The neoprene sleeves act as a cushion protecting the iPad’s fragile display, while looking fun and colorful. The ladies will love this. The new sleeves will be available in Camo or Graffiti patterns, and various other color options. They will cost you $19.99 each and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.
They never had cool stuff like this when I was a kid. The Roundbox is a portable computer that is designed to encourage creative learning for children. No boring books with boring old text. Instead there is a digital camera, video game console, TV, DVD player, computer and pen, all in one rugged device that your child can’t destroy easily.
What more do you need for learning? It’s for kids from ages 5-14 and has a computer mode, gaming mode, movie mode, art mode and camera mode. The touchpad can even be removed and converted into a wireless mouse.
What better way to celebrate Halloween then with an iPhone app or 10. Below are 10 of our favorites. All are ghoulishly good fun and will get you in the Halloween spirit. Plus, these will give you something to do while you are hiding in your house, pretending you aren’t home and eating all the candy yourself. You disgust me. But if you share some of that chocolate, I won’t tell.
Soup nazis are no longer safe thanks to SOUPER. Soup crimes bounce off it’s shiny metal head. He’s capable of scooping big spoonfuls of Alphabets from your soup, then standing or sitting triumphantly. Did someone say “No soup for you!”? SOUPER says screw that jazz.
Eat up Junior. Safe in the knowledge that truth, justice and soup are all protected. Just don’t mix this guy up with your other action figures, then take him to your friend’s house. They will think your family is poor and laugh at you.
As a kid, how many times were you told to stop playing with your food? Probably a lot. Well, playing with your food on these plates is totally acceptable and even mandatory. The Food Face is a mid-size, hotel-quality, food-safe plate.
It’s time you had the freedom to play with your food. Your parents were just too uptight. Make a hat full of peas, or a beard full of corn, maybe put some carrots as the eyebrows. No price yet, but I imagine they will be available soon.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, here’s something to help you get drunk that also doubles as a creepy prop. It’s a Skull Beer Funnel with spinal column attached. If you’re the Predator, just pass on this one and go rip your own from some human. Humans, it’s illegal to do what the Predator does, so don’t do it. Buy this instead.
It’s Halloween, which means that it’s perfectly acceptable to guzzle some brew from human remains for God’s sake. When you get too drunk on the way home, it doubles as a handy vomit-catcher. It’s all cool. It’s how Grim Reapers party.
There’s always a solution for charging gadgets when your batteries crap out, but the problem is most of them aren’t any fun at all. Why can’t gadget charging be fun? In fact, I demand fun! Fun in the form of the iYo from Swedish designer Peter Thuvander. The iYo makes charging up your devices into a game, by way of a small induction generator to charge a battery inside the iYo. Just play with it for awhile and when you’ve given the battery a charge, then connect your gadget to the iYo’s USB port and the power will be transferred.
Play is fun and all, but can you imagine all of the Geico caveman types that will break it. The same people who broke wiimotes because they don’t have the cognitive capacity to hold something and apply pressure so it doesn’t leave one’s grip. This could be fun. I can’t wait until we get Kerbanger hard drives and ball/paddle chargers that put people’s eyes out. As far as I’m concerned the world just got more interesting, because it got more dangerous with this concept.
We’ve seen our share of bizarre furniture and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that furniture should be fun, not just functional. A good table should shock you or scare you. Even better, you should be able to play with your furniture, which is why we love Netherlands-based designer Tineke Beunders’ Marbelous.
It sports grooves cut into the tabletop, legs and supports, all so you can have hours of fun with marbles. The bonus is that you could roll peas and other round food out of your way and toward your dog. Hopefully your mom doesn’t see. Another bonus is that there is no marble cleanup and no one is going to break a hip stepping on them. It has cups built into the feet that that will catch most of them, and a long trough down the center, plus a box to store the marbles too. It’s an amazing piece of design and fun.
Over at Evil Mad Scientist there is an easy DIY project that will make cleaning fun and better yet, it might encourage your slacker kids to help out a little. Hit the link if you want to see how simple it is.
Basically an unprinted circuit board is attached to an RC car of your choice which is used to mount a dust mop. After that it’s just cleaning and play. This has to be dirt cheap to produce in a factory. Remote controlled cleaning would sell a bunch of cleaning supplies. They got everyone to buy swiffers after all. Check out the video below.
Many a kid has played with their slot car race track and watched as their racer zipped through the curves and straightaways only to be dislodged and careen off the track. It never gets old even as we age. It’s just that when you grow up, you need a bigger track. And in this case 8 whole lanes of fun.
This thing is no joke either. It’s not some cheap plastic toy. Instead it’s quality made, going so far as to prevent power-supply faults and even car-derailing bumps, which leaves you free to enjoy the race. All you have to do is clear the necessary real estate and invite a bunch of friends over. It beats playing this slot car game.
The Baggers restaurant in Nuremberg has done away with waiters. That’s because they’re fully automated. Customers use touch-screen TVs to browse the menu and choose their meal. Then the meal is prepared by a human chef and when ready, the meal is put in a pot and they give it a sticker the color of the customer’s seat.
After that it zooms down the rails downhill to the correct table. It’s more fun then your typical snooty restaurant and of course it beats the usual fast food restaurant atmosphere. The customers love it. They still keep some staff on hand. Mostly to explain to bemused customers how to use the technology.
The week’s about over and PopTherapy has put out a few good ideas to occupy your time in between napping, eating and gaming this weekend. They’ve posted a few somewhat-constructive projects that will keep your hands and mind occupied on something new for at least a few hours with things like fast power tools, solving old puzzles and some DIY ways to even further enhance your home gaming experience. Check it out: