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CNET.de veröffentlichte vor einer Weile das “Gadget der Woche Video” mit dem Kymera Fernbedienungs-Zauberstab,
ich hab es leider jetzt erst gefunden, weil sie natürlich nicht den Namen “Kymera” erwähnen.

Für echte Herr-der-Ringe- und Harry-Potter-Fans kommt keine andere Zappe in die Tüte als die Zauberstab-Fernbedienung. In bester Gandalf-Manier lassen sich mit einem Schwung aus dem Handgelenk Big Brother, Topmodel & Co. durch den nächsten Fantasy-Actionknaller ersetzen. Wie gut das in der Praxis funktioniert, zeigt unser Video zum Gadget der Woche.

I’m happy to report that we received some boxes filled with the new Kandela offering from the Wand Makers, Chris and Richard.

It is nicely packaged in a glossy box and now has TWO candles instead of just one. And the best thing is, the price stayed the same.

Kandela Overview Sheet

Kandela Overview Sheet

Two Kandela Candles and Wand with Box

Two Kandela Candles and Wand with Box

Kandela Twin Pack

Kandela Twin Pack

So get your pack as gift or for yourselves as long as they are fresh :)


20
Nov

Win a Kymera Wand & Red Wand Pocket

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Update!

John Kaiser won the wand. Thanks to everyone for participating.

Your chance!

Up until Christmas (Dec, 11th) you have the Chance to WIN

a beautiful Kymera Wand and one of the gorgeous Red Wand Pockets.

The only thing you have to do is:

Tweet or comment on this post with
your choice of the most magical invention or device in the last 20 years.

Please include @kymerawand AND http://bit.ly/winawand in your tweet.

Good Luck !

Jannes de Goochelaar, a Dutch Wizard ordered two Kymera Wands and lots of candles from us to illuminate his magical end-of-year-show.

Illuminated Kandela Candle on top of the Manual Parchment

Illuminated Kandela Candle on top of the Manual Parchment

He sent us a video showing the Illumination spells in action, quite impressive almost Hogwart-like. The show is run in the Monastery of Archeon and will be repeated this year.

You can find more about Jannes by conjuring up his magical place.

Jannes as Trucasius

After three months of waiting our dear friends and Wand Makers Chris and Richard finally gave us the thumbs up on new stock. So as the packages are rolling in we start to take orders again.

Just a quick reminder – the Kymera Wand is actually a gesture based programmable infrared remote control which can control all of your devices that come with the usual remotes. Its 13 gestures are easy to learn and useful for the most common functions you use (and the most impressive ones). For instance switching on you TV or projector with a big swish, changing channels by flicking the wand or controlling the volume by twisting it.

The Kandela is a more romantic product that also comes literally with a “light-bulb-moment”. You show someone a pretty candle in a darkened room and with just a swish of your Kandela Wand you light it (Don’t forget to incant “lumos”). Then with a wiggle you “nox” it out again. Alternatively you can just blow out the candle. That’s really a show of magic.

Due to my family being sick we couldn’t manage to watch the movie by now but certainly you have.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

From the remarks on twitter and some reviews it seems to be a much more mature movie. Not a simple adventure like the others, but rather a deeper character study.

Looking forward to enjoy it, accompanied by my Kymera Wand which keeps me safe in this muggle world of techo-mages.

WIN a Kymera Wand
by commenting on this post
how you liked the movie
(or the seventh book).

And please retweet
or share on Facebook
Thanks and Good Luck!

We will draw the winner Dec. 6th
so you can have a magical Christmas.

We have a Winner: Sam (comment #54) won the Kymera Magic Wand. Congratulations.

Thank you everyone for your participation, I was blown away by this awesome response. And thanks so much for all the good wishes.

You can still participate in our monthly Kandela Giveaway.

Thanks so much. Wishing you a magical, white Christmas Time.

Cheers

Michael

11
Oct

Visiting the WandMakers

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As I spent some days in the UK last week for the Software Craftsmanship 2010 conference, I took the opportunity to visit the Wand Makers Chris Barnardo and Richard Blakesley in Bishops Stortford, Chris’ hometown.

The Original Kymera Wand Frame with parchment, wand, crest and tibetan coins.

The Original Kymera Wand Frame with parchment, wand, crest and tibetan coins.

They picked me up from the station and we went directly to Chris’ home talking all the way about wands, kids and much more. On entering the appartment it struck me that this was really an inventors home. Lots of magic wands everywhere, magic candles and self made items of any kind.

While sipping on a coffee we continued to chat about inventing and business. I was also shown the Leopard Gecko who had recently suffered from an attack of his food (locusts). While wandering through the living room I found so many items that Chris created either for his kids, his dadcando site or for himself. That was truly amazing. I really like how he decorated his home with those Wand Company items and took some photographs.

The Counter used at the Birmingham Fair complete with secret compartments

The Counter used at the Birmingham Fair complete with secret compartments

We left for lunch at PizzaExpress which was really delicious. Then they took me back to the rail station to get in time to the airport to catch my plane home. Thanks a lot for this great time. Looking forward to visit you again.

The Wand Shelf with silver dragon wand stand and Kymera and Kandela Wands

The Wand Shelf with silver dragon wand stand and Kymera and Kandela Wands


At home several packages of Kandela Magic Candles waited for me to be smiled at and for you to order from us.

The book of Secrets, who knows what secrets a wand maker keeps?

The book of Secrets, who knows what secrets a wand maker keeps?

10
Oct

You can Order your Kandela from us Now

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I just put the order page for the Kandela (Enchanted Candle and Magic Wand) online. The first shipment is expected at the end of September so we can deliver them from October 1st.

Kandela on top of Manual Parchment

So get your magic candle to enlighten your hearts and rooms with a special atmosphere.

23
Sep

Operating the Kandela is Childs Play

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After I took the Kandela video last night, the wand and candles were still lying around when my kids got up. So they insisted on performing magic themselves. So they went on lighting and extinguishing the Kandela Candles with the wand for a while.

The 5 year old didn’t want to stay behind.

22
Sep

First Kandela Sample Arrived – Videos

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Product Video

Today I received the first Kandela samples that were graciously sent to me by TheWandCompany’s Chris Barnardo.

Although it was already quite late, I recorded this Kandela demonstration video.

The packaging is really nice. Great display of the Candle and the Wand. I really like how the instructions are printed on the package with the languages interweaved like a helix.

The candles rubber material feels soft and warm. The light is flickering slightly but not annoyingly. It is fun to operate the candle but it would be even more fun to have lots of those candles around. Then you’d feel like Albus Dumbledore when casting the "Lumos" spell. It takes a bit of breath to blow out the candle but it works well.

The Kandela Wand is of the same size and shape as the Kymera Wand but has a different antique ivory finish and a blue jewel at the end (instead of a green one).

I was also able to program my Kymera Wand to operate the Kandela candle, although it was a bit tricky to align the wands while teaching it.

You have to insert 4 AAA batteries to operate it, two into the candle, two into the wand.

Really a great product and gift, stay tuned we’ll have the Kandela available soon.

Room with Kandela Candles

I also recorded a quick demonstration how a room with Kandela candles would look like when you illuminated it in the dark.

Some Updates at TheWandCompany site

The Kandela page now features an illuminated view of the candle on top of the manual.

Illuminated Kandela Candle on top of the Manual Parchment

Illuminated Kandela Candle on top of the Manual Parchment

There is a new gallery page for the Kandela too.

Gallery Page for the Kandela

Gallery Page for the Kandela