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5″ Angry Birds Plush with Sound

3 May

Now this is one cash cow – or should I say, cash bird, that needs to be milked for all it is worth while still possible? I’m talking about the Angry Birds franchise, where you will now be able to carry those pesky avian friends in the comfort of your bosom while letting out their signature sound – sans the creaking of the catapult, of course.

The 5″ Angry Birds Plush with Sound can be triggered simply by tapping its forehead, and you can choose from birds or pigs – subject to availability, of course. These are soft and hand-washable plushes, and are actually officially licensed Rovio (Angry Birds) products. At $9.99 a pop, they aren’t exactly cheap nor expensive, but you might just want to hurl it at your mate or friend during one of those more boring moments at home.

Just imagine the audio chaos that occurs when you decide to go all out with a pillow fight using these!

by Coolest Gadget     Electronic Gadgets

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Lego Audio Book Helmet can read to kids

27 Apr

Since the beginning of recorded audio, there has been books written to work in tandem with a record, cassette, CD, or digital file so that children can be read to.

This concept helmet is by Jonathan Robson, and his helmet allows a child to hear a story by plugging a Lego Brick USB stick in back on a USB slot in the back. On the Lego bricks/USB sticks are stories that go along with Lego comic books, and I believe that the child is supposed to read the comic, while the helmet electronic gadgets provide the sounds.

I’m not certain how the technology of that would work, nor what would power this (presumably batteries or some USB charging of some type). I think it is interesting that it is shaped like a helmet from a Space Lego minifig, and made so the kid is in a private world of narration.

I believe that the comic books would be available by subscription via the mail, and the info on the Lego bricks will probably be downloaded via some iTunes service of some type. However, it is still in its concept stage, but we’ll see if it ever comes to pass at the Lego catalog.

by Coolest Gadgets