My Reviews of the Best Toys for Your Sons

Toys can be magical, educational, inspiring, or just plain awesome. Everyone has their own memories of some great toys that they had in their childhoods. But now it’s time to find amazing toys for someone else to create memories with this holiday season.

  1. Plox Death Star Speaker


The Plox Death Star Speaker is one of the coolest gifts to give a child this year. It can bring a futuristic feel to their bedroom and your home. This speaker, that was inspired by Star Wars, floats above its magnetic base and is portable, so that kids can take them on the go and listen to their favorite tunes.It has a 5 hour charge, so it will last through their adventures while doing homework, shooting hoops, or exploring their friend’s backyard. This floating speaker connects via Bluetooth so that there are no wires or plugs to get in the way. Due to its design, the 5W speaker allows a 360 degree sound output to fill a room with high quality sounds. Thanks to Rogue One coming out this December, the Death Star will be brought to a new generation to love, so allow them to enjoy this amazing new Star Wars speaker.

Retail Price: $179.99

  1. PS4 Pro


Recently announced, the PS4 Pro will serve better than the PS4 due to its better graphics and gameplay. It has 4k streaming and auto-upscaling to 4k resolution to make movies and games look better than ever before. Sony has also added HDR capabilities to all of their PS4 devices so that their games will look better. The PS4 Pro supports faster frame rates that will deliver ultra sharp action for select PS4 games and is on the 30 hottest Christmas toys list for 2016. This system will provide the best experience for PS4 games, and will make it virtually impossible to go back after having experienced it.

Retail Price: $399.00

  1. Star Wars: Rogue One Micro Machines Death Star Playset


A slew of Star Wars: Rogue One toys were announced last week, but the one that takes the cake is the Micro Machines death Star Playset (sorry Millennium Falcon XL drone). It comes with an amazing white Death Star, 3 micro figures, 2 micro vehicles, and has accurate movie scenes inside of the Death Star. This toy will bring tons of joy to kids all over the world, and will most likely be the best toy of the year.

Retail Price: $49.99

  1. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit


If looking for a toy that is both cool and educational, look no further! The Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Kit will help teach science by using magic as its cover. It includes chemicals like zinc sulfide, baking soda, red cabbage powder, and zinc sulfide. The idea behind this kit is to create awe inspiring chemical reactions, and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. It is also a requirement to have adult supervision when using this kit.

Retail Price: $15.06

My Advice for Buying a Microwave

What Are The Things That I Should Consider Before Buying A Microwave?

One of the main things that you need to bear in mind when shopping for a microwave is the space that you have available for it in your kitchen and how it will be used. If you are feeding a family you will need something larger than if it is just you that you are cooking for. If you only have limited space on your counters then you may be surprised at how small some models of microwave are these days.

What Features Should I Look For?


There are some features that can help you cook your meals without having to guess times and the amount of power that you need, such as an automatic defrost function and settings that have been pre-programmed. Some microwaves even have a feature that can adjust the cooking times based on the amount of steam that is emitted by the food as it is cooking.

If you have a favorite dish that you use for cooking a lot of meals, then you will want to make sure that this dish fits inside and that there is enough room for this to be able to rotate when it is on the turntable. Some people also like to test out how the doors feel when they open and close.

What Wattage Do I Need?


The wattage that is needed will largely depend on what the microwave is used for. Generally speaking the more wattage a microwave has, the faster it will cook your food. A higher wattage will also ensure that the food is cooked more evenly.

Which Models Are Best For Families?

There are certain features of a microwave that make them easier for children to use. Although they should not use the microwave unsupervised, having things like large buttons and easy to read displays can make it much easier for them to carry out simple tasks such as heating up popcorn.

How Often Should Microwaves Be Replaced?

If you have had your microwave longer than 10 years it is probably time to think about a replacement, even if there does not seem to be anything wrong with it. After this time things such as the seals on the doors can start to come away and the buttons can become worn.

Are There Any Innovations I Should Look Out For?

There are models that have a child lock feature on them if you want to stop your children using the microwave when you are not home. These machines will require a passcode to be entered before the microwave can be used.

Some microwaves can also be used for other functions, such as a rotisserie or a convection oven. If you are short on space these features can be very useful as you have no need to buy two separate units.