New Toy of the Day June 13

Atari and Pong hold a special place in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Often thought of as the beginning of modern gaming, these icons were a household name throughout the 80s. In recent years, retro titles have enjoyed a re-birth in popularity and more folks than ever are looking to cash in on this trend.

Enter the designers at Love Hulten out of Europe. They’ve crafted a gorgeous standing video arcade that mounts directly to your wall and delivers all of the retro fun you can imagine. Dubbed OriginX, this handcrafted wooden cabinet is made from walnut with a yellow control panel crafted from aluminum. More details below.

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New Toy of the Day June 8

expiredKenwood’s Receiver adds CarPlay and Android Auto to your vehicle: $369 (Reg. $450+)

Drive In Autosound via Newegg is currently offering the Kenwood DDX9903S 6.95″ eXcelon Double-DIN Receiver with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for $369 shipped. That’s $80+ off the going rate found at other retailers like Amazon and is the lowest price we have tracked. This is an inexpensive way to modernize your car and be less distracted while driving. Rated 4/5 stars.

New Toy of the Day May 8

Just a few weeks back, Marshall introduced the new Mid ANC Bluetooth headphones, its first attempt at active noise cancellation in a pair of on-ears. Fast forward to today and the iconic audio brand is now refreshing its most popular headphones with the new Major III.

Designed with various improvements in mind, the latest from Marshall arrives in both wired and Bluetooth configurations to work with modern devices. Originally released back in 2010, the third generation model is refreshed with extra attention to detail all around. More below.

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New Toy of the Day May 3

Swagtron, known for its expansive line of electric scooters and more, is today announcing a trio of new rideables. This includes two adult-focused electric folding bikes and a fat tire option for kids. With prices starting under $500, Swagtron is making an aggressive move to bring down the price of quality alternative transportation lower than ever before.

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New Toy of the Day May 1

In what seems like another day, another new promotion, Amazon is today unveiling a subscription service aimed at kids (or parents) looking to increase their reading library. While currently in beta, this book box service is a departure from Amazon’s latest digital offerings with eyes on returning to its roots.

The new $23 subscription plan is the first of its kind at Amazon, which arrived on the e-commerce scene years ago as a bookstore. Over the years, its empire has expanded to cover nearly every category with new initiatives popping up daily. The question is, with physical books quickly becoming a thing of the past, what will consumers’ response be like in 2018?

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New Toy of the Day April 30

Peloton arrived on the scene as one of the biggest cycling trends last year, as it brought its New York-based workouts directly into consumer’s homes. To no one’s surprise, other brands are now looking to cash in on this trend.

Bkool, a company previously known for its training software, has unveiled a new exercise bike. The Bkool Smart Bike is takes all of the experience the brand has accumulated over the years and compiles it into one at-home training solution. But don’t call it a Peloton copy just yet, as there are a few key differences, most notably price.

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New Toy of the Day April 27

This year is shaping up to be Amazon’s most adventurous yet with arguably more irons in the fire than ever before. Since it acquired Whole Foods last year, Jeff Bezos and crew have been dabbling in more and more areas. That includes new initiatives, food delivery, a potential entry to banking and more.

Well, today we’ve caught wind of its latest plan. Amazon is now offering home security services with full customization for your dwelling. A new landing page just popped up with full details and plans that start at $240 installed. Head below for a full breakdown.

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New Toy of the Day April 26

TCL has become a force to be reckoned with in the mid-range TV space. After slowly building up an impressive inventory over recent years, it’s shown that its offerings are well worth consideration. We first caught wind of TCL’s 2018 plans back at CES in Las Vegas and today we’re getting a full look at pricing and specs. The new 4K HDR 6-series lineup is available at Amazon today with an impressive price point, that we’re certain will make consumers think twice next time they buy a new TV.

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New Toy of the Day April 25

OtterBox has launched its latest lineup of themed cases. The new Avengers: Infinity War collection includes cases featuring Iron Man, Black Panther, Thanos, and more. They even have a glow-in-the-dark option and one with a 3D effect. Otterbox is also offering a 20% off discount at launch.

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New Toy of the Day April 24

Today, Samsung has announced two new SSD stacks, the 970 EVO and 970 Pro. With the rise of popularity of NVMe solid-state drives, these new storage solutions are sure to be a hit for DIY prosumers and professionals alike. Both drives arrive on the scene with a M.2 form-factor designed to handle high-end content-focused work loads via the PCIe Gen 3×4 lane interface. More below.

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New Toy of the Day April 23

This morning, popular accessory-maker Anker has unveiled its new Soundcore Vortex Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. While hardly its first foray into wireless audio, this is the first time that it has gone away from the earbud design. In typical Anker fashion, these new headphones blend sleek looks and affordability. More below.

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New Toy of the Day April 20

Last week we told you about the latest release from Airstream, which dropped the iconic aluminum build for a more budget-friendly price point. Airstream is largely reacting to a market that has seen prices continue to drop as younger generations, mainly millenials, have taken a keen interest in camping and the freedom associated with it.

Today, we’ve spotted a new creation from French startup Tipoon that takes the same stance on a compact design but does it in a way we’ve not seen before. The new Travel Machine leans heavy on a telescoping design that creates an all-in-one living space that’s pretty intriguing. More below.

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New Toy of the Day April 19

It’s pretty hard to re-imagine something as simple as a rocking horse. A toy that’s been around for centuries, and has typically been limited to a wooden design going back as far as we can remember.

Designer Felix Monza has taken the iconic design and re-engineered it into one of the coolest toys we’ve ever seen. Dubbed ‘the Moto Rocker’ this new toy is sure to make your kid the coolest on the block thanks to clean lines and racer-inspired look. That is, if you can get over the price tag.

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New Toy of the Day April 18

Iconic furniture designer Herman Miller has today unveiled the latest addition to its line of office furniture. In partnership with Berlin-based Studio 7.5, the famed manufacturer is showcasing its new Cosm Task Chair Line at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The new swivel chairs are designed to conform with various default postures in hopes of eliminating the need for constant manual adjustment.

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New Toy of the Day April 17

Nearly a year ago to the day, Sony announced an e-paper tablet that was met with groans thanks to its eye-popping $700 price tag. Designed with professionals in mind, the 13-inch tablet was made for those that regularly spend their days taking notes and jotting down ideas. For the average consumer, the need just didn’t seem to be there.

Flash forward to 2018 and Sony is ready to try again. This week it has announced a new and smaller version of the e-ink tablet that’s slated for a June release date. Dubbed the DPT-CP1, it’s designed to be friendlier to both your wallet and daily routine.

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New Toy of the Day April 16

Nintendo has taken the gaming world by storm in the last few years, with not only the success of its Switch console, but also thanks to its retro-remake NES and SNES Classic. To no surprise, others have taken notice.

Over the weekend, SEGA’s official Twitter account confirmed an upcoming release of the MegaDrive Mini in celebration of the original’s 30th anniversary. Much like Nintendo’s own retro consoles, it will feature a library of games in a smaller footprint than the original.

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New Toy of the Day April 13

This week Airstream unveiled its newest travel trailer, departing from its iconic line of aluminum fifth wheels with a new fiberglass design. The latest version comes nearly 70 years after founder Wally Byam first dabbled with this alternative material. Dubbed the ‘Nest’, this 3,400-pound trailer sports a familiar design but lacks that shiny exterior that we’ve come to know and love from Airstream. expand full story

New Toy of the Day April 10

It seems like every year VIZIO delivers on a wide range of TVs for nearly every budget. For 2018, it’s looking like much of the same. Today, VIZIO announced its newest displays with refreshed lineups across the P-, M- and D-Series. Counting on popular designs and affordable price tags, the popular TV manufacturer has a few new surprises up its sleeve this year.

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New Toy of the Day April 9

This week at NAB, Western Digital has unveiled three new external solid-state drives under its pro-grade G-Technology brand. Designed as business-focused storage solutions, these new SSDs sport serious performance and big price tags. In fact, these new drives can deliver transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s, which is ideal for today’s high-resolution content.

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New Toy of the Day April 6

Following a delayed North American launch, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera is finally making its way stateside. Coming in at under $600, this new model is designed for prosumers looking to dabble in photography outside of smartphone devices. It leans heavily on similar hardware as its predecessor, the E-PL8, but upgrades a few key areas. More below.

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New Toy of the Day April 5

Some six months ago, Amazon unveiled its Key system that is designed to make deliveries easier and more secure. But the idea of allowing UPS entry into your home has been met with some resistance. Today, Amazon is introducing a handful of new features and compatibility with eight total locks that are now on the market. Add in expanded availability for this service now totaling 37 cities, and Amazon Key is ready for the big-time.

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New Toy of the Day April 3

Gnarbox hit the scene awhile back with its first-generation portable hard drive that allows content creators to back up movies and pictures on-the-spot after being captured. But this isn’t your average hard drive. Gnarbox went a step further with a fully integrated processor that enables instant editing of content long before you’re back at a Mac or PC. Even better, it’s wrappped in a rugged casing that’s both shock- and dust-proof for just about any scenario.

Today, Gnarbox has introduced the second generation of its portable storage solution that features a slimmed-down design, new connectivity along with a built-in solid-state drive for faster storage and transfers.

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New Toy of the Day March 30

Rad Power Bikes is out to demonstrate that owning an electric bike doesn’t mean spending a fortune. It’s new 2018 lineup offers four different varieties priced from $1,499. Over the past year, many releases have been marked by increased range and new features, which has of course resulted in rising prices. Rad Power Bikes looks to remove sticker shock from the equation with designs that are rider-friendly and remove any intimidation.

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New Toy of the Day March 29

Update: Now available to purchase at Amazon.

This morning, GoPro delivered on a promise to unveil updated hardware this year, unveiling its new $199 HERO. Priced at a more “accessible” MSRP, it’s designed to bring in more content creators and comes at just the right time for a company that’s desperately in need of growth. GoPro has had its share of ups and downs in recent months as it shuttered its Karma drone operation and has seen sales slip.

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New Toy of the Day March 27

Marshall has announced this morning that it is expanding its lineup of Bluetooth headphones with the new Mid ANC. Over the last few years Marshall has methodically been building its headphone offerings, but today’s release is the first pair to offer active noise cancellation.

If you’re familiar with Marshall’s stylings at all, you’ll notice that today’s release has familiar looks based on the brand’s iconic designs. The Mid ANC is a follow-up to the Mid Bluetooth, which is fairly similar in both function and layout. More below.

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