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An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.All articles by Ben Coxworth
Just ordered one for my wife...butterfly nut... but head on over toe www.gadgetsandgizmo\'s.com... based in New York so no international shipping... $24.96 for the toy and $9.55 for UPS ground... $34.54 out the door (shiped to Detroit Area)GadgetGeek
I guess they don\'t want anyone in the US to have one. $46 $25 for shipping! Yikes!Joe Sobotka
I saw these in the toy stores over here in Japan... didn\'t realize they were such a big deal as to land a spot on Gizmag!
Doc R OkinawaMatt Rings
These are available now in the US under the name \"Butterfly Collection\" at all Cracker Barrel stores and certain Lowe\'s stores for only $14.99. Also on Amazon at a slightly higher price.TSS
Is it just me or is there something slightly sad about seeing a butterfly, albeit a roboflyer, trapped in jar. What happens if you take the lid off?Jaroslav Boublik
Would love to know how they did this!! is there a fan in the lid or something?? Anyone hacked one yet and willing to spill the beans?agulesin
^^ i have one. one side of the butterfly\'s wings is attached by tape to the very thin wire. I would imagine the motor inside the lid spins the wire making the butterfly spin and look like it\'s flapping its wings to fly.
I am yet to video it in high speed slow motion to see if it actually flaps up and down or just spins it.
the tapping command (2 taps to flutter, 3 taps to fly) dont really work very well but it does disrupt it when you tap and it does something.
I really like mine!Muscleflex