Future Toys: Balance Master Robot

The Handy Remote Control Balance Master Automatic Robot from ThinkGizmos is a superb addition to your RC toys and games. It could be found on Amazon here.

The Balance Master Robot features a ground breaking self-balancing gyro system which permits the Balance Robot to perform easily on two wheels without slipping over.

Contained in the packaging is everything needed to benefit from the Balance Robot including batteries and a 2.4 GHz remote control meaning that therefore multiple Robots can be utilised in the same room at exactly the same time as both hook up to an individual remote.

The Balance Robot itself has 5 different operating methods. Dancing Function, Boxing Function, Loading Function, Driving Function and Gesture Function. You’ll be able to make an impression on your friends with the brilliant Gesture Mode since you can control the automatic robot just with specific palm movements.

Aswell as this futuristic Black and Silver version a Black and Red Balance Master Robot can be found by searching Amazon for ‘Balance Robot ThinkGizmos‘.

Find out more about Two Wheeled Balance Robots here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Two-wheeled_balancing_robots

For all the realistic graphics and gameplay, first person shooters still lack the ability to reach beyond the screen and physically involve the player. Sure there is “force feedback” and vibrating control pads, but it’s all a little bit tame when compared to the mayhem and bloodshed shown onscreen. However the 3rd Space Gaming Vests immerse the player is an incredibly realistic way. Because built into each vest are eight impact cells which replicate the violence onscreen, allowing you to feel every blow, punch or shot. If your character takes a stray shotgun round, you can expect a thumping blow from the vest to match. Like being hit by a 10 pound deadweight in fact. If ever there was an incentive to avoid being shot, the 3rd Space Gaming Vest provides it. Dependent on the on-screen action, the Gaming Vest delivers differing levels of impact and pressure to give a genuine “feel” for the game, from handshakes, shoulder thumps, punches and other physical interactions. The Gaming Vest looks just like those worn by special forces (there’s a choice of black or camouflage print depending on your stylistics sensibilities), with pockets, straps, zips and clips for ultimate realism and adjustment for a snug fit. There is also a soft fleece inner lining to keep you comfortable as you frag the enemy (although that’s just between you and us of course!). The Gaming Vest connects to your PC by USB and with the installation of the 3rd Space Driver allows for true interaction with your games including Halflife 2, Call of Duty 4, Medal of Honor Airborne, Quake 4 and Doom 3 among others (new titles are being added all the time).

 

Toys and Gifts: Dinosaur Triceratops and Fly Eye LED Torch

Everyone has always wanted a pet dinosaur at one time or another, well now it’s possible with the Walking Toy Dinosaur Triceratops from ThinkGizmos. Find it online here: https://www.amazon.de/Gehender-Spielzeug-Dinosaurier-TG636-Triceratops-Lichtern/dp/B01LX5OVOW

The awesome looking Triceratops Dinosaur will walk around roaring as you imagine a dinosaur would. It also features added flashing lights on its horns for added fun.

This cool, fun and innovative Dinosaur Triceratops is an ideal toy for children aged 3+. It is made from non-toxic recyclable ABS plastic which is of high quality and durable so should last to be enjoyed for a long time.

As an added extra to aid in learning, in the manual is an information sheet providing fun facts about Triceratops Dinosaurs.

However if you would like to learn more, more information can be found here.

Have you ever found yourself walking through the woods late at night, trusty flashlight showing you the path, but finding the whole experience somewhat ‘dark’? The beam cast by your torch is well, narrow and beam-like? Can’t see what horror is lurking behind that tree off to the right? What if you could flood the whole area in front of you, to the left and right of the path in front? Well step forward the Fly Eye LED torch. Apparently ,inspired by nature the Fly Eye uses 7 super-bright LEDs surrounded by their own magnifying lens to spread light far further than a conventional filament bulb could ever dream of. Powered by 4 AA batteries, the Fly Eye is capable of delivering a staggering 210 lumens of brightness from it’s compact little body. LED technology is incredibly power-efficient, but to maximise battery life you can switch from full power mode to ‘long lasting’ power mode when in slightly less demanding conditions (like when there is a full moon!). The Fly Eye comes in it’s own nifty little canvas carry pouch so you can add it to the array of handy tools attached to your Bat Utility belt. And the bundled flexible tripod allow the torch to be used as a super-bright table lamp (handy for interrogating suspects on the fly?) or by wrapping the legs around objects, suspended from tent poles, trees and tables. Made from solid, lightweight metal in a sleek black finish, the True Utility Fly Eye has been constructed to survive knocks and drops whilst out and about, becoming another useful addition to your collection of survival tools. Or manly geek toys.

Learnings never been so fun with the Scratch Map and Friction Truck Set.

 

There is something fascinating about maps and something compulsive about scratch cards (just ask Camelot). And if you combine the two, you get one of the best boasting tools we’ve ever seen. Because this world map has a funky gold foil covering every single country. The idea is that when you get home from holiday, you scratch off the foil covering that country to reveal extra colour and detail and making it blatantly obvious that you have been there. Next time you pop over to Calais, you can scratch off the gold foil covering France, revealing a vibrant and distinctive green. Returning from a trip to Cancun? Mexico shows up as a lovely royal blue. As for the other countries, you will have to visit and find out for yourself! The incentive is that the more you travel, the more of the map you can reveal. Then when your friends come to visit, it is easy to show just how well travelled you are. The smug face is up to you. Unfortunately, if you are to complete the whole map, you may well need to spend quite a bit of cash (so maybe scratch cards can help?). The poster comes supplied in a protective tube, which can be used for storage in the event you don’t want to leave the poster on display permanently. And if you’re not the travelling type, the Scratch Map makes a perfect gift for your globe-trotting friends.

Once all the countries of the world have been learnt its play time. The set of 3 Friction Toys are the ideal learning toys for children 18 months + and can be purchased direct from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Set-Friction-Toys-Harvester-ThinkGizmos/dp/B01M0QAZP4.

The friction truck set includes 3 models, a Cement Mixer, Street Sweeper and Harvester Truck. Each of the trucks have moving parts which turn as the truck move forward.

The friction toys are the perfect toy for not only fun but developing hand eye coordination and concentration. All you need to do is push them forward and the friction will keep them moving.

If these are a little small there are larger friction trucks available from this range for bigger kids. Check them out here.

Whilst playing you can also teach children how Friction Toys work with the information found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction_motor