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Rubik’s TouchCube

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Toys,

TouchCubeIt seems that almost every year there is a new Rubik’s Cube. For 2009, this means the TouchCube which features touch sensor technology, a motion-detecting accelerometer and colored lights. Touching the cube will change its colors, and you can get a hint or full solve with its built-in solver. Shown at the recent NY Toy Fair, the cube is set to come out later this year with a $150.00 price. Sign up for details on their new site or grab your old one and save the bucks.

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Rubik’s Mirror Block

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Toys, Videos,

The new Rubik’s cube may look simple without the colors, but the Mirror Block has 9 different sizes of blocks on each face. Solve it with different patterns and it will turn it into an irregular shape. Those who can do the original cube at breakneck speed will jump at the change to challenge themselves with the new puzzle for ~$20.00, while those who still have yet to master it might want to hold off until your more talented friends are done and will lend you one.


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Yamaha Speaker Small, but Carries a Mighty Sound

Yamaha Cube SpeakerYamaha has unveiled its cubic NX-A01 Stereo Speaker for iPods or other MP3 players. Use it on a table, desktop, counter, or anywhere you feel in the mood for a few tunes. Made with a 3 cm titanium cone, the speaker has a 90 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and features their SR-Bass technology for an extra boost.  Available in black or white, its size is less than 9 cm (~3.5-inches) on each side, weighs 310g (~7 lbs.,) has an easy-to-use control panel on top, and is available at Yamaha for $99.95.

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