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The best water pistols money can buy
The best water pistols money can buy By Hunter Skipworth

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, soon to be replaced with the dreary dark days of the autumn/winter months. As such Pocket-lint decided to make the most of the final sunny weeks by testing out the best water pistols we could find.The result? A rediscovery... Read more

VTech InnoTab hands-on
VTech InnoTab hands-on By Rik Henderson

We think it's safe to say that there is no faster growing sector in the wonderful world of gadgets and gizmology at present than tablets. The meteoric rise of the iPad and equivalent Android devices has been nothing short of spectacular - especially considering... Read more

Now you can use your Apple Mac to control missile launchers
Now you can use your Apple Mac to control missile launchers By Rik Henderson

Apple Mac owners can now fire missiles using their computers. No, really. Admittedly, they're small foam darts shot from a USB missile launcher towards unsuspecting co-workers and family members, but it's the first step to forming your own independent... Read more

Juno spacecraft takes Lego into a whole new world
Juno spacecraft takes Lego into a whole new world By Paul Lamkin

Three Lego figurines are about to boldly go where no man has gone before - to Jupiter's polar orbit onboard the Juno spacecraft.The 1.5-inch models representing Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter and his wife Juno will take their places alongside... Read more

Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise
Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise By Rik Henderson

A spokesperson for Hamleys recently told us that Lego has had an "incredible year so far" and we can understand why, it has released sets with some killer licensed brands in 2011, including Pirates of the Caribbean and its own Ninjago, and they've really... Read more

Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on
Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on By Rik Henderson

We've always been big fans of Nerf blasters here on Pocket-lint, and never shy away from the opportunity to shoot one or another in the floppy bits with a well-aimed projectile. However, it's been literally hit or miss over the years, as to guarantee... Read more

Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one
Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one By Rik Henderson

Toy manufacturer Hasbro has crafted three new versions of Monopoly for 2011, and while they stick to the same basic rules, each has a unique selling point that will appease different kinds of people.First up is a new Electronic Banking version of the... Read more

Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops
Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops By Rik Henderson

With the imminent release of Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2, it comes as no surprise that stores are being crammed with related branded and themed merchandise. There's Cars 2 lunchboxes, Cars 2 sticker books, Cars 2 pyjamas and Jimmy and Alan Carr both... Read more

Griffin Helo TC iPhone powered chopper flies in
Griffin Helo TC iPhone powered chopper flies in By Paul Lamkin

Griffin's AppPowered range has really taken off now...literally, with the launch of the Helo TC infra-red controlled helicopter.The chopper is designed for indoor use, but where it differs from the ubiquitous array of indoor RC helicopters that you've... Read more

Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns
Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns By Stuart Miles

Remember Laser Quest, or if you’re even geekier Photon? Well the youth of today will get their chance to have the same memories you once had thanks to WowWee, the company behind Paper Jamz and Robosapiens.It’s about to launch a new laser based game... Read more

Frickin' lasers to power RC toys of tomorrow
Frickin' lasers to power RC toys of tomorrow By Stuart Miles

Controlling your new remote control car via two joysticks on a remote is so last decade, well that’s the feeling we’ve just got from seeing two new RC cars from two different toy companies aimed at two very different age groups.You see if you believe... Read more

Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids
Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids By Stuart Miles

There is no real tech involved in what is likely to be the must have game for your kids this Christmas, but it’s so much fun, and it made us jump when we had a go that we felt obliged to share it with you.Dino Bite is a simple game that sees you having... Read more

Electronic Air Pick that lets you play like the Rolling Stones
Electronic Air Pick that lets you play like the Rolling Stones By Stuart Miles

You might not want to admit it in public, but we all like a bit of air guitar, trouble is if you’ve got zero musical talent remembering how the song goes can be hard.In steps Air Picks from Flair and available in a toy shop near you over the next couple... Read more

LeapFrog: We want to be major player in iOS and Android
LeapFrog: We want to be major player in iOS and Android By Stuart Miles

The children of today are more tech savvy than ever before. They’ve got games consoles, iPod touches, iPads, digital cameras, and plenty more at their disposal. Like it or not, while traditional wooden toys can still be found in the playroom, today’s... Read more

LeapFrog Tag Junior now even friendlier
LeapFrog Tag Junior now even friendlier By Stuart Miles

LeapFrog, the makers of the hugely successful, and very good Tag reader system, has updated its Junior Tag offering to make it even more kid friendly.The new reading system figures now takes on the form of the company’s friendly dogs Scout and Violet... Read more

My Own Story Time Pad: LeapFrog’s Kindle for kids
My Own Story Time Pad: LeapFrog’s Kindle for kids By Stuart Miles

LeapFrog has created a new electronic reading device for 2 to 4 year olds that hopes to let them think you’ve been kind enough to give them a Kindle.Designed to look like the ebook reader from Amazon, it’s sadly not as tech savy, but still very cool... Read more

LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on
LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on By Stuart Miles

You’ve got an iPad, you love that iPad, trouble is your kids want your iPad too. If that sounds familiar then LeapFrog wants you to be interested in a new toy that’s due out in August and costs £80.Called the LeapPad it’s a tablet just for your... Read more

Use the force for Operation Star Wars R2-D2 Edition
Use the force for Operation Star Wars R2-D2 Edition By Paul Lamkin

We've seen the R2-D2 Motorola Droid phone. We've seen a pretty young lady demonstrating that R2-D2 can, in fact, be sexy and we've even seen an R2-D2 BBQ.But an R2-D2 version of the popular game Operation - that's got to be our favourite astromech droid... Read more

Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly
Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly By Paul Lamkin

Disney has officially announced the arrival of its Disney Comics App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into the App Store.The apps will be a welcome addition for techy parents, whose kids just love getting their hands all over their mobile gadgets.There... Read more

AppBlaster: The AR alien FPS for your living room
AppBlaster: The AR alien FPS for your living room By Paul Lamkin

Back in January at Toy Fair 2011, Pocket-lint got its hands on a funky new toy with a tech twist - an Augmented Reality based shoot 'em up, which we're happy to say is now finally going on sale in the UK.The appBlaster is a toy gun, which slots in your... Read more

Angry Birds goes big with XXL toy
Angry Birds goes big with XXL toy By Hunter Skipworth

The Angry Birds obsession continues, this time with a toy that looks to be the biggest and angriest bird of all.At 16 inches tall, the bird easily puts all other AB memorabilia to shame. The toys are an exclusive with gadget shop Red5 and are due out... Read more

Eatensil becomes ultimate cutlery for take away fans
Eatensil becomes ultimate cutlery for take away fans By Hunter Skipworth

Take away giant Just-eat is currently approaching manufacturers with what could possibly be the greatest product in culinary history. The Eatensil is designed to be an all-in-one Swiss army knife of cutlery for fast food fans.It comprises of a pizza cutter,... Read more

Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian
Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian By Hunter Skipworth

Whilst the Parrot AR.Drone might sound like something that the Terminantor's Skynet would spawn, it is in fact a harmless (unless fitted with rockets) smartphone controlled quadricopter.For quite a while now iPhone owners have enjoyed the delights of... Read more

Bright Starts Snuggle Duckling Baby Rocker hands-on
Bright Starts Snuggle Duckling Baby Rocker hands-on By Rik Henderson

The arrival of a newborn baby is an amazing thing; not just with the miracle of birth, the cuteness and the mountains of presents from relatives and friends, but in the fact that it's a great excuse to try out and play with all manner of new gadgets,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review  (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review (iPhone) By Libby Plummer

Here on Pocket-lint we have wide-ranging tastes when it comes to gadgets and gizmos. What's for sure is that we like games, we like Lego, and we sure as hell like ninjas. Combine the three and we're not only interested - we're typing our password into... Read more

Thumbs Up's 80s Retro iPhone case at The Gadget Show Live
Thumbs Up's 80s Retro iPhone case at The Gadget Show Live By Rik Henderson

The yearning for all things retro continues apace (even though The Ting Tings seemed to have buggered off) and there's nothing that screams 1983 than a "brick" mobile phone.However, not only is it hard to get hold of a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X these days,... Read more

G-1 Glass Pool Table coming to UK via Firebox... for £35,000
G-1 Glass Pool Table coming to UK via Firebox... for £35,000 By Rik Henderson

While the word "cool" has been used countless times, in countless scenarios, there are few instances when it has been truly earned. Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront? Cool. Aston Martin DB5? Cool. Steve McQueen's 1960s Persol folding sunglasses? Très... Read more

ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real?
ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real? By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt as to what Pocket-lint's favourite April Fools' Day prank was this year, the ThinkGeek Playmobil Apple Store. Indeed, as it was trending on Twitter at one point, it's pretty much everybody else's too.Much like with the company's iPad... Read more

April Fools' Day pranks that came true
April Fools' Day pranks that came true By Libby Plummer

April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own... Read more

LeapFrog starts search for Britain's best (very) young directors
LeapFrog starts search for Britain's best (very) young directors By Rik Henderson

With its Leapster Explorer camera accessory helping kids to make video clips of their own, LeapFrog is now looking nationwide for the best young directors, offering a trip for the whole family to Florida for the ultimate winner.Runners-up will also get... Read more

Lego Minifigure USB keyring could well be the coolest / geekiest ever
Lego Minifigure USB keyring could well be the coolest / geekiest ever By Paul Lamkin

You may have noticed that we at Pocket-lint are Lego crazy. We just can't get enough of the little bricks and little men.So, imagine our excitement when we spotted this Lego Minifigure 2GB Flash Drive.Sure, at only 2GB and priced at $24.99, it's hardly... Read more

App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)
App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone) By Ben Crompton

There are many pursuits that appear to be completely futile and void of any true value; watching day-time TV being just one of them.And this is a criticism made all too frequently in the area of gaming, where hours, and quite possibly days are spent trying... Read more

Light the way with the Clear29 LED skateboard
Light the way with the Clear29 LED skateboard By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint tried skateboarding once, in broad daylight, and still managed to fall over more times than Cristiano Ronaldo manages in an average 90 minutes.So the chances are, we won't be attempting any 'boarding at night time. But if we did, we'd definitely... Read more

Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch
Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch By Ben Crompton

The age old problem of finding the right key when trying to get into something important (usually your house, or perhaps car) looks to have been solved in style thanks to the Key-Met camera key fobs, which bring a little photo fun to the humble key.The... Read more

Transformers 3D glasses helmet for kids lets you watch 3D in disguise
Transformers 3D glasses helmet for kids lets you watch 3D in disguise By Stuart Miles

3D glasses aren’t that hip or cool, especially if you're 9-years-old. But, all that is about to change with the launch of the Hasbro Transformers 3D glasses/helmets later in the year.Hasbro has announced that it's partnered with Real-D, the company... Read more

Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant
Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant By Ben Crompton

This webcam accessory is a touch of creative class, as it's been designed to fit over a webcam of the built-in variety in order to make you look as though you're an extra from Land of the Giants.Spotted on Super Punch, we're not sure whether it would... Read more

MWC Android pins hit eBay
MWC Android pins hit eBay By Stuart Miles

This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was dominated by little green androids in the guise of pin badges from Google and now following the show they’ve hit eBay.If you weren’t at the show, or more to the point didn’t get a chance to collect... Read more

Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist
Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist By Ben Crompton

There are some things in this life that we all have to come to terms with, and one of Pocket-lint's is that we'll never - ever - complete a Rubik's Cube. On the rare occasions that we've tried it usually ends up with tears, bruising and a variety of small,... Read more

Another kid-friendly tablet LeapFrog(s) in
Another kid-friendly tablet LeapFrog(s) in By Paul Lamkin

Following the news we brought you on Wednesday that VTech is planning on bringing out a child-friendly tablet this year, it's only fair that we tell you all about the LeapPad Explorer - LeapFrog's assault at the kiddie tablet market.Like VTech's effort... Read more

Android plush toys add cuteness to the Google revolution
Android plush toys add cuteness to the Google revolution By Paul Lamkin

Angry Birds plush toys? Pah - they're old hat.It's all about the Google Android plush toys from Gann Memorials - or the Ganndroids as it is calling them.Joining the limited edition Android pin badges that we spied over in Barcelona at MWC, the four plush... Read more

VTech InnoPad teaches multitouch skills to kids
VTech InnoPad teaches multitouch skills to kids By Paul Lamkin

Do you hate it when your little 'uns get hold of your iPad? Don't you wish that they had a tablet of their own that they could smear their biscuit crumbs and snotty fingers all over.Well, now they can have, as VTech has announced the InnoPad - which has... Read more

Limited edition Android pin badges: 86 to collect!
Limited edition Android pin badges: 86 to collect! By Chris Hall

We always knew that Mobile World Congress 2011 was going to be a big year for Android, but we had no idea it was going to be this big. Google tells us that there are in fact 86 Androids appearing at the show this year.But wait - we're not talking about... Read more

Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker made from recycled computer parts for sale
Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker made from recycled computer parts for sale By Rik Henderson

Wow. Our inner-geeks have just exploded. Not only is this an amazing sculpture of an Imperial Walker (AT-AT) from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, that stands over a foot tall and weighs almost 7kg, it's also made entirely from recycled... Read more

Lego Halo and other videogame minifigs
Lego Halo and other videogame minifigs By Rik Henderson

Boy, what we wouldn't give for Lego to expand its range to encompass the world of videogames. Why stop at Batman, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean sets? Surely the worlds of Halo, Ghost Recon, Call of Duty and Gears of War would make... Read more

Crotchet Android mascot: Cranking the cute up to 11
Crotchet Android mascot: Cranking the cute up to 11 By Paul Lamkin

There has been some pretty serious tech news on Pocket-lint lately.Canon got super busy announcing cameras by the dozen (well, not quite but there are loads) including the hotly-anticipated 600D, the Xperia Play went and got all official, and Pocket-lint... Read more

Self-Service Checkout - the toy
Self-Service Checkout - the toy By Stuart Miles

Casdon, the company that specialises in making toys that are replicas of real life objects, is bringing shopping toys bang up to date with its Self-Service checkout.The electronic checkout till will come with a light sensor, vocal prompts like “please... Read more

Lego teams with NASA for new sets
Lego teams with NASA for new sets By Stuart Miles

Lego has teamed up with NASA to release new space inspired Lego sets to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle.Launched as apart of the company's Lego City brand, the “hero” set of the new range will be the Lego City Space Centre that... Read more

Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on
Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on By Rik Henderson

After a meagre outing last time around, Wild Planet and WowWee's Electronic Test Tube Aliens are back, and this time they're even more evil. They want to enslave the human race, and kids are encouraged to interrogate them to find out the details of their... Read more

Star Trek Mr. Potato Head toys coming soon
Star Trek Mr. Potato Head toys coming soon By Paul Lamkin

Captain James T. Kirk famously once said: "Without freedom of choice there is no creativity."So do you choose Star Trek, or Star Wars?And whilst the debate will roll on forever as to which is the best "Star" franchise, one place where the two sci-fi giants... Read more

Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on
Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on By Rik Henderson

WowWee's Paper Jamz range of toy guitars were a major success in the back end of 2010. Not too expensive, they allowed wannabe rockstars the chance to strum along to some choons, without the need for the intricate gamer skillset or console equipment required... Read more