equipped with a 2Gb storage capacity and are compatible with both Mac and PC systems and to reveal the USB connector simply remove the little figures legs, which double as the connector cover.
Indeed, it would be better to label these things feeders than bowls since either model looks nothing like the bowl you feed your favorite animals with. Pictured down south is the dog variant, shaped like a giant paw where the canines can then search for their food by pawing the hollowed out toes.
Frisbees are fun. But the Hela is fun-er. Wait, that didn’t sound right.
Anyway, the long and short is the Hela is supposed to knock the wind out of your Frisbee. How? By going high tech.