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Radio Flyer is on Cloud 9 with concept wagon

Radio Flyer has been putting out toy wagons since 1917, and their model has remained, for the most part, unchanged. However, the company has recently released a concept model of the Cloud 9, a wagon like no other. I believe that this concept alone will change the world of toy wagons as we know it.

The Cloud 9 is the RV of wagons with two padded seats, cup-holders, and fold-out storage containers. It is also designed for safety as each seat has 5-point safety harnesses, as well as foot brakes.

The wagon is also technological. There are digital controls that include a dock for an MP3 Player with speakers. I’m even told that there is some type of digital readout in the handle that will give the time and temperature. This control will also give the speed of the wagon, and also has a built-in odometer.

Clearly, this is a wagon designed for kids like Richie Rich. There’s something about putting an iPod Dock in a wagon that crosses some line somewhere. I have children under the age of five, and I don’t think they really need an iPod in the wagon.

Since the Cloud 9 is still in concept form, there is no price as yet. In all honesty, I don’t really want to know how much it costs. I’m not certain if I should buy a wagon like this for my kids, even if I could afford it.

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Spark Talking Globe

Christmas might have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find that as an excuse not to gift your little one another educational toy! The Spark Talking Globe is a full color 3D spinning globe that features seven touch-sensitive areas, where each touch will kickstart the computer within to provide more information about the selected area narrated by a cheerful character. You (or rather, your child) will find a total of 10 activity buttons to get the little ones started, and with hundreds of facts concerning people, music, clothing, customs, geography, food, animals, inventions and languages, this is a treasure tome of interactive information! The integrated LCD display makes it easier for visually reinforcement when learning. The Spark Talking Globe can be yours for $49.95 - and you save a whole lot of moolah in the process without having to travel around the world in person.


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Secret USB Flash Drive Watch

Today must be Advanced Watch Day, because I just finished reporting on a new Cellular Phone Watch from LG. This next watch feels just as advanced, as it comes with a 4GB USB Flash Drive.

This USB drive fits snugly into the case, where no one will look for it. In fact, that is one thing I like about this watch: it doesn’t look like heavily advanced spy watch. No, this watch looks completely innocuous with its fancy exterior.

The USB Hidden Flash Drive Watch has “a plastic case covered by a stainless steel mask with brushed silver finish and convex mineral glass with a shiny raised index”. It may not be a Rolex, but it is fancy enough for James Bond to sport.

I can just see it being used in the next James Bond film. Here’s the scene: Daniel Craig sneaks into an enemy base, and then whips out the flash drive from his wrist and downloads the head bad guy’s plan. Knowing movies like I do, they’ll probably make it more suspenseful by showing a little bar that has to be 100% complete before a guard shows up to stop Bond.

So before Bond goes out on his next mission, he doesn’t need Q anymore. He can just order from the ThinkGeek site. That’s probably good, because the latest James Bond films don’t have Q in them anyway.

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LG Goes 3G on Cellular Phone Watch

I recently received a CES Preshow Planner in the mail, and pasted on the cover is an ad for LG. Apparently, they are planning to unveil big things at the show this year, and one of them is the LG-GD910 Watch.

The LG-GD910 is a watch that is a 3G-enabled mobile phone. It has a 1.4-inch touchscreen, and is about 0.6 inches thick. I figured that a cellular phone on your wrist might be a little large, because I’ve tried out MP4 watches that tend to feel like a brick on the wrist.

The cellular watch phone also features a video conferencing, so you can talk into your watch to the person on the screen, like Dick Tracy or Electro-woman. I realize that many of you might not have understood that last reference, but Electro-woman and Dyna-Girl was a kid’s show with two superhero ladies whose powers were in their oversized wrist bracelets.

Other features include text-to-speech capability, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios, as well as a music player. It can also download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA.

This product is enough to make me drop by the LG booth at CES, just to see how well it works. I’ve heard that it is expected to initially be available in Europe. No word on a price just yet.

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The Mr. Robot Head Game helps with hand-eye coordination

If you’re looking to help develop your kids hand-eye coordination, this Mr. Robot Head would do a great job with it.  It comes from Think Geek and is meant for kids ages 4 and on up.  It’s basically a robotic twist to the Operation games.  Same concept, trying to be careful and not sound the buzzer.  It just has a slightly different object to the game.  The nice extra is that you’ll never have to put batteries into this guy.  He has other methods to power himself up.

Just crank the handle on the back of the robot and he’ll be powered up and ready to go.  The object of the game is to get the handle from one end of the wire to the other without actually touching the wire.  If you touch the wire the LED robot eyes will start to flash and the head will then make strange noises.  All in all the game is endlessly frustrating and will keep the kids busy.  It will cost you $28.99 for this 9” square.

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Nokia patent application shows strange Communicator design

Nokia has been playing their cards close to their chest most of the time when it comes to cell phone releases, as their designs tend to lean towards the safe side of things. Well, good thing the Finnish telecommunications company is going the extra mile to come up with a potentially groundbreaking design in the future, if what we see above in a recent patent application goes through to the manufacturing process. This completely weird four-way folding Communicator is full of hinges, keys and pixels that consists of “at least four device parts,” making us wonder what those parts are exactly. What do you think Nokia is up to?

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Supervision is Electronic Checkbook Balancer

Designer Eun-Gyeong Gwon has created a device known as the Supervision, a “financial management and electronic budget diary”. It should work very well for those who have a hard time balancing their checkbook.

The Supervision has the ability to scan and process receipts. It will also tabulate bank accounts, and it will let the user know his or her balance. I don’t see a screen on this device, so I’m not certain how it informs the user of this information.

Other than that, this is about all my source knows about this particular device, which is still a concept at this point. Since this is the day after Christmas, I’m sure some of you are wishing that you had a Supervision to help manage your flailing finances.

I would like to suggest a way to improve the Supervision. Make it so it can connect to your computer, so your recent purchases will show up on Quicken or Microsoft Money. However, most banks already have online access which can download account information to the aforementioned financial programs.

I can’t help but wonder how this Supervision scanner absorbs the information from the receipt. How does it know which number to tally? I’ve noticed that all my Wal-Mart receipts have a barcode at the bottom which usually gets scanned when I make a return, so maybe it should use this code.

Some of you might not think you need this, but if the Supervision is ever marketed, I’m sure there will be those who will wonder how they lived without it.

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Dashboard Devices Carputer

Clearly, we are at the point where there are too many electronic devices in our cars. With all the highly advanced car stereos, GPS devices, and cellular phones that are out right now, it is about time someone just up and put a PC in the automobile.

I suppose that is what Dashboard Devices was thinking when they created the “Carputer”. This Entertainment and Navigation for Vehicles (ENV) device is actually a two-part system. The first part is the ENV-XC, with an Intel Core Duo processor, 1 Gbyte of RAM, 160 Gbyte hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual FM radios, optional satellite radio receiver, DVD-RW burner, plus GPS radio.

As for the second part, the user has a choice of the ENV-100, the ENV-50, or the ENV-50c. The ENV-100 is a double-DIN system, while ENV-50 and ENV-50c are single DIN. The difference between the 50 and the 50c is that the 50 has a motorized screen and the 50c has a detached screen.

There is no word on what operating system this Carputer will use, but it should be known that the company has given a heads up about the Carputer’s vulnerability to viruses. Let us hope that these Carputers don’t distract us from driving.

Dashboard Devices hopes to have the Carputer available by the summer time, at a price of about $2,700. Rumor has it that the company will put the Carputer on display at CES if you want to check it out in Vegas this January.

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The Vintage Viewfinder Clock recycles old Viewfinders

Viewfinders at one point were about the coolest things we could possibly imagine.  Now, it’s really only cool, because it was a treasured childhood item.  If you were to give a kid this for a Christmas gift now, they’d look at you like your shoulder sprouted another head.  Even if you were feeling sentimental and bought a working Viewfinder for yourself, eventually you’d get bored with it.  At which point it would get shoved in the back of a closet or drawer.  Instead you can show your appreciation for your childhood toy with this cool clock.

The clock uses one of the older Viewfinders, to give it a nice vintage look.  These are handmade by the Minnesota artist Debra Dresler.  Each one may vary a bit though, because these clocks are made from actual Viewfinders.  Which also means you’re helping to recycle an old forgotten toy.  Unfortunately since they are handmade, they are very pricey.  So you’ll have to be dying for this clock to want to fork out that much cash.  It’s being sold for $145 on Uncommon Goods.

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The Rocket Launcher Alarm Clock

We all go through those periods when it’s a nightmare trying to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning.  Be it because the bed is far warmer than the room, or you’re having a particularly good dream, either way you still have to make yourself get up.  When you’re desperate to find a way to drag yourself out of bed, you might look into this quirky alarm clock.  It’s sure to keep your mornings interesting.

When it’s time to wake up you’ll hear a count down and then the rocket will shoot into the air.  In order to make the alarm stop going off, you have to grab the rocket and put it back.  After rushing around to grab it, you’ll likely be wide awake and ready to get ready for work or school.  Luckily these are available in the UK as well as the US from two different vendors.  You can get it for the UK from DrinkStuff for £14.67 and the US can get it on Perpetual Kid for $24.99.

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