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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)thewandcompany.com, or visit our website here: www.thewandcompany.com

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:

@PaulRieckhoff
Best gift bag item of #TED: a Kymera Magic Wand-”not a toy, a finely tuned instrument of control” http://twitpic.com/24okbb

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 http://twitpic.com/24b8xh

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… http://fb.me/CgZcExin

@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. http://twitpic.com/24×3xl

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 http://twitpic.com/24wcbs

@rodrigocvc: Refeições a la Hogwarts no TED Global. http://bit.ly/a2ECOR (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.

11
Jul

Awesome Kymera Wand Video by MrNeeNaw

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The Wandmakers Chris and Richard sent a free Kymera Wand,
with a gift message:

Dear Mr. NeeNaw, we’ve seen your videos –
the Harry Potter one appealed to us greatly,
and we figured you’d enjoy one of these

to the crazy Mr. NeeNaw aka Neelesh.
After some problems opening the package (like a man) he lifts the lid of the black box with sound effects he finds the “big piece of paper” then he figures out that it is a wand but very unlike the HP ones.

His electronic knowhow helps him to find the little piece of plastics that keeps the batteries from conducting and to remove it. “I didn’t read that, I don’t know what it is. It does make magical noises.” Then he reads the instructions aloud anyway – you all know that about the universal infrared remote control that can recognize up to 13 gestures.

We follow him to his “lounge”. He presents the wand again but talks about fake leather of the box and saving cows. But acutally it is Faux Dragon Skin (important difference). After presenting the “nicely themed mass of instructions”, he switches on his TV which is slowly waking up (as all TV’s seem to do nowadays), pulls back to leave the tv guide, double tap to enter it again, changes channels and the like.

“They take a small while to get used to but then they can replace TV, Sky, Apple remotes.”

“The way you program it is pretty awesome, it gives you feedback because you can feel beating it your hand. Which is a very very creepy feeling.”

“I’m very grateful that TheWandCompany sent me one of these, because I love them now. I think it will make a great gift. ”

If you’re in England you’ll receive it within one day.

When my sister is watching crappy music on MTV I can switch it off.

And now I’m going to program it to everything thats in my skull. So I can get up to mischief.

He’s blown away:

It is pretty damn awesome (6 times or so) … I love it.

Coolest thing about the video are the bloopers :) Like the planes and the wand biting.

I should ask the people that received a free wand from me to do a similar cool video or blog post.

11
May

Wand Balancing Trick presented by Charlie

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Wand creator Chris Barnardo has the wand supermodel Charlie present the newest magic trick that you can do with the Kymera Wand. Balance it with just one finger. Have fun.

Charlie also presents the Kymera Wand in this unique collection of high quality images provided by TheWandCompany.

11
May

Kymera Wand at Daily Giz Wiz (1054)

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There was an awesome discussion of the Kymera Wand by the Guys from Daily Giz Wiz in their show number 1054. Dick DeBartolo and Leo Laporte have much fun showing off the wand. They are very excited about about it and discuss it in great length.

Enjoy! He is obviously.

The Kymera Wand from Marc LaFountain on Vimeo.

Besides other items presented during this Thrillist introduction at w9usa, the Kymera Wand got some coverage.

About Thrillist:

Thrillist: The Daily Candy For Men

If you’re still stumped about what to get your husband, brother or boyfriend this holiday…listen up. There’s a virutal place that helps to uncover the coolest gifts and gadgets for guys. And no matter their profession or pasttime… you’re bound to find something different and unique.

About the Kymera Wand:

Your significant other can get his Harry Potter magic on with the flick of a universal remote wand.


“It kind of works like an Nintendo Wii. You wave it around and program it to different motions that work to function different appliances,” says Joseph.

Fast Forward to 01:10.

14
Dec

Kymera Wand at ThinkGeek

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It’s great that the Geek Suppliers like ThinkGeek and GetDigital are filling their stocks with magic wands and help to release the magic to the masses.

ThinkGeek did a funny video and introduction of the Kymera.

Tame the Beast of HD Pictures with this magic device!

You know you have always wanted to be a wizard. But not one of those swish and flick wizards from the movies. You want to be the Dungeons & Dragons wizard – the party’s controller. See that word there? CONTROLLER. It means you control the battlefield; you control everything! Sure, you’re squishy and sometimes there’s collateral damage when you let out a blast, but it’s all in a day’s work. As a wizard, you have a choice in implements, but everyone knows The Wand is the ultimate when you want to be an elite controller.

Teach it

Our Wand may not make legions of kobold minions explode into flames, but it will learn up to 13 commands from your existing remote controls and map them to particular magical motions. Flick the wand from side to side to flip the channels, twist the wand to turn up the volume. A beam of light will shoot out the unicorn tail hair and magic will happen! The Wand can learn from any remotes in your house and once you master its 13 movements, you can mastermind a symphony of electronic enjoyment from the comfort of your couch. Then, and only then, are you an epic level controller.

14
Dec

Kymera Wand Product Video by getdigital

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The guys from getdigital produced a nice product video of the wand controlling an audio-system. Thanks alot.

They show on/off (big swish), skipping (left, right), volume control (turn), eject cd (pull), switching sources (tap).

Have fun watching it.

They also added a cute picture of the wandmaker Chris Barnardo bespelling you with the Kymera Wand.

Chris Barnardo holding Kymera Wand

Chris Barnardo holding Kymera Wand

14
Dec

Video footage from The Gadget Show & news:lite

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Ortis from The Gadget Show has this magical wand up his sleeve. We all know the wand but its interesting what he has to show us:

Just skip forward to 05:50 and enjoy the show.

news:lite also did a short intro to the Kymera Wand (from 3:45)

24
Oct

SKY guy gone crazy with Kymera Wand in Berlin

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Here is a video that coenkoop took in Berlins Europa Center of a SKY sales guy gone crazy with the Kymera wand. The sound is awful but funny to watch.