Why should kids have all the fun? There are plenty of quality toys out there for adults who are still young at heart. And while they tend to come with hefty price tags, there’s no reason why we can’t dream, right? Here are five of our current favorites:
No need to learn commands on a futzy controller — this cool drone responds to arm and hand signals (just don’t wave to a friend while you’re steering it). High-tech accelerometers and gyroscopes in the controller detect your motions and relay corresponding commands up to the drone. You can also use the controller within an impressive three-mile range of the drone, whose built-in 360-degree camera will let you shoot and save photos and video while on-the-fly. Talk about a drone’s-eye view. While all these bells and whistles do draw power from the unit, you still get 23 minutes of air time on a full charge.
Take water sports to a whole new level with this unique personal watercraft. Yes, the Jetovator can thrust you up to 30 feet in the air or down 10 feet into the water. You can even astound observers by performing nifty stunts while you’re in the air. The magic happens thanks to a 40-foot hose and a thrust adapter. When you’ve reached expert level, you can even use the Jetovator’s “Suspension Landing Gear” option to take off from land on docks or boat decks.
Wow your friends and family with your own luxury shuffleboard table. You can choose a length of anywhere from 12 to 22 feet, but make sure your floor can take the heft, as the entire table’s made of hardy three-inch-thick maple. The play surface has a polymer finish that will last for years, and the cradles at the table’s ends are made from solid hardwood that’s been stained by hand. If you’re a competitive type, you’ll love the table’s matching 24-inch electronic scoreboard and easy-to-use keypads.
We’re not sure what “climatic adjusters” are, but don’t worry, it comes with them, and the entire cabinet is finished in two-tone espresso and natural maple trim.
If you like word games, you’ll probably have fun with this 20-piece set of letter blocks, which together have a total of 120 letters printed on them. Each cube is a solid three-and-a-half-inch block of top-quality pine that’s been sanded and stained black. To play, simply throw or stack the blocks, then either make words using adjacent letters and see who tallies the most or add up the letter number values to determine the winner. Don’t worry — the set comes with a list of rules and game suggestions for your convenience.
This jukebox has a lot going on. We’re talking bubble tubes, rainbow colors, and an old-school CD flipper to switch up the tunes. This beauty holds 100 CDs and is an updated version of the iconic jukebox. It’ll undoubtedly be a classic in its own right some day soon, dazzling people with its triple-plated copper, nickel, and polished chrome details and its handcrafted quality hardwoods. As for sound, the jukebox boasts five speakers, a dual three-way system, and a 1,600-watt amplifier.