The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.
Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation? Being pricier than a used car didn’t help the original Segway’s chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got tons of new Lego minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.
Drones might be seen as a cool way to get packages from Amazon Prime without having to talk to anybody, but they could lead to a dystopian police state. At least, that’s one what scifi short film is suggesting.
Running around, bashing down doors with a giant sword in hand is generally frowned upon in modern society. So if you’re dealing with a secret He-Man fantasy you’re dying to live out, why not fill your pocket with a bunch of tiny swords that can open doors without destroying them?
Is opening a bottle like a normal person with dignity and self-respect not EXTREME enough for you? Then we’ve got a treat for you. Eventually.
Jingle All The Way might be one of the silliest holiday movies of the past two decades, but Turbo Man will always be cool. Sadly, there aren’t too many copies of the original action figure left, and they’re mostly fought over on eBay. But one guy got his hands on the original props and is running a Kickstarter to…
We’ve all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favorite classic games.
There’s no better way to end a long day than crawling into a perfectly-made bed, but who has time to actually make their bed as they frantically head off to work in the morning? Nobody. That’s why a self-making duvet might be the best thing you could ever throw on your bed.
Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead. Rumors about the company’s demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week. Today in a post on Kickstarter, Pebble confirmed that Fitbit was acquiring “key Pebble assets” and that Pebble would “no longer be operating…
To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames…
Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to buy one that Rachel is finally making the toy…
The only comic-book artist who’s ever been found guilty of obscenity can return to Florida without being immediately taken into custody. The Kickstarter for an upcoming documentary about his trial has raised enough to not only fund the film, but also to clear Mike Diana’s outstanding warrant for his arrest.
It’s certainly not the worst thing that could go wrong at a dinner party, but having a ladle sink to the bottom of a punch bowl or pot is no longer a potential embarrassment thanks to a clever swan-shaped alternative that’s engineered to float so that it’s always within easy reach.
Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new—they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved.
There’s no such thing as packing light when you’re traveling with kids. But a new carry-on suitcase not only has room for packing a baby’s travel necessities, there’s also a pop-out stroller seat hidden away inside it, leaving you with one less thing to drag through an airport.
We first covered Rahul Agarwal’s Polygon measuring spoon a couple of years ago. Made from a flat piece of etched plastic, it folds into a measuring spoon of various capacities depending on how you hold it. Now the Polygon is finally becoming a reality through Kickstarter, so you can soon make your ,drawers sightly…
GoPro’s new Karma drone looks like a wonderful addition to any professional videographer’s toolkit, but at $800, it’s not for everybody. If you don’t quite have the budget for the Karma, this $63 foam GoPro accessory is a cheaper way to capture some decent aerial footage.