Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
Personal computers were supposed to all but eliminate the need for paper, but one look at your sticky note-covered screen tells a different story. Researcher Tobias Große-Puppendahl may have created the perfect compromise, however: an electronic sticky note that can replace all of your little yellow reminders.
Well, OK, it’s not the kind of dongle you’d expect. The paperback sticky note is a pad of paper that sticks to the back of your iPhone 6, allowing you to (gasp) use your phone as an actual, real notepad as well as a computer.
Are you more likely to "call Ted in accounting" when the reminder is stuck to the frame of your monitor on a boring yellow Post-it Note? Or when the reminder appears to leap from the page on these wonderful comic book-style sticky notes? The answer is pretty clear.
You don't need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in…
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then this set of Tangram puzzle sticky notes let you leave a longer message than you could ever fit on a single Post-it note. The collection of angular shapes can be arranged into almost any shape you can think of, although a drop or two of artistic talent will certainly help.
As we passed from homeroom to homeroom during our formative educational years, it's understandable that many of us wanted to ensure we left a legacy behind to be remembered by. And that legacy usually came in the form of carving our names and the year into our desks—an act that no longer results in detention if…
You can already get sticky notes in a few different sizes, but for those who want even more control, you can now get them on an endless roll—letting you tear off the perfect size as needed. After all, some days you just need a few groceries, while others you need to completely restock the pantry.
Their intelligence told them that adhesive notes would provide the perfect disguise for their drones: innocuous and ubiquitous, found in the highest levels of government and the private sector. But they failed to understand just how out of place the neon bits of paper would be sailing about outdoors. One of many…
The iOS App Store is filled to the brim with every kind of note-taking app you can imagine. But sometimes nothing beats a good ol' pen and paper. And that's what makes these Paperback sticky notes the perfect hybrid. They're designed to adhere to the back of your iPhone 5, so you can take a single note with you—like a…
There's a wonderful simplicity to Eduard Taberner's short film Sticky Man. His main character is hand-drawn, traveling via an ever-growing pile of yellow sticky notes through a stop-motion world.
Years and years of personal computer use has conditioned humanity to feel a sense a dread, of worry, and stress, whenever they see a warning message. So if you need to leave someone a note that they absolutely can't ignore, what better way than with a pack of fake Windows error message sticky notes?
When you're trapped in a boring nine-to-five job you'll embrace anything that helps make the work week slightly less awful. Colorful staplers, video games on your calculator, and sticky notes shaped like anything and everything but a boring yellow square. Here's some of the best.
You'll appreciate this rainbow pad of sticky notes if you've ever fallen asleep while watching TV and woken up to your local network's late night station ID. For just $5 you get a small assortment of five different color strips, and a bonus grayscale pluge bar across the bottom for those times when you don't need to…
You're not still using those mundane yellow sticky notes are you? There's a whole world of creative adhesive notational options available to you these days, including these translucent full moons which will actually appear to glow when stuck to your monitor.
You can write a mile long list of reminders on your phone, but you'll still forget them all if it's tucked away in your pocket. That's why sticky notes have yet to be replaced by deviced like the iPhone, and these app icon-themed pads seem like they're rubbing that fact in.
I love everything about these ninja-inspired throwing star sticky notes from ThinkGeek. Everything except the fact they're made from black paper, making them next to impossible to write on with anything other than a special marker.
It might be a little hard to see, but this is a design for an improved post-it note. The paper is made from wood waste and the end of the note ends in a triangle to prevent the corners from fraying.
Windows 7 has eliminated the Windows Sidebar and instead has placed gadgets (widgets) directly onto the desktop. They've also gotten rid of the Notes gadget and replaced it with a program called Sticky Notes.
The Post-it note is one of those seemingly simple ideas that end up taking off and making a fortune. While there are plenty of higher tech alternatives out there looking to capitalize on Post-it success, there is still something about the classic that keeps people coming back. This Pock-it concept doesn't look to…