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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Board Games
    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. You had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

    The board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Board Games
    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. You had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

    The board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Clothing
    Neff Fold Heather Beanie

    Neff Headwear Fold Heather beanie, heather-dyed fold design in a wide variety of fun colors. Made from extra soft 100% acrylic material and a cozy ribbed knit, you won’t wanna take this one off.

    Infant Bedding
    Puckababy New Born

    PUCKABABY® BAG NEWBORN is a fantastic sleeping bag for your baby or expected child. It regulates your little one’s temperature and shields from cold and drafts. The sleeping bag is soft, with luxury finish, and it even has anti-scratch mittens.

    Juvenile - Gifts / Novelty
    Shains Girly Theme Kit...Say It - Wear It - Mean It

    Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more...

    Neonatal Pediatric Products
    The Zaky(R)

    The Zaky® is an ergonomic positioning, bonding, therapeutic, comforting, soothing, and sleeping aid, as well as a transitional item for children. It imitates the touch, scent, weight, and warmth of human

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Neff Headwear - Character Mitt

    Like all Neff Headwear products, the Character Mitts do more than serve the purpose of keeping your hands warm, they make a statement about you. They represent style and that added kick that says they are just totally cool.

    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

    The Learning Tower provides a safe platform for your child to work on projects at countertop levels. Sturdy and durable, it is constructed from wood and is protected with a gloss finish. Adjustable to three levels, it will grow with your child!

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go is an award winning (patent pending) activity mats, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for families both at home and on-the-go! Small toy collections are easily spread out, contained, and cleaned up at home, while visiting friends, in restaurants, on airplanes, in cars, at Grandma’s house, or wherever life takes you.

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

    TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value! They let your creative juices flow and...

    Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass
    Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristaltic Nipple

    The Coddlelife PP Bottle with a Peristalic Nipple is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

    The fun learning activities focus on language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills. All of the Brain Insights information is provided in everyday language.

    Developmental Play Equipment
    First Toddle®

    First Toddle., the 5-in-1 Infant/Toddler Play, Entertainment and Development System, initially emphasizes standing and walking skills. Then it can be easily reconfigured to provide a variety of fun and challenging play areas for children...

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

    Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

    The Learning Tower provides a safe platform for your child to work on projects at countertop levels. Sturdy and durable, it is constructed from wood and is protected with a gloss finish. Adjustable to three levels, it will grow with your child!

    Gifts / Novelty
    HABA Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones

    Just imagine luscious looking ice cream treats in front of you. Hmm, bright colors with an enticing look which is so tempting to pick them up.

    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries
    Constructive Eating Plate

    The Construction Plate is starting off with being quite unique and Made in the USA. It has patented features that work with some special utensils, ( which are also available separate ) to make eating fun and easier for children.

    Infant Bed & Bathtime
    Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips

    Palm-Palms are a uniquely designed soft terry cloth infant bathing accessory which is hand wear worn by caregivers throughout baby bath time or shower time. The primary function of the product is designed to provide...

    Infant Feeding & Nursing
    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher saves parents time and energy at maeltime. At around 6 months a baby starts to try to feed themselves. They don

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

    The innovative Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place...

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

    The Snack and Play® Travel Tray 2.0 is packed with all kinds of options for a child to entertain themselves while in their car seat, stroller or even in a shopping basket!. It has a dry erase electronic safe magnetic surface that allows children to play with dry erase markers, magnetic toys, or just eat their snacks.

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

    Elephango has established a new standard in online education resources that are vital to cognitive development in a child. A child begins a never ending journey as they are captured by their first learning content which in turn stimulates their desire to follow a seemingly never ending wealth of source of new topics of content to read.

    Prenatal Education
    The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

    Created by a developmental psychologist, BabyPlus is a patented, early curriculum and prenatal education system that introduces patterns of sound to a prenatal child in the one language they can understand—the maternal heartbeat.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

    Toddler Toys & Accessories
    Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet

    Oh Plah! No, that is not an expression from a Klingon™ with an attitude in a Star Trek™ movie, rather it is the name of a most unique as well as innovative concept in infant/toddler teething products. As you will soon see, Oh Plah! is really

  • Books+ Reviews

    Books, CD/DVD's, Combo Sets and Literature


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    Animals - Stuffed
    My Cow Moo Cowbination Set

    Moo is a blue-and-white cow born to a black-and-white pasture in CowTown, USA. Rather than look at that as a deficit, Moo realizes that there must be more to life than eating grass. So she leaves in search of fun, friendship and really good food.

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    eye games for baby

    Life is but a game for a baby when they are in the newborn to 6 months age range. For an infant, the design and image pairings with eye games for baby become part of a fascinating game so to speak, of venturing, learning, and visual stimulation.

    braininsights - Help me Thrive While I'm Five

    Help Me Thrive While I’m Five provides 40 insightful activity ideas for you to promote learning and bring smiles throughout everyday life! The activities are designed for delivering the fun and Neuro-Nurturing your five year old needs even when you are busy.

    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

    The fun learning activities focus on language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills. All of the Brain Insights information is provided in everyday language.

    braininsights - Love Your Baby

    Love Your Baby emphasizes the importance of attachment for healthy social/emotional and cognitive development. The brain development information is explained in everyday language. This packet assists new parents in the providing child development for their new baby and does it in an easy and unique format.

    braininsights - More to Do While I'm Two

    Two year olds learn best through fun interaction and play. They also need a lot of love. This packet provides busy parents with ideas on how to provide both for the development of all skill areas. The activities cover language, physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. A busy two year old brain can

    Books - Skill Development
    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Books v5-8

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge books 5-8 provide a whole new level of challenge and intrigue. The "Arrow" and "Compass" puzzles provide unique methods for connecting points to reveal a picture. Other new puzzle designs include Alpha Dots and ABC Sets as well as double page spreads with over 1,400 dots and more!

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Sabu & Me

    SABU & ME is a perfect example of what occurs when parents give their children the attention they deserve and recognition to their developing skills. Written by Maura herself, the book is a re-telling of her earliest memories with her best friend, her dog Sabu.

    Educational DVD
    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

    Artobet is ideal for ages 3-8, but with engaging stories, beautiful imagery, fun animations, relaxing period music, easy-to-chant poems that help children understand each artist, and cameo appearances by the tooth fairy, cookie bandit and George Washington, it is a film the whole family can enjoy.

    Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese

    Introducing the Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese Edition DVD. It is the first of its kind, offering 12 animated and live-action videos to teach a child the basic foundation of a foreign language; in this case, Chinese.

    Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

    Simple and direct, just as a child for this age group is how one would describe the content of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals. A colorful collection of content that assures improvement and development.

    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

    This DVD in Numbers and Counting teaches young children to count from 1 to 10 by way of engaging classical music, photographs, and video. Each number is presented with photographs, video, and animation.

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

    by an Emmy winning designer, artsee smartsee contains a 30-minute movie of animated high contrast objects and shapes choreographed and finely timed to a mix of 24 popular classical recordings.

    Numbers and Counting At The Farm - French Edition

    Introducing the Early Lingo Numbers & Counting At The Farm - French Edition DVD. It is the first of its kind, offering 12 animated and live-action videos to teach a child the basic foundation of a foreign language; in this case, French.

    Educational Products
    Sight Words Bundle Pack

    Sight words flash cards decks each contain 100+ of the most frequently used words that do not necessarily follow phonetic rules. They cover up to 75% of the words found in beginning books. Learning to automatically recognize these words without decoding them greatly increases your child's reading speed accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Felt Board Stories / Characters
    Felt Tales Dinosaur Days

    “Dinosaur Days” takes you back to the Jurassic period in time. You can help the Brachiosaurus reach the leaves of a tall tree, swim in ocean with the Plesiosaurus, or even hunt the Triceratops with the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Kids will love this wonderfully crafted storyboard.

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

    Elephango has established a new standard in online education resources that are vital to cognitive development in a child. A child begins a never ending journey as they are captured by their first learning content which in turn stimulates their desire to follow a seemingly never ending wealth of source of new topics of content to read.

    Plush Animals
    The WorryWoo Monsters

    The WorryWoo Monsters is a first-of-a-kind series of books and plush dolls where emotions come to life as lovable, quirky characters. Each story follows a WorryWoo monster through a whimsical journey to self-awareness as they confront their representative emotion.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 begins following a guide, an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views. One can even challenge themselves by scaling the

    Trading Cards With Online Virtual World
    Bella Sara Trading Cards

    Bella Sara is a unique combination of collectable horse-themed trading cards and a magical online world for kids at BellaSara. Each Bella Sara trading card features a fairytale-like illustration of a horse along with a positive message such as "Beauty comes from within..." or "Be the hero in your own story...", designed to stimulate pro-social dialogue among kids, and between kids, their parents and educators.

  • Street, Surf and Turf Reviews

    Street, Surf and Turf



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    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke 3-Point Carving & Electric Bikes

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

    Unlike a traditional skateboard, which requires large spaces, or a snowboard which requires winter conditions, the Spooner allows users to practice all the techniques of both sports in a space no larger than a 4-foot cubicle.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

  • Sports and Fitness and Literature Reviews

    Sports and Fitness and Literature


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    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke 3-Point Carving & Electric Bikes

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

    Unlike a traditional skateboard, which requires large spaces, or a snowboard which requires winter conditions, the Spooner allows users to practice all the techniques of both sports in a space no larger than a 4-foot cubicle.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Video Game Systems and More Reviews

    Video Game Systems and More


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    Video Game Consoles - Nintendo
    Nintendo Switch

    The new home console is unique in that it’s not just a home console: It’s also a handheld. The Switch can either sit in a dock and connect to a TV for some traditional play, or players can take it on the go and use the tablet-like system’s own screen as their main display.

    Video Game Consoles - PS4
    Sony PS4 Pro Console - 4K TV Gaming and More!

    If you are a serious gamer like myself, speed and detail are major concerns about your gameplay. Let the super-charged PS4 Pro lead the way to fulfilling the heavy demands of the serious gamer.

    PS4 Console - Got Game?

    The Sony PS4 Gaming console has managed to establish itself as a virtual addiction to gamers as the most popular home console across the US. It has a serious load of entertainment features including VR support.

    Video Game Consoles - Xbox
    Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

    Play the greatest games lineup on a smaller console. Just don't try and be a one man show; the game requires team effort to achieve completion of your orders.

    Video Games
    Resident Evil 2

    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Players control police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse.

    Call of Duty - Black Ops

    The biggest action series of all time returns. Call of Duty®: Black Ops is an entertainment experience that will take you to conflicts across the globe, as elite Black Ops forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch

    Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them.

    Spider Man

    After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played.

  • New iPhone & Android Reviews

    New iPhone & Android Products/Apps & Accessories


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    Android Phones
    LG V40 ThinQ - Aurora Black

    6" long and 3" wide, the LG V40 ThinQ serves to re-define the term "Phablet"! With 5 cameras, Android OS and a full treasure chest of features that's practically overloaded, the LG V40 ThinQ scores the winning point with buyers.

    Cell Phones - iPhone
    Apple iPhone XS MAX 256GB

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020110608‑496
    Induction Date:   June 08, 2011
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Diskeeper 2011 Professional with HyperFast
    MSRP:   $59.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.diskeeper.com
    Rating: 

    Diskeeper 2011 Professional with HyperFast

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/08/2011

    Diskeeper 2011 Professional, is much like pre-emptive medicine, solving the problem before it can occur or maintaining greater control of it. The Diskeeper® 2011 prevents the majority of fragmentation before it can happen.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Computer - Electronic Accessories 2011 Consumer/Education 16+ Female/Male




    Ease of Use Functionality Hybrid-Use™ Marketability Reliability Windows 7 Compatibility
    4.5 5 5 5 5 5

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    Before you buy a product, it's generally common practice to be familiar with what it does, the branding, and other details. We feel that the same rule applies to our "New Inductees" we announce each week, so this section is titled "About Our New Inductee." The information in this section will provide you with a quick yet accurate glance of what the product or service is all about.

    You might ask yourself, "What's Diskeeper® got to do with an itch?" It's actually quite simple! How many times have you sat there, waiting forever to have your computer locate a file or even just boot-up? It's like an itch that drives you insane day after day and no way to scratch it!

    The files on your hard drive that have become fragmented are what creates that itch. With each day that passes, the added taxing of your PC from these fragments not only impacts its performance but shortens the life of it as well. Now that's a serious itch! Diskeeper 2011 enables you to scratch that itch effectively and safely!

    Diskeeper® 2011 Professional prevents the "majority" of fragmentation before it can happen. It's only logical that some fragmentation is still likely to occur yet don't be dismayed. That's when Instant Defrag™, (a new feature in Diskeeper® 2011), works in conjunction with IntelliWrite to quickly eliminate any fragments not prevented in the initial analysis and write. We will provide a more in-depth look at fragmentation and how Diskeeper "scratches that itch" on standard PC drives later on in this evaluation report summary.
    HyperFast and Optimization of Solid State Drives

    Solid State drives using a Microsoft® operating system, until now have had no real SSD optimization solution. With net books this can be disastrous. The far more expensive price point with SSD's for an extended life and speed of a hard drive can quickly become a catch-22 situation. You have the speed and performance you are looking for, er..or did, have it, but without any reliable solution for SSD optimization, well. You suddenly begin to experience that itch again and can't scratch it.

    The attempt at some levity here may be a bit lame yet the concern still remains ever present. This is where Diskeeper 2011 Professional really showed what it's made of in our evaluation with the following SSD Drives:

    • (1) OCZ Vertex 2 180 GB SATA II SSD running Windows 7
    • (2) Kingston SSDNow V+100 SSD's; Both running Windows Vista

    Our testing has been over a period of 1.5 months. The results we had from our evaluation period with the SSD drives were as follows:

    • Just as Diskeeper Corporation did with their own studies, HyperFast SSD optimization was enabled.
    • With Windows 7 system, the performance gains averaged 58%.
    • With the Vista operating systems, the performance increased and average of 73%

    It is important to understand that these tests were run over a period 6 weeks, not months. It is highly probable based upon our current research that a substantially greater level of performance improvement would be realized.

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    Before you buy a product, it's generally common practice to be familiar with what it does, the branding, and other details. We feel that the same rule applies to our "New Inductees" we announce each week, so this section is titled "About Our New Inductee." The information in this section will provide you with a quick yet accurate glance of what the product or service is all about.

    Diskeeper® Corporation is back again with yet another award-winning version of their ultimate defragging solution for PC's. Introducing Diskeeper 2011 Professional with Hyperfast™.

    Only Diskeeper 2011, automatically prevents up to 88-97% or better, of all fragmentation based upon our own in-house testing results. The use of Diskeeper® 2011 unquestionably delivers unprecedented levels of speed and efficiency as well as reduced energy costs.

    Just as Diskeeper 2010, the newest version, (Diskeeper 2011), is much like pre-emptive medicine, solving the problem before it can occur. While product can be the "100% perfect" solution, Diskeeper 2011 is about as close to it as you are going to get today!

    Diskeeper® 2011 Professional prevents the "majority" of fragmentation "before" it can happen. Obviously some fragmentation is still likely to occur, BUT!...that's when Instant Defrag™, (a new feature in Diskeeper® 2011), works in conjunction with IntelliWrite to quickly eliminate any fragments not prevented in the initial write.


    Although this was shared in our evaluation report summary for Diskeeper 2010 Professional, the information still remains so accurate and useful here. For some of our readers you might be wondering "What is disk fragmentation?"

    Well, imagine if you will, a completed jigsaw puzzle. All of the pieces are joined in place in a contiguous fashion that allows you to realize the full beauty of the image of the assembled puzzle. If any of the pieces are removed from the completed puzzle, the puzzle is now fragmented so to speak, unable to convey the complete picture. (See example at right.)


    Screen shot image from computer screen with Diskeeper in action.
    Diskeeper 2011 Professional, as is common with all versions of Diskeeper, is well deserving of the prestigious and highly coveted award shown in this section. Innovation, reliability, productivity increase, and best return on investment; these are all key elements required for a product or online service to even be considered for this award that Diskeeper 2011 Professional is now a recipient of.

     
    Diskeeper 2011 Professional - Special Features Index
    With so many new features and details to cover in Diskeeper 2011 Professional, to share all of the amazing features would take volumes of pages from our research to even try and share it all effectively.

    To provide you with a starting point from which you can research further for those unanswered questions you may have, a special features index link has been provided. Each one of the features in the index re-enforces the foundation of why Diskeeper 2011 Professional is without question, in a class all its own when it comes to defragmenting solutions. We strongly recommend you read it thoroughly to gain a better understanding of how to get maximum productivity out of your investment.

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    Independent Evaluator Reports

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    The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from the independent evaluator reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product.

    PRODUCT | ONLINE SERVICE
    Diskeeper 2011 Professional
    MEDIA PLATFORM:
    MEDIA CONTRIBUTION:
    TARGET AGE GROUP:
    PC Operating System
    Substantial increase in system speed and productivity
    Not Applicable
    Rating: 5 Star Rating Image

    Independent evaluators are a vital part of our product and service evaluation process. Having the most elite of professionals from across the globe assist us in our evaluation process. Being independent of our publication and providing their time at no charge, enables us to ensure the production of a well rounded and accurate evaluation of all products and services submitted.

    These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis of all products and services submitted and produce detailed and in-depth reports which are an integral part of our entire evaluation process.

    The information to follow is comprised of primary feature details and excerpts from their reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product or service.


    This Week's Independent Evaluators...



    Professor of Information Technology - Software Engineering, Ph.D.
    Software Engineer / Developer

    "It seems that as technology is advancing so rapidly in development, Diskeeper Corporation is keeping up if not ahead of the pack.  As I mentioned in my evaluation of Diskeeper 2010, it is of no matter of how well a software application is engineered for a PC, one can still become quite exasperated by fragmentation of the data on a hard disk. All and I mean ALL I/O activity impacted by fragmentation unless a proper solution is applied to resolve the problem."

    "I failed to apportion some wisdom from personal experience in reference to disk fragmentation and the final result if appropriate steps are not taken to keep it in check. While the risk of corruption of data and serious deficiency in I/O activity is an issue of concern, the greater risk is the loss of a functional computer. I have been witness to the cataclysm of massive volumes of data being in accessible when needed most.  The reason?  Failure to adopt preventative measures to deal with disk fragmentation. Had they adopted the use of Diskeeper products, that experience would never have occurred."

    "Diskeeper 2011 Professional echoes the praise of many of my colleagues.  We all recognize what I stated in the past, a prodigious accomplishment in hard disk defrag utility software development. Diskeeper 2011 Professional puts the prior masterpiece to shame."

    "In every stage of our evaluation we were in a constant state of excitement.  When we went over the analysis reports with the SSD, we all stand in agreement that PC's should bundle Diskeeper 2011 Professional or whatever version is best suited. This new version doesn't just have a few minor modifications, this product has literally been 'reborn'. It is a software engineering design that all others would find of challenge to rival."

    Business Analyst, IT Engineer, Ed, D
    Director of IT/Business Studies

    "My analysis of Diskeeper 2011 Professional was an experience much like that of Diskeeper 10 only with the immense number of new features and more applications for use, I was quite taken by the practical use and literally guaranteed return on investment in record timing."

    "Please forgive me but in looking over my quotes that were featured from the evaluation of Diskeeper 2010, the same facts remain from my last study. I am re-iterating much of what I shared in my previous analysis. 

    I am As a business analyst I am responsible for performing a needs analysis of business requirements and translating them into functional system design specifications that can be easily adopted and successfully executed by a company's IT development teams. Diskeeper 2011 Professional has a well established product branding with a solid baseline for a high marketability value. This is very important in my analysis in determination of the final standing of the product in my evaluation reports."

    "The same rule still stands true.  If the foundation of your business is not built with proper materials, the demise of the business is surely forthcoming. Diskeeper 2011 Professional needs to be a part of that foundation, giving it added strength for a company. It is a valuable asset which requires no maintenance and proves itself as a profitable investment within the very first week of use. With all of the unique new features I noted, Diskeeper 2011 Professional will protect the investment in PC equipment, providing preventative maintenance that is sure to extend the life of a PC to a very strong degree."

    "Diskeeper 2011 is the only defrag utility solution that creates a succession of productivity for a business, working in the background, monitoring the hard drive and eliminating fragmentation as it develops, eliminating the need for periodic manual defragmentation tasks that are time consuming and non-productive. Your PC systems have a far less volume of downtime which translates into productivity and a greater level of revenue development. Diskeeper 2011 is one of the most important investments anyone can make whether for business or consumer use."


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    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. The information to follow will explore the responses from the participants in our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation of the products available for their review.

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    It was a very different experience in our spontaneous hands-on evaluation segments we hosted at three different public malls.  It was nothing short of amazing as to how many consumers had no idea what "defragmentation" was.

    The most humorous situation was when I stopped an employee coming out of a computer repair store. I inquired if he would like to take Diskeeper 2011 Professional for a test drive in our consumer hands-on evaluation.  He replied, "What's that?" I explained it was a PC hard drive defragmenting software solution we were seeking feedback on.  His response was, "What's defragmenting?

    Despite the lack of knowledge about file fragments on hard drives, the consumers participating were more than glad to sit down and learn about the product. The most unusual thing occurred that none of us were expecting.  People began to come over and ask if we would install the software on their personal net book or laptop! They wanted to see it in actual operation on their own machine for validation that is unquestionable.

    With the understanding that the software would have to be uninstalled when they were done, we began installing and uninstalling Diskeeper 2011 Professional on the participating consumers machines. That's when the excitement started.  The people were so excited to see the high percentage level of improvement on each of their machines. Most of them had no idea of the importance of having Diskeeper on a PC.

    After completion of our consumer evaluation events we sat down and as usual, reviewed the video tapes and went through all of the consumer feedback forms. The end result was as expected. Diskeeper 2011 passed this segment of our evaluation with the highest scores ever.
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    A Sampling Of Our Evaluation Category Ratings

    The rating of a product is useless if you do not fully understand and comprehend how the ratings is reached or what the value of the rating represents. This need for clarity encouraged us to have this section titled "A Sampling Of Our Evaluation Category Ratings". To assist you in gaining a greater understanding of the evaluation category ratings we use, a small sampling of the individual category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product or service are featured here.

    The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why each specific rating score was reached.

    The Featured Category Ratings Sampling For This Evaluation Summary Are Listed Below:

    Ease of Use: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Ease of use was quite simple to establish the final rating score in this evaluation category. By all rights, Diskeeper 2011 Professional wrote the book on simplicity, including excellent and well structured help options that are often lacking in many other utility software products these days. The only ding in the scoring came from sometimes simple can be difficult for consumers.

    Consumers who are not familiar or are lacking in confidence in themselves can take something that no matter how simple it is, make it a challenge that doesn't really exit. Diskeeper 2011 Professional is simple and automated. Install the software, run it the first time, and Diskeeper 2011 Professional does the rest; operating without being noticed. Best has little or no I/O impact. It just sits in the background doing it's job like a watchdog to protect your PC.

    We found that a large number of people who were involved in some portion of our evaluation of Diskeeper 2011 Professional were challenged. They wanted what to do next! They simply are not used to having such an intelligent engine working by itself with no need for support. That little hiccup caused Diskeeper 2011 Professional to fall short of a perfect score in this category by a 1/2 a point! Diskeeper 2011 Professional pulled a score of [4.5] Stars in this category for Age Ease of Use.

    Functionality: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Diskeeper 2011 Professional pulled the stops out in this evaluation category for Functionality. The best way to put it is that the product can extend the life of a PC by as much as 70% or higher pending upon the usage of it and multiple other factors. Whether a hard drive is standard SATA, PCI II, or SSD, Diskeeper 2011 Professional brings it to a whole new level of functionality in operation, dependability and speed. Diskeeper 2011 Professional pulled a score of [5] Stars] in this category for Functionality.

    Hybrid-Use™ : Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    When it comes to Hybrid-Use™, Diskeeper 2011 Professional was a champ! It was tested in both educational environment and home use as well as multiple corporate environments with networks and mass volume storage devices. Regardless of the location, the Hybrid-Use™ feature was a very strong element of influence for purchase with many of the people we worked.

    Diskeeper 2011 Professional made it through our evaluation with the highest level of value and importance in this evaluation category. Diskeeper 2011 Professional came to the finish in this category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars].

    Marketability: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Determining the level of Marketability, was once again, a no-brainer to establish. Whether a person is an IT tech specialist or a housewife consumer, Diskeeper 2011 Professional pulled the highest scores ever in Marketability. The foundation of the scoring rested upon was a combination of functionality, level of ROI, and simplicity.

    In every public mall and retail store we visited, Diskeeper 2011 Professional wowed the people who had the opportunity to work with it. It was amazing how many consumers inquired how soon before the evaluation report summary for Diskeeper 2011 Professional would be available, addition to queries regarding price point, availability, and a myriad of other questions. Diskeeper 2011 Professional successfully pulled a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for Marketability.

    Reliability: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Diskeeper 2011 Professional blew the doors off when it comes to Reliability. In every phase of our evaluation there was a consistent level of performance. On every machine the improvement remained steady and productivity from every machine improved dramatically. Every feature we pushed the software through on every machine had a consistent level of performance with little or no fluctuation. Diskeeper 2011 Professional pulled a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for Marketability.

    Windows 7 Compatibility: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Windows 7 Compatibility: One of the most frequently asked questions was "Is it compatible with Windows 7?" According to the software engineers we spoke with and a variety of professionals who we work with that, Diskeeper 2011 Professional is"... a well suited match for Windows 7. " Throughout all testing and pushing Diskeeper 2011 Professional to the limits, it still managed to maintain 100% compatibility with no fluctuations in testing results.

    After careful evaluation of Diskeeper 2011 Professional, there was no question in the slightest of Win7 compatibility being a stable and reliable feature of Diskeeper 2011 Professional. It came in with a perfect score of [5] Stars for Windows 7 Compatibility.


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