Here's 4 toys that I liked though I don't think any are quite interesting enough for me to buy, but I am tempted! The next toy I'll probably buy is a new digital camera. The one I have now is 3 years old and it's been dumped into lakes 3 times while kayaking. It's living on borrowed time!
This first toy is a toaster that also does eggs so you can make a one-stop egg sandwich. Here's the spiel from their site:
A multi-function appliance, the Egg & Muffin Toaster can simultaneously: 1) toast two slices of bread, English muffin, bagel, croissant, etc., 2) cook an egg (poached or steam-scrambled), and 3) warm a pre-cooked slice of ham or sausage…or any combination of these three functions. The toaster’s intelligent “Egg/Toast” function directs steam cooking and toasting to complete at the same time. The Egg & Muffin Toaster also features wide toasting slots, an auto shut-off for individual toasting and poaching options, an easy-to-clean control touchpad, light to dark toaster settings, and the ability to boil up to four eggs. It also includes cord storage and a removable crumb tray for easy cleanup.
It's made by a company called Back to Basics and the site has a number of interesting products. I hate paying full price for anything so I doubt I'll buy any of it, but I do like looking!
Second is a solar panel for charging cell phones. According to the company, MySoldius, it only takes 2 to 3 hours to recharge the battery completely and you can be doing that while hiking, cycling, or whatever. I like the idea but the $90 is a bit steep for me. If I ever need my phone outside when I'm away from other sources of power though--this would be great. So if I ever really do the Appalachian Trail... LOL
The next toy is something you can make your own soda with. I LOVE that idea though it's something like $100 and I can buy a Hell of a lot of soda for that amount of money. But I still like the idea as a toy. They even have a recipe page! Here's their spiel, it sounds like something from late-night tv!
Make Your Own Soda or Seltzer at Home in Seconds!
Do you love seltzer or soft drinks? Tired of waiting for sales, lugging home heavy bottles, storing them, and having them go flat? Do you ever have to run to the store at the last minute because you've run out of seltzer or soda?
With the Soda-Club® Home Soda Maker, you'll make your own great tasting seltzer or soda in a variety of flavors at sale prices, anytime at your fingertips. It's fun, easy and ready in seconds.
This last toy is really neat! It's a docking station for cell phones that allows you to either go cellular or via a landline. But much as I like the idea, I only have a cell phone so the docking station would be of no use to me. I got rid of my landline last year when I had RoadRunner installed. They charge too much but I must admit I do love the speed. I had dial-up for decades and it was sooooooooo slow. I'm too cheap to have a cell phone, landline, and ISP. One had to go and it was the landline. Bye-bye BellSouth. I won't miss you at all, a**holes! By the way, if I was too subtle with that comment, I was VERY unhappy with my landline phone provider.