Category: toys [好玩玩具篇]

Anything that is a waste of money to some people haha

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

I use a lot of rechargeable AA and AAA batteries for my electronics, ever noticed your rechargeable batteries went completely dead after less than 50 charge cycles, then you blame the brand of your batteries sometimes and bought some other brands to try out?  And the end result is the same with even different brand of batteries?  Then you blamed on your charger and bought another one and same shit happened?

Well, tell you what, the problem is your charger, most chargers you can get in the market now they kill your rechargeable batteries even if they have auto stop.  Also getting sick of charging your ONE needed battery along with another because you have to charge them in pairs?  Well, here is a perfect solution 🙂  La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger which I bought it from Amazon for $60.  It is probablely the best AA and AAA charger in the market now.

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Product features
– Works with all nicd and nimh “aa” and “aaa” rechargeable batteries
– Lcd shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete
– Charges aa and aaa rechargeable batteries simultaneously
– Select different charging current for each channel: charge, discharge, refresh, test; automatically switches to trickle charge when charging is complete to ensure maximum battery capacity
– Overheat detection to protect over-charging

What’s In the Bag?
– Sturdy Adjustable Nylon Carrying Tote Bag with detachable metal clips
– Spacious inside double pockets
– Webbed side sleeve for additional storage
– Includes 4 AA & 4 AAA NiMH rechargeable (shrink-wrapped) batteries
– AC power adapter
– Front Zippered kangaroo pouch includes individual pockets to carry included 4 C size 1.2v battery adapters which are included inside 4 D size adapters

This is probably the best buy of the year and it is strongly recommended for everyone that experienced the same problems I had 🙂

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LOSI 1/24 Micro Brushless Short Course Truck RTR

Really wanted a small scale RC car that has mostly everything a 1/10 has, think about the fun you would have when you are racing small scale RC cars with friends down in the basement or something :-P, so I did some research, looked around a few brands, thought about getting the new LaTrax 1/18 On-Road Rally Car, also looked at HPI 1/18 Micro RS4 and I came across this, LOSI 1/24 Micro Brushless SCT RTR.  Inexpensive ($150), small, 2.4 Ghz control, brushless motor, 4 oiled shocks, 4WD and, full bearings (doesn’t say it on their site but it was because I took it apart :-P).  The size it’s just as big as my hand, speed is pretty fast considered it’s 1/24 scale, and it is ready to run right out of the box.  There are tons of upgrade parts available if you looking to speed this baby up in the future as well, so if you have some spare money for a toy, this is actually not bad 🙂  FYI, LOSI has a Rally version too which uses the same chassis.

LOSI 1/24 Micro Brushless Short Course Truck

LOSI 1/24 Micro Brushless Short Course Truck

On a side note, if you want to do future upgrades or something custom to it, you will probably need a precision screwdriver set because the screws are very tiny 🙂

converted to Rally

converted to Rally

picture added 10 Feb, 2014
all I had to do was to buy another body, bumpers and a back tower for the body clips

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ESTES proto X nano quadcopter

RC quadcopters have been around for a long long time and I really wanted one, so I did some research and found myself a perfect RC quadcopter, a ESTES proto X nano quadcopter, probably the smallest quad in the world.  it uses a 2.4 GHz controller instead of those cheap infrared ones, USB charging, built in gyro, tons of LED lights and it is super small (take a look at the size of it on my Samsung Galaxy S3)!!!  Charging time is about 20 mins and you get about 5-8 mins of play time, with the built in gyro, it is very stable while flying BUT you will probably need some practice first because after all, it is very small in size and IT IS a quadcopter.  I find the controls are very very sensitive but after a few small crashes, flying in a small room is really not a problem at all.  Price wise it’s very affordable, only $40, sadly I had to get it in Mississauga because I couldn’t find it in GTA area.  Anyways, you never know if it would become available everywhere in Toronto soon because it is really a super fun toy to have.  BTW, their official website is estesrockets.com but they dont have this on their site yet, maybe this is too new?!?

ESTES proto X nano quadcopter

ESTES proto X nano quadcopter

P.S.  because it uses 2.4 GHz, you could actually have a few friends flying a few of this at the same time, sounds like fun doesn’t it?  hehe

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Sony Bluetooth madness!!

I am always a Bluetooth fan, most of my gadgets have Bluetooth connectivity built in, and yes, another temptation drove me nuts again.  A Sony Bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W) and a Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W), all I wanted to get was the headsets because the other Bluetooth headsets that I use at work don’t work so well, so it was a perfect excuse for me to get a new pair AND I found this bundle deal, an added bonus little Bluetooth mobile speaker… which I totally fell in …  Anyways, I was pretty impressed with the sound quality of the headsets compare to my old ones, still trying to figure out how long the batteries would actually last, guess I will know it soon 😛  I was extremely surprised the sound quality of the little mobile speaker, I have tried a few other brands but they all sound horrible, but this one has bass and everything, I strongly recommend this to people if you are looking to buy something similar, tho it costs more but I think it’s well worth the money 🙂

Sony Bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W)

Sony Bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W)

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W)

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W)

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TRAXXAS Rally

Welcome the newest member of my RC family, my new TRAXXAS Rally 🙂

DSC06601What a coincident, my best friend Raymond asked if I wanted to play RC with him, and of course I didn’t mind 😛  After doing some research, I figured I should get something that I don’t have, maybe a Rally?  I used to play a lot of different on road and off road RC cars, I think I have about 10 RC cars in my basement, but they were the old days’ toys, time to see what’s out there.  I found this TRAXXAS Rally, great reviews, love the ready-made body cover and everything.  Don’t really want to surprise anyone but you know, I had never had any of my RC cars running 7 cells, this is actually my first 🙂  Anyways, I am charging the battery right now and will probably try it tomorrow if the weather allows.  If anyone has something similar and want to play together, let me know and we can figure something out 🙂  plus I hope I will take some awesome video on this baby in the coming future too 🙂

 

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