Menu
Trending: Super Bowl 2015 Ads for Geeks More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Watch all Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online Sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad: Carl's Jr. Superbowl Ad with Charlotte McKinney Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 Ad Life-Sized PacMan Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run All Super Bowl 2015 Advertisers All Celebrities that appear in Super Bowl 2015 Commercials All Super Bowl 2015 Ad News, Teasers and Super Bowl Highlights
Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run stars a Clydesdale

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Beer Run stars a Clydesdale

Microsoft's HoloLens starts the Era of Holographic Computing

HoloLens starts the Era of Holographic Computing

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Teaser Released

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Teaser Released

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

Buckycubes Desk Toy Review

Feb 2 2012, 1:16pm CST | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

Buckycubes Desk Toy Review
 
Buy buckycubes from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Build cubes constructed out of tiny cubes!

Specifications

Buckycubes are little magnetic squares that you can use to build larger squares or other geometric shapes. One package sells for about $30 and there are 216 of them per box. You can buy spares in quantities of 10 for $3.50 per set. The cubes come in original, which is shiny silver, silver, gold, and black. You can buy these in stores or online.

In Use

The first time I played with Nanodots, I thought they were really cool, but the round shape meant it was hard to make some designs without the little balls collapsing in on each other. The thing I liked about the Buckycubes is that the little magnetic squares can maintain shapes with hard corners. That means you can build all kinds of shapes you can't build with similar systems using round blocks.

These little gadgets are very strong magnets, so don't give them the kids that are too small to understand the keep them in their mouths or carry them near your electronic devices. My kids made all sorts of things out of these little cubes and had a ton of fun doing it. These cubes aren't complicated to use in the least, my seven-year-old daughter didn't have any problems playing with these things. The kids built crosses, tiny guns, and little blocky cars and had tons of fun.

The only thing I can see the negative about these, is that my kids love them so much ended up having to buy sets for each of them, which can get expensive. I also end up finding the little magnetic cubes stuck to just about every metal surface in the house. I've even had to dig a few out of the vacuum cleaner. The magnets are strong enough that you can build surprisingly complex shapes or strain them into impressively long towers and they still hold. My daughter also found it fascinating to discover for the first time that you had to turn the magnets just right or they push each other away rather than attract and stick together.

I think if I were choosing between Buckycubes or a round counterpart, I would definitely prefer the cubes. Each set comes with its own little clear carrying case, and will keep your kids occupied and keep you occupied as well. These are tons of fun!

Verdict

Pros

  • Fun to play with
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Sticks to everything metal
 

Conclusion

If your kids are responsible enough to treat these Buckycubes correctly and not put them near anything they can damage, I highly recommend the Buckycubes.

9.0
10
 
 

Watch the Best Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

Sen. John McCain Slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'DeflateGate' Inaction

Sen. John McCain Slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'DeflateGate' Inaction Arizona Senator John McCain criticized and slammed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday for his inaction on the...

3 hours ago

NFL Targeting New England Patriots' Locker-Room Attendant in DeflateGate Scandal

NFL Targeting New England Patriots' Locker-Room Attendant in DeflateGate Scandal The National Football League (NFL) is targeting a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the...

6 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Ads
25 states issue licenses for Bitcoin exchange

25 states issue licenses for Bitcoin exchange The startup's founders have managed to gain licenses from half of the states' financial regulators, including...

11 hours ago, 1:04pm CST

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Online Watch the sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad now. The Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 commercial has been released...

11 hours ago, 1:00pm CST

Facebook Lite released for your low-spec Android smartphones

Facebook Lite released for your low-spec Android smartphones The social network has released a lighter version of its Android app which will go easy on processing power as well as...

11 hours ago, 12:53pm CST

Motorola announces 3 products for the Chinese market

Motorola announces 3 products for the Chinese market The company unveiled the 2nd-Gen Moto G And Moto X along with the Moto X Pro Phablet

11 hours ago, 12:40pm CST

Cara Delevingne becomes the IT Girl for TAG Heuer

Cara Delevingne becomes the IT Girl for TAG Heuer Cara Delevingne becomes the new brand ambassador for TAG Heuer scoping on her “IT-ness” to reach out to the youth.

12 hours ago, 12:00pm CST

AT&T agrees to acquire Nextel Mexico

AT&T agrees to acquire Nextel Mexico AT&T moves into discussion to buy the Mexican NII holdings after the company came under the hammer from the U.S....

12 hours ago, 11:50am CST

Patriots Win Super Bowl 2015 in Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction

Patriots Win Super Bowl 2015 in Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction The Patriots get a lot of heat for #DeflateGate right now, but in the end they win the Super Bowl 2015 says the Madden...

14 hours ago, 9:36am CST

BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel

BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel Watch the just released BMW Super Bowl 2015 Ad staring former Today Show hosts Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel.

15 hours ago, 9:25am CST

Logitech unveils First Anytime, Anywhere Portable Videoconferencing Solution

Logitech unveils First Anytime, Anywhere Portable Videoconferencing Solution This new ConferenceCam Connect by Logitech will enable mobile audio and video collaboration for small groups in any...

15 hours ago, 9:01am CST

T-Mobile introduces SCORE to offer Deep Discounts on Smartphones for just $5 per Month

T-Mobile introduces SCORE to offer Deep Discounts on Smartphones for just $5 per Month This new program will give access to discounts on one’s smartphone.

16 hours ago, 8:17am CST

SAG Awards 2015 Highlights: Birdman wins Big Time

SAG Awards 2015 Highlights: Birdman wins Big Time The Birdman’s cast won the best performance awards with a little slip on stage while accepting the award.

16 hours ago, 8:10am CST

Google to show NFL Video Highlights on YouTube and in its Search Results

Google to show NFL Video Highlights on YouTube and in its Search Results From now on people will be able to see NFL highlight clips on YouTube as well as in Google search results.

17 hours ago, 7:34am CST

Apple hopes for Apple Pay success

Apple hopes for Apple Pay success Consumer will deem its success

17 hours ago, 7:21am CST

Gearbox to launch Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25

Gearbox to launch Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25 The mother company, Gearbox Software, will launch its Homeworld Remastered Collection by the end of February. It will...

17 hours ago, 6:59am CST

Signs show March debut for Apple Watch

Signs show March debut for Apple Watch Top analyst says it should happen

17 hours ago, 6:56am CST

Top analyst predicting hot iPhone sales

Top analyst predicting hot iPhone sales Apple numbers to be released Jan. 27th

17 hours ago, 6:52am CST

Apple's Next-Generation iPhones to come with Samsung's A9 Chips

Apple's Next-Generation iPhones to come with Samsung's A9 Chips Samsung will reportedly supply majority of Apple’s A9 chips that will be used in next generation iPhones.

17 hours ago, 6:36am CST

#Blizzardof2015 could be the Worst Ever Storm

Blizzard of 2015 could be the Worst Ever Storm The northeastern region of the United States gets ready for the #Blizzardof2015, a cold crisis of winter that is about...

18 hours ago, 6:15am CST

Tom Brady Shares Cool Patriots Friday Night Lights Mash-Up Video to Shift Focus to Super Bowl

Tom Brady Shares Cool Patriots Friday Night Lights Mash-Up Video to Shift Focus to Super Bowl New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a dramatic video on Facebook on the weekend that shifts the focus to...

18 hours ago, 6:04am CST

Rowan Atkinson is Selling $15 Million Car

Rowan Atkinson is Selling $15 Million Car Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson is expecting to sell his beloved Mclaren F1 for approximately $15 million.

18 hours ago, 5:49am CST

Six Super Bowl 2015 Ads Released Online

Six Super Bowl 2015 Ads Released Online One week ahead of the Super Bowl 2015 there are six fully released Super Bowl 2015 Ads online.

18 hours ago, 5:39am CST

George Clooney put on a strict diet by Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney put on a strict diet by Amal Alamuddin It seems that George Clooney is facing pressures from his wife Amal to be a father and go on a diet too. He is one...

19 hours ago, 5:09am CST

Australian Open 2015: Serena Williams beats Muguruza to play against Cibulkova

Australian Open 2015: Serena Williams beats Muguruza to play against Cibulkova Serena Williams faces Cibulkova in the Australian Open 2015 quarterfinal.

20 hours ago, 4:20am CST

Nye Refutes Pats' Story: Bill Nye explodes Patriots Balls Deflate-Gate Myth

Bill Nye explodes Patriots Balls Deflate-Gate Myth: Nye Refutes Pats' Story The scientist Bill Nye has exploded the Patriots balls deflate-gate myth, which was perpetrated by Bill Belichick.

20 hours ago, 3:59am CST

Miss Universe is Paulina Vega from Columbia

Miss Universe 2015 Winner is Miss Columbia Paulina Vega The Miss Universe title for 2015 went to Paulina Vega who hails from Columbia.

21 hours ago, 3:06am CST

Cablevision introduces its All-WiFi Mobile Phone Service 'Freewheel' for $29.95 per Month

Cablevision introduces its All-WiFi Mobile Phone Service 'Freewheel' for $29.95 per Month The cable operator will be launching a low-cost mobile phone service called Freewheel which is based only on Wi-Fi...

22 hours ago, 2:14am CST

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Microsoft is back again in the Super Bowl Ad line up after debuting in 2014 with a very emotional superbowl ad with a...

22 hours ago, 2:00am CST

SNL and Bill Nye take on DeflateGate in now Viral Videos

SNL and Bill Nye take on DeflateGate in now Viral Videos The cold open of Saturday Night Life went viral. It took on the DeflateGate. Watch Taran Killam as Tom Brady and Beck...

23 hours ago, 1:17am CST

Tap Titans

Tap Titans A tap is all that matters on all these high-end smartphones. Tapping has been an essential part of all the games that...

23 hours ago, 1:03am CST

Shadowmatic

Shadowmatic Shadowmatic is a puzzle game, but it’s not any normal puzzle game - it’s quite different from all those puzzle games...

23 hours ago, 12:50am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus