Tag: gifts for geeks

Tubular ’80s redux alert: Mixxtape brings mixtapes into the Bluetooth era.

The mixtape will just not go away, and that’s just fine by me. In this case, the beloved cassette of the days of yore now comes in form of a new MP3 player called the Mixxtape, courtesy of wildly popular Kickstarter campaign that blew away its funding goals faster than you can say don’t stop believin’. Order now and by the end of the year or so, you’ll be ready to start transferring your music library onto this sweet Bluetooth device that has a built-in LCD display and touch controls, a headphone jack, streaming capabilities, and an internal rechargeable...

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Now with AI. And a sense of humor.

We’re big fans of Sphero, as you might guess considering we’ve featured lots of their cool tech toys here on Cool Mom Tech (BB-8 anyone?), so it’s no surprise we’re intrigued by their newest launch, Spider-Man. But unlike their other toys that move around, Spider-Man keeps you company without having to lift a finger. Or web. Related: Sphero 2.0 brings a whole new meaning to playing ball. This WIFI-connected interactive toy does everything from tell jokes to guard your room, all at your request. That’s right, just ask (or tell) Spider-Man what you need and he’ll take care of...

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Web Coolness: Sleep goggles for insomniacs, Star Wars fidget spinners, and more fun tech links

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Here’s where women in science are making a name for themselves. {Photo via Emily Calandrelli} This Back to the Future fan got a ticket after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean. Darth Vader fidget spinners and Stormtrooper fidget spinners exist. Yes, they do! Here’s to moms who don’t make life perfect on Instagram This study says fitness trackers aren’t accurate at counting calories. Mark your calendars now! Sana’s smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018....

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Hot home tech design: 7 devices you never knew could be gorgeous

It’s amazing how far home tech design has come, even since we started this site six years ago. What once may have looked sleek and amazing — a baby monitor, a humidifier, even a lawnmower — now looks clunky and dated compared to what’s available to us now. Prepare for your minds to be blown by some of these designs. How wonderful to be able to beautiful our spaces so very practically. CMT is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate Related: 8 cool gadgets to make your smart homes even smarter   An air quality monitor The AWAIR Air Quality Monitor is pretty...

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The coolest STEM teacher gifts with a sense of humor

With my bigger kids in classes with more than one teacher now, particularly when it comes to the STEM subjects, I want to make sure they get as much thanks as their regular classroom teacher at the end of the year. And, let’s just say I’m pretty sure one of these hilarious t-shirts would do the trick. If you haven’t perused Look Human, I encourage you to take a few minutes and check out their offerings, particularly when it comes to teacher t-shirts and gifts. Here are a few of my favorites that I’m pretty sure your favorite STEM teacher...

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Because it’s a new baby. Get it?

What can we say? We’re suckers for geeky baby onesies, especially when they involve keyboard commands, which is why we had to share this new baby onesie from the folks at TwelveSouth. Command N. Get it? Of course you did. Related: 5 of the cutest geeky baby onesies It’ll make fellow geeks smile, and other people, well, look confused. Until you teach them a new shortcut that they didn’t know before, which makes this a cute and educational baby...

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Got internet trolls? Troll Cakes kill them with sweetness.

I can’t stop laughing at this concept: It’s called Troll Cakes and yes, it’s real. The premise is that you send Brooklyn baker Kat Thek any hateful message you’ve received — Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat — and they will send them a cake with their own words written on it. They’ll even track them down for you if possible, for a fee. Let the let them eat cake jokes fly! Of course while the idea is hilarious, I’m not sure I have the pressing need to send a pricey cake to the next no-life troll who fills his days writing MOM’S R STUPID COWS on social media....

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The new Polaroid Snap Touch with LCD: Is this insta-digital hybrid camera worth it?

After spending some time playing around with the new Polaroid Snaptouch ($179.99 from our affiliate Amazon) that we were sent for review, I think it’s a fun little camera for a family — especially with road trips, summer camp, and more outdoor time ahead. That said, there are a few caveats I want to offer. It didn’t take too long for my 9 year old to figure out how to use the touch screen to take, save or trash a photo; then play around with digital effects like borders, type, and a few sticker options before printing. And showing off...

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STEM swaddlers help future scientists know their barium from their boron

For a while, geek has been the new chic, and so I hardly know a new mom or dad who wouldn’t totally love this periodic table baby swaddler for their future genius. Designed by toddler mom Lynne Burton to keep herself from going crazy (we feel ya, Kim), the entire shop is filled with fun, gender-neutral baby gifts for future geniuses. Like a blanket covered with basic sight words — perfect for your competimommy friend’s shower! — or a gorgeous vintage alphabet. Related: 5 geeky baby onesies perfect for the newest little Zuckerberg I really like everything she offers. But there’s something about the prospect of...

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I Am Groot! That’s Groot speak for, I am here to charge your phone.

With the geeks among us getting excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in just one month and one day (and yes, I’m counting shut up), I figured I wouldn’t be the only one dying to reconnect with Baby Groot once again. Especially in the form of this completely wonderful Baby Groot USB car charger. No he doesn’t sound like Vin Diesel, but he is sound-activated (Peter Quill would suggest The Pina Colada song) so he’ll dance around in your cup holder while charging your phone. Plus the geniuses at Think Geek who designed him even knew to include two charging ports. Because the...

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