If you’ve always wanted to relive Carl and Russell’s magical journey in the Disney and Pixar movie Up, and don’t have the technical (and magical) skill to build a flying balloon house to take to Paradise Falls, there is good news. Josh and Peter from YouTube’s FliteTest have built a remote-controlled version of that very flying balloon house.
Smart mirrors have always had that futuristic feel about them. They just ooze cool because it isn’t just a screen or just a mirror, it’s more. It’s a screerror. Okay maybe we need to work on the name, but I digress.
Anyway, this kind of tech has always been left to the tinkerers of society. Those who just a have a knack, either from some kind of training or natural born talent, for making cool things work. That said, of all the DIY smart mirrors that I’ve seen, this one easily looks the coolest.
The Internet of Things has been a buzzword these days. While we are seeing more internet connected appliances, what if you can do something right now and it’s something you can build yourself? Now there’s an easier way to connect the Internet to anything around you, be it your home, office, car or even your pet!
Introducing the new cloudBit, a new internet connected component by littleBits. For those who aren’t familiar with littleBits, you can think of them as the LEGO for electronics. They have a huge library of cleverly designed components that can easily assembled by kids. There’s no soldering required and the components are snapped together with magnets. It is pretty clever as well with the use of different colours for input, output, power and wiring parts.
With the new cloudBit module, you can bring your littleBits electronic project to a whole new level with its WiFi enabled connectivity. Some of the stuff you can do is a wireless door bell that can send an SMS to your phone or a fish feeder which can be triggers over the net. The Cloud Starter pack which consists of a power, CloudBit, button, servo, LED, sound tigger and mounting board costs US$99 (Normal price: US$165). They ship to Malaysia too for US$37.45, which brings it to a total of US$136.45 (about RM433).
The CloudBit set makes the perfect gift for those who love gadgets and DIY projects. See it in action along with a couple of sample CloudBit projects after the break.
If you’re a big collector of Dyzplastic Android collectibles, the 3rd series is expected to be released soon in July. It was supposed to be launched sometime in Q2 but they had to spend more time with the design and manufacturing process which Dyzplastic claims to be much better than ever. The previous series, come with 16 pieces and costs RM465 per set.
Also coming out next month is the Summer Edition for Comic-Con that’s limited at 1,000 sets. If it is coming to Malaysia, you can expect them to come in very limited numbers like the Chinese New Year & Christmas editions.
Head after the break for another sneak preview of Series 3 collectibles.
Alright Android fans, check out these limited edition Asia exclusive release Android collectibles designed in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year. The three figurines represent Blessing (福), Fortune(祿) and Longevity(壽) and are available from the Taken Shop for RM118.80 excluding delivery if your interested in adding a geeky touch to your Chinese New Year celebrations this time around. For more details, head on over to the Taken Shop.
Android mini collectible…erm…collectors listen up Artist Gary Ham is back this holiday season with this deliciously detailed and oh so cute special edition Android Toy Soldier figurine.
The limited run collectible retails for RM32.90 and features a removable decorative key accessory along with movable arms and head. The figurine also comes in a special see through box for that added special Christmas feeling.
The limited edition Android mini Toy Soldier is designed in New York by Andrew Bell produced by makers of quality Android figurines – Dyzplastic.
Pre-orders for this Android collectible starts now and shipping will begin on December 16 2011. Get yours at The Taken Shop.
For the die hard Android fans, now there’s a new mini collectible for Halloween. Dyzplastics the maker of genuine Android mini figures has introduced Don Pablo, a special edition Mexican themed droid for Halloween.
The official release date is on 1st November but you can order it now for RM39.90. Since this is a special edition design, stocks would be rather limited. If you’re interested, head over to the Taken Shop.
If you love Android Mini Collectibles, here’s something to add to your collection. Now for this summer, there are 4 new unique designs which debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2011. The 4 piece set consists of 2 heros and 2 villains figures.
Since these are special editions, you might want to pre-order yours now from the Taken Shop at RM199. It will be officially released on 1st August which is just a week away and each customer can only order a maximum of 2 sets.
Head after the break for more pics.
As previewed several months back, the Android Mini Collectibles Series 2 is finally here in Malaysia. The TakenShop is an authorised online retailer in Malaysia where you can order these collectibles locally without incurring expensive international freight charges.
For the collectibles, you are able to purchase random individual pieces at RM32/each while a complete box set is sold at RM465. The individual pieces are completely random and you won’t know know which design you’ll get. For serious collectors, you are guaranteed to get 11 of the base designs in the complete box set with some of them repeated like the Greeneon, Bluebot, Hexcode and IceBerg. The fun however doesn’t stop there as there’s a mystery design in every box set. We are told that there are 3 mystery designs in total. Read on for the full unboxing.
If you like Android figurines and you like DIY and you like customising the hell out of anything and everything that you own then this Androski DIY Android figurines was probably created with you in mind.
Available exclusively online at The Taken Shop, the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit comes with ruberised body parts and accessories for you to assemble your own rendition of the Android robot. The way that kit is design means that the Android figurine is virtually infinitely customisable and pose-able in any way you can think of.
The Androski kit includes:
- Two Androski Figures (Self assemble parts)
- One Androski Mini Phone Pendant
- Too many accessories
We got our own kits courtesy of The Taken Shop and we’ve been having crazy fun customising the Androski. We especially like that it’s configurable to become a phone holder. The kit is more rubber than plastic and if you’re expecting snap-on parts you’ll be sorely disappointed. All the parts in the Androski kit are assembled using thin metal wires. The kit is designed this way to allow for the infinite configuration possibility.
The only gripe we have is that the instructions are in Korean. It took us some time to figure out what part goes where but once we got the knack of it, the Androski figure is pose-able in every which way we wanted it to pose. Also, there are numerous small parts and sharp pins included in the kit, so the Androski is NOT a toy. Don’t give it to your kids to play with.
There are two types of Androski kits. The self-assembled kit retails for RM35.00 while the pre-assembled kit is RM50.00. Both prices exclude shipping and handling costs. These kits are the genuine article, imported directly from Korea and available only from The Taken Shop. For more info on the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit, head on over to TakenShop.com.
Head on over to after the jump for a hands-on video of the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit plus some pictures we took while playing with the both kits.
And when it comes to cute little fellas, limited edition collectibles that take a likeness of the little green robot are downright irresistible to some people. Heck, these collectibles are irresistible to most people.
So if you’re an Android fan or just have the propensity to collect collectibles, then The Taken Shop is the place to go to get your fix. Being satisfied customers before, we’re pretty surprised that the founders of The Taken Shop approached us to feature them on SoyaCincau.com. We gladly obliged.
Service at The Taken Shop is top-notch, delivery is fast and even the packaging is solid. You’ll be sure that your Android won’t get damaged during transit. All the Android figurines sold at Taken Shop are the real deal originals and you’d be hard-pressed to get them anywhere else. It fact, if you’ve been to any Android device product showcase before, the many Android figurines that you see most probably came from The Taken Shop.
Best of all, The Taken Shop is local so you save a huge bundle on shipping and handling costs. Also, they regularly update their Android collectible range so do head on over to TakenShop.com to check out the latest Android collectibles.
Dyzplastic, the company that started off the original Android figurines is coming out with a fresh new series for 2011. According to their blog, there will be a total of 12 designs which is more than its previous 10 in the first series.
To kick start the new year, they had also released a special edition Chinese New Year God of Fortune shown below. If you’re interested in getting one, there’s actually a local retailer in Malaysia and the Chinese New Year Android figure is going at RM38.80.