Archive for February, 2012

Cinemin Swap – used to connect a digital source, such as most laptops and netbooks to a Cinemin Slice or Swivel – has been a difficult find recently.

As such, we have two great alternatives for you should you want to connect your device sooner rather than later.

We’ve split these solutions up into two parts: The easy, convenient method and the slightly more complicated, but cheaper method.

Option 1

This all-in-one Mini DisplayPort | ThunderBolt to TV RCA Composite Video and S-Video Converter replicates the functions of the Cinemin Swap. It’s easy to use, but is more expensive.

Option 2

This requires the assembly of two cables.

The VGA to TV RCA AV 3 Adapter Cable (attached to your computer)

and the 3 RCA AV Video Cable

This cable connects to the included RCA to single jack cable in your Cinemin Slice or Swivel box.

This solution is slightly more complicated (due to the connection of several wires), however is much more cost efficient.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment and we’ll do our best to get you back to projecting asap!

Robosapien is a fusion of technology and personality. Boasting a variety of functions, it has been heralded as one of the most popular biomorphic toy robots in the world.

With a full range of dynamic motion, interactive sensors and a unique personality, Robosapien is more than a mechanical companion — he’s a multi-functional, thinking, feeling robot with attitude!

If you’re not familiar with this popular fellow, you can read more about it here.

Along with its popularity came a variety of new colors and interesting skins.

Here are our Top 3!

1. Homersapien

There’s no denying the popularity and donut-loving brilliance of Homer Simpson. Homersapien’s launch coincided with the launch of The Simpsons Movie in 2007.

 

2. Spidersapien

What’s better than a web-slinging action hero? How about a biomorphic one!

3. Graffitisapien

Created by one of our talented designers (Benny Dongarra), this one-of-a-kind gem’s lovely home is the WowWee office showroom in Montreal, Canada!


Which is your favorite Robosapien?

The biggest game of the year has come and gone, and the ending couldn’t have been more exciting.

For many, it isn’t the game itself that draws them to their television, rather the incredibly expensive and highly-touted commercials that sandwich the tackles, interceptions and touchdowns.

Superbowl XLVI provided some creative ones no doubt. We always love looking for entertaining, fun and inspiring ads that are share-worthy.

Here are our top three favorites from this year:

1. Budweiser Flash Fans

2. Sketchers Mr. Quiggly

3. Chevy Sonic Stunt Anthem

What were your favorite ads?

Happy Monday friends!

Today, we thought we’d throw it back old school and dig up one of our awesome legacy toys – Roboquad!

Roboquad burst on to the scene in 2007 and is an inquisitive animated robot with unique multi-directional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness. Featuring multi-colored flashing lights and techno sound effects, Roboquad is the first true robotic arthropod.

With cool sensory features such as Flinch Response (if an object approaches his scanner very quickly he will react, according to his aggression level) and a Sound Sensor (reacts to sounds and scans for nearest object when disturbed), Roboquad is an incredibly interactive robot.

Check out this 2007 video from CES with Roboquad’s inventor Mark Tilden!

We wish we could take credit for that amazing title, but all respect goes out to New York’s live electronic musician AfroDJMac.

He – along with his Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar – has put together a pretty cool sampling of JBieb’s tunes through some skillful audio manipulation.

You can read more about his project here, along with some of his other work.

Watch below for his instructional video of the project. If you want to listen to the final version, skip ahead to ~10:15.

Classify this one under ‘Electro Bieber Fever’! ;)