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The Post-Apocalyptic Abe Lincoln the Country Deserves, and More of the Best Axe-Wielding Toys of the Week The Post-Apocalyptic Abe Lincoln the Country Deserves, and More of the Best Axe-Wielding Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things collectible, toy-related, and budget-breaking. This week we’ve got a beautiful Transformer from the Bumblebee movie that doesn’t actually transform, a post-apocalyptic version of Abraham Lincoln and more minifigures from The Lego Movie 2, and the return…

You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesizers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular…

Someone Turned Their Apartment Into an Immersive Sound and Light Show for the Fireball Island Board Game

Back in early 2018, Restoration Games revived Milton Bradley’s Fireball Island board game through a Kickstarter campaign that not only succeeded, but has also already shipped out to backers like YouTube’s andyk. To take his copy of the game to the next level, he turned his entire apartment into an immersive,…

Once a Musical Oddity, the Stylophone Is Now a Fully-Capable, $350 Analog Synthesizer

The Stylophone started life as a kitschy electronic toy instrument—the digital version of the kazoo, if you will—but over the years has slowly developed new sounds and features making it more than just a novelty. The new Stylophone Gen R-8 is an evolutionary leap compared to previous versions of the instrument, and…

There's a Fully Working Computer, Including a Retractable Keyboard, Hidden Inside This Mouse

Some hardware hacks only exist as a way to prove they’re actually possible. Such is the case with this ‘Computer Mouse’ that was designed, 3D-printed, and assembled by YouTube’s Electronic Grenade. It’s a fully working portable computer that’s smaller than even the thinnest laptops, but at the same time infinitely…

Rogue One's Director Krennic Gets a Beautiful Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week Rogue One's Director Krennic Gets a Beautiful Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good and wallet-draining on the internet. This week: an insanely cool Iron Man figure, Director Krennic storms into the Hot Toys Star Wars line, and...Porg cars? Yes, porg cars. Check it out!

Wacom Showed Me the First Good Reason to Buy the Magic Leap Hype Wacom Showed Me the First Good Reason to Buy the Magic Leap Hype

Fields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two-dimensions. For the past few years, Magic Leap’s mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real…

With Spigen's New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We're One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality With Spigen's New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We're One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality

Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia worked…

There's a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You'll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming.…

The North Face's New Breathable, Waterproof Fabric Might Be the Holy Grail of Outdoor Gear

Preparing to head into the great outdoors has always always been a delicate balancing act. You want to bring enough gear to be prepared for any weather, without overpacking and creating a heavy pack. With its new Futurelight material, The North Face believes it’s created the ultimate fabric for outdoor adventures: one…

Wacom's New Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists Wacom's New Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists

There’s long been a far-fetched rumor that Adobe intentionally leaks pirated copies of Photoshop and Illustrator to hook young, aspiring artists on its software before they transition into careers as professional designers. Still, many of the professional design hardware remains quite expensive for students and other…

You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland's New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland's New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its…

Panasonic Returns the Technics 1200 Turntable to Its DJ Roots With the new MK7 Panasonic Returns the Technics 1200 Turntable to Its DJ Roots With the new MK7

At CES 2016, Panasonic revived the Technics 1200 turntable line which had last been updated with the MK6 back in 2008. The pricey Grand Class Technics SL-1200G was targeted at audiophiles, however, while the 1200’s biggest fanbase had been mostly DJs who loved its high-torque, direct-drive platter. Two years later,…

This Clever Digital Compass Tells You Exactly Where Your Friends Are in a Crowd This Clever Digital Compass Tells You Exactly Where Your Friends Are in a Crowd

If you’ve ever been out with a big group of friends and tried to rely on text messages to get everyone back together, you already know what an act of futility that can be. “Head to the bar!” “Which bar?” “New phone, who’s this?” The LynQ tracker promises to make rounding up your posse a lot easier. It works similar to…

The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld

Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro…

Sphero's Sensor Ring Turns Everything Into an Instrument For Fidgety Finger Tappers Sphero's Sensor Ring Turns Everything Into an Instrument For Fidgety Finger Tappers

Hello. My name is Andrew Liszewski, and I’m an incessant finger tapper. Almost anything in reach can become an impromptu drum kit when I’m burning off nervous tension. It’s often incredibly annoying to those unfortunate enough to be in earshot, but soon my anxious behaviors could yield a future hit on the club scene…

This Kettle Promises to Instantly Heat Water to the Perfect Temperature as You Pour This Kettle Promises to Instantly Heat Water to the Perfect Temperature as You Pour

A watched pot might never boil, but if you blink, you’ll miss Heatworks’ new Duo carafe working its magic. Using the company’s proprietary heating technology, the carafe promises to instantly heat cold water to any temperature while it’s being poured, drastically reducing the amount of energy it uses, and all but…

You Brew It Up! Ah, Damn You! God Damn You All to Hell! You Brew It Up! Ah, Damn You! God Damn You All to Hell!

The handful of trailers we’ve seen for The Lego Movie 2 have only given us fleeting glimpses of Apocalypseburg, where minifigures like Emmett and Lucy struggle for survival—and decent coffee—after the invaders from planet Duplo laid waste to Bricksburg. But Lego’s new 3,178-piece Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set now…

D-Link's New 5G Wifi Router Could Let You Say Goodbye to Cable Internet Forever D-Link's New 5G Wifi Router Could Let You Say Goodbye to Cable Internet Forever

Unless you spent 2018 living in a cave (which would be 100 percent justified given the political climate) you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz around the new 5G wireless networks coming online. They not only promise faster internet speeds for mobile devices but wireless internet that’s actually fast enough to completely…

Klipsch's New Wireless Earbuds Are Wooing Me With a Zippo-Like Charging Case Klipsch's New Wireless Earbuds Are Wooing Me With a Zippo-Like Charging Case

Apple’s AirPods paved the way for decent wireless earbuds, but the lump of white plastic that serves as their charging case leaves something to be aesthetically desired. Limited battery life means you’ll have to carry some way to recharge wireless earbuds, though, and Klipsch is seriously wooing me with a battery case…

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