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.
The surprise entry is the Kymera Magic Wand, which recently featured on Dragons’ Den. Searches for the TV remote control have dropped off since its appearance on the BBC show but have stayed at a respectable level, picking up more searches than any other TV-related product.
We’ve saved the best for last. This one has been on Dragon’s Den (if you’ve not seen it, watch it here, all 14 minutes of it), so has the backing of Dragon Duncan Bannatyne. Don’t that that put you off though, as this is pretty cool. The wand comes with the candle that you can turn on and off and the neat thing is that once the LED candle is lit, you can blow it out. So if you are a fan of the occult, or just want to add a little Harry Potter into your life, then the Kandela wand is probably as close as you’ll get. Remember, it’s Wingardium Leviosa, not Wingardium Leviosaaa.
Kandela Candles aligned on a table together with their Wands
Today, on Sept 15th, the wand makers, Chris Barnardo and Richard Blakesley, wizards of The Wand Company, funding dragon Duncan Bannatyne of Dragon’s Den fame and the Firebox crew, present the new magical device.
The Kandela is a great, magical package of a Magic Wand and a vanilla colored candle. The wand has an antique bone finish and is set with a blue jewel.
Actually it is a infrared remote control wand, a simpler, non-programmable version of the Kymera Wand and an infrared controlled, blow-out LED candle.
You can use the wand to lighten and extinguish the candle. It can also control how long the candle burns. But like any real candle it will cease to glow when you blow at it.
Duncan Bannatyne and the Wand Makers present the Kandela
Win a Kandela
When you’re active on twitter, your chances to win a Kandela from us are high. Drawings are held every month.
As I didn’t get a sample in time for recording a product video I just to my stock Kymera Wand and used a set of IR candles to demonstrate the "Lumos" and "Nox" spells. Please keep in mind – this is a different set of candles that works a bit differently, so it is just a substitute for a real Kandela.
We’ll offer the Kandela as soon as it is available for resale, for about EUR 39,50. If you want to preorder a Kandela just comment on this post and well figure it out. Firebox also offers it for pre-order right now.
The Kandela Candle and Wand
Kandela User Manual
Kandela User Manual Illustrations
Magical Wand & Enchanted Candle
Light the candle with a flourish of your wand, blow it out just like a real candle.
The Wand Company Ltd
Makers of the World’s finest Magical Instruments since AD 2009
BEFORE FIRST USE
Install batteries (not included) in the wand and candle before use. Use only alkaline LR03 (AAA) batteries, and do not mix old and new batteries.
The wand does not have a power button; once you have installed batteries in the wand, it is automatically ready to use.
After installing the batteries turn the candle on at the power button located on the candle base; the candle will illuminate. Blow the candle out to put it into standby mode.
Use a short sharp flick of the wand to illuminate the candle from up to 4m away.
The Kandela candle flickers just like a real candle.
To extinguish the candle either:
a) blow it out
b) wiggle the wand while pointing it at the candle within 4m of the candle
c) a 60 minute sleep timer mode may be activated by tapping the wand twice on the crisscross area whilst pointing it at the candle when the candle is illuminated. When sleep timer mode is activated the candle will automatically extinguish after 60 minutes.
To extend battery life, always turn the candle off at the power button when not in use.
Wand needs 2x AAA (LR03) alkaline batteries
Candle needs 2x AAA (LR03) alkaline batteries
Batteries are not included
The wand is about 35.5cm long
The candle has a diameter of 11 cm and a height of 6.5cm
For example: With my #KymeraWand I want to cast "Lumos" onto "the candles" to "lighten them".
Then either post this sentence on twitter /cc @kymerawand or add it as comment on this post.
The drawing ended Wednesday, September 1, midnight GMT.
Wishing you all the magical luck you need.
Update: We drew the lucky winner.
With my #KymeraWand I want to cast “Alohomora” onto “my garage door” to “open it”
Please follow @kymerawand on twitter
or add Kymera-Wand on facebook
to get notified when we publish the winner.
If you are not the lucky winner or don’t want to wait,
we have a special offer for you!
Anyone who has participated in the drawing gets a roughly 5 percent discount
and will pay only just 55 € (£45.30 – US$ 70 – ¥5900) for the wand
when ordered within the next two weeks (until Wed, September 8).
Just be sure to include your email address or twitter id that you used in your contribution.
If you’d like to have a beautiful place to keep your wand – have a look at our Kymera Wand sheath.
The Kymera Wand is a
that recognizes up to 13
gestures and sends the
according infrared signals.
It can learn infrared codes
from any remote control
(also Mac Apple Remote).
Gesture recognition is
achieved through an
built in accelerometer.
Ihr Kymera Zauberstab
ist ein wahrliches Meisterstück
der jede Ihrer Bewegungen
spürt und durch Strahlen
unsichtbaren Lichts die
meisten Geräte Ihrer
Umgebung aus der Ferne
Dieser Zauberstab ist
kein Spielzeug sondern
ein sorgsam kalibriertes