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Win a Kymera Wand & Red Wand Pocket

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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 in your tweet.

Good Luck !

Whoever gets 3 people to (re)tweet the following text:

Win Magic Kandela Wand that controls LED-Candle – all about remote control magic wands at

gets a monthly (every 15th) chance to win

a Kandela

the new magical product of The WandCompany.

The Kandela Candle and Wand

The Kandela Candle and Wand

This is a special infrared controlled, LED candle that comes with a simpler, non-programmable version of the Kymera Wand, to lighten it with a swish and extinguish it with a wiggle. You can also set a timer by tapping on the wand.

Your Kymera Wand can of cause be programmed to perform those functions as well.


Instructions to enter the drawing

Get 3 people to tweet:

Win Magic Kandela Wand that controls LED-Candle – all about remote control magic wands at

Post the 3 twitter names and your own as comment, and follows us (@kymerawand) on twitter.

To get a fair drawing we check all the names for duplicates and don’t count newly created twitter accounts (less than 10 followers).

If you are not on twitter, you can do the same on facebook, but be sure to get us the names of the people that have reposted your message.

Or you can just get 3 people to comment with a nice message on this post and mention the names in your comment (remember, no duplicates).

Good Luck.


  • October 2010: Hynderson Clarke

Thank you all for participating. And watch out for next month’s winner. It could be you

Your Chance to Win a Magic Wand and become a modern Wizard yourself

All you have to do to participate is to find your favorite Harry Potter spell and tell us what you would want to cast a spell on.

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.
Congratulations to:


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.

Special Offer

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 featured prominently as gift-bag item of this years TED Global 2010, which started today in Oxford, UK.

TED special package

The WandMakers Chris and Richard were happy to provide 800 Kymera Wands as gift to the TEDsters. Here is their warm, welcoming note:

Technology Entertainment Design

TED started out in 1984 to bring people together from these three worlds. Today, these fields have been combined in many fantastic ways, so we were honored when the nice folks at TED invited us to participate in this gift bag. We’ve taken a little of todays technology, applied creative design, and developed a product which has already entertained customers in more than 50 countries around the world.

It’s been a great start for our fledgling company, and we’re really excited about the future possibilities with help from people like you. That’s why we’re delighted to present you with your very own Kymera Magic Wand, and would love to hear your comments, thoughts and ideas – so please drop me a note at chris.barnardo(at), or visit our website here:

Chris Barnardo, CEO

They created a great looking package specially designed for TED. The same kind of packaging is available for corporate customers that want to give away the Kymera Wand as a gift – to customers, partners or employees.

There are already the first tweets about it:

Best gift bag item of #TED: a Kymera Magic Wand-”not a toy, a finely tuned instrument of control”

Kymera Wand @TEDGlobal2010

Kymera Wand @TEDGlobal2010 by @PaulRieckhoff

@whiteafrican: #TED Fellows can practice their quiddich with their new wand in the Harry Potter dining room. #Oxford

Harry Potter dining room by @whiteafrican

Harry Potter dining room by @whiteafrican

@freeworldmedia: Opening up the famous TED Gift bag. The highlight is the magic wand that controls anything from the TV remote to…

@paulrieckhoff: @thewandcompany Thanks for the cool gift. After some drinks, there will be TEDsters running all over Oxford screaming “Abracadabra”! #TED

@gregorymiller All but the floating candles & white owls at #TED.×3xl

TED Magic Lunch by @gregorymiller

TED Magic Lunch by @gregorymiller

@giorgiotedx TEDxDubaiLive – TED Magic Wand ,inside delegates bags. Will need to try it on a couple of folks back in #DXB

@rodrigocvc: Refeições a la Hogwarts no TED Global. (expand) #ted [afichacaiu]

Hogwarts at TEDGlobal

Hogwarts at TEDGlobal

Gift bag contents

Gift bag contents

Look out for TED content anyway. These are the worlds best presentations on various topics online, collected for more than 25 years and available for free (Creative Commons).

Wishing all TEDsters much fun at the event.

I just noticed that the wandmakers moved to a new twitter account @thewandcompany. So if you want to follow the news from their workshop just add them to your list of daily updates.

The old account @The_WandCompany is discontinued.

I already changed the twitter widget of to point to the new account. So you also stay informed if you visit us regularly.


March Giveaway Winner: @atomicjonas

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The Winner of our March drawing is @atomicjonas. Congratulations! Please send us your address details via DM or email.

For all others, don’t be afraid there will be many more drawings throughout the year.

Of course you could also just buy a wand for this incredibly magical price of 57,75 EUR with free worldwide shipping.


Virtual #QCon conference Kymera Wand drawing

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Just tweet why you’d like to have one and add the #kymera tag, you can also include a link to this post:

As I sadly can’t visit QCon London this year and add the Kymera Wand as drawing price there, I’d like to do a virtual drawing for a Kymera Wand until the end of March.

That is also a chance for all other people who were not able to attend QCon London this month to enter one of the popular exhibition drawings.

The Kymera Wand is a truly magical device. It allows you to control many of the apparatuses at home using invisible beams of light. It recognizes up to 13 gestures of control to cast spells of all kinds to differnt devices.

(read: It’s a universal gesture based infrared control in the form of a magic wand.)

Just tweet why you’d like to have one and add the #kymera tag, you can also include a link to this post:

One special note: You will enter the drawing as often as your twitter follower count is on the log10 scale.


  • 1..9 followers = does not qualify
  • 10..99 followers = enter once
  • 100..999 followers = enter twice
  • 1000…9999 followers = enter 3 times
  • etc.

Depending on the amount of tweets, I’ll add them to this post’s comments, with the tweet text and your follower count, then I’ll draw from this list.

The winner will be notified by mail or DM and posted here.

Good Luck


I am happy to announce the winner of the January competition. Fortunately Fortuna drew the one that made me start this competition at all. Paul posted the original list of incantations that make your Kymera Wand magic spells much more impressive. Thanks for the idea.

Everyone else – thanks for participating. I hope you had fun devising your incantations and will take part in future drawings.

Accio Kymera!



January Twitter Giveaway Promotion

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Happy New Year to all of you.

We’ll start a new giveaway promotion in January, this time on twitter.

twittering bird

Please either retweet my initial tweet or do a tweet of your own.

The condition this time is to include the tag #kymera and a reference to this site that is not shortened. To be eligible you also MUST include a sensible incantation that can be used to perform magic with the Kymera Wand. For instance "Quietus" for muting.

Forum User Grymmditch did a great job listing some unique incantations in this post that we thankfully published in this blog entry.

Wishing you all much luck in this drawing. It ends January 31st.

Please Retweet.

Happy Casting



Kymera Tweets Interlude

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  • eliram: Just added the The Wand Company Kymera Magic Wand to my want list on @gdgt!
  • ToatsMcGBlog: @palomagrace you know first thing you’re buying is the Kymera wand!!!
  • TheNerdyBird: Early birthday present. I now own the remote comtrol Kymera wand. :)
  • SweetSoaps: I got my husband coolest gift. It us a Kymera magic wand, turns off tv/stereo like Harry potter style #kidatheart
  • dappjuice: For the Harry Potter Fan: Kymera Magic Wand Universal Remote: Definitely on my wishlist: This universal remote is…