new toy of the day Stories March 23, 2017

Remember that old game, Pong, from Atari? It’s been a while, but the team at the Table Pong Project has whipped up something that just might bring it back and into our daily lives. This project looks to be a rather futuristic approach to the classic game, where it is being brought from its digital form to a physical form. This Pong-infused coffee table includes the retro sounds and bouncing lights, and it maintains the same mechanics to stay true to the original gameplay. It’s not just any Pong-themed table, either, the Table Pong Project is officially licensed by Atari. It is meant for the home, the office, and even public bars.

What’s the magic behind all this? Well, the main component required to make the 2D movement illusion of the game possible, is magnets. The minimalistic design is aimed to bring back memories of the X generation, as it is a mixture of modern tech and arcade machines from the 80’s. As for the features, the table includes the Pong game, a digital clock, Bluetooth speakers, and 4 USB charger ports. To set it on stand by mode, close the custom design lids and you have a regular, neat and retro looking coffee table. The Table Pong Project plans to start shipping in November on Kickstarter, and you can pre-order it now for $1,100 (limited units) before it reaches $1,690 later this year.

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new toy of the day Stories July 15, 2016

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We’ve featured our fair share of LEGO sets in 2016, from new Minecraft releases to Ghostbuster-inspired models. Ahead of Comic-Con next week in San Diego, a handful of new releases have been detailed. LEGO has announced new BrickHeadz models that feature Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others in celebration of this event. These aren’t your normal minifigs, either. Each model is to be constructed just like any other LEGO release. More details below…

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new toy of the day Stories July 14, 2016

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Update: We have rounded-up some of the best ways to play classic Nintendo/Sega/Atari games on your big screen that are already available.

Some 30+ years later, Nintendo is ready return to its glory days. This morning, the official Nintendo of America Twitter account revealed that we are getting a brand new mini NES Classic Edition later this year. The tiny console comes packed with classic titles (more on those below), a retro-style controller and plugs right into your HDTV:

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new toy of the day Stories July 13, 2016

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Adding a amp or digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to your audio setup can provide a massive boost in sound quality and performance. There are plenty of entry-level consumer products available on the market, but investing in a serious system will make a noticeable difference. Just the other day, the Billie Amp hit Kickstarter with a beautiful design and big promises. It’s loaded with modern and throwback connectivity to cover all of your bases. Head below for more insight.

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new toy of the day Stories July 12, 2016

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Goal Zero makes some of the best consumer solar products on the market today. You’ll find different sizes for every scenario, from portable options to larger models for appliances and the like. However, bringing some of the bigger panels on the road, say while camping, can be a bit of a struggle. Goal Zero has partnered with Sylvansport on the new Sunny Side up, an integrated solar kit brings all the power of the sun to an outdoor location near you. This tidy package has it all…

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new toy of the day Stories July 11, 2016

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Finding your way through the airport can be a real pain in the ass. Getting your tickets, passing through security and getting on the plane can all have their own mishaps that cause delays. A company by the name of Olive has a new plan to help remedy this situation. Its new intelligent suitcase can be ridden like a Segway and folds up to look just like a regular carry-on. Even better, it’s loaded with smartphone functionality. More below.

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