In September we told you about a very cool remote control wand that was about to go on sale. Since then, the creator of the wand offered to give Jamie a demonstration of the Kymera Magic Wand in the comfort of Jamie's own home using his own electronic equipment. Jamie was blown away by the technology and wrote up a review for MuggleNet (the full review can be accessed by clicking the "Read More..." link at the bottom of this post):
It was roughly two minutes into my interview with Chris Barnardo, mastermind of the Kymera magic wand, that we got onto the topic of Arthur C. Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Chris quoted it with such passion that I knew I was about to see some sorcery in action, and before I know it, I’m turning lights off with the flick of a wand and turning up the volume on my iPod dock with a majestic twizzle. The Kymera magic wand is truly a puzzle piece of engineering. About halfway into the interview Chris laments that 300 years ago he’d have been burnt at the stake. If I’m being honest, I’m surprised he escapes that punishment today. I simply have no idea how the wand works (although he does explain it to me), but am infinitely impressed with it. The technology is clever. The wand is heavy-ish but not cumbersome, and fits comfortably in the palm. The styling is rustic, Victorian and sleek, but not overpowering. One gets the sense that this wasn’t made simply for aesthetics.


Posted by
10-30-2009at 00:58 AM

Fan Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Excited for the Fantastic Beasts film?!?


It's exciting, but I want more Potter!
Hmmm, kinda?
Not particularly


February 26, 2006 - We find out that Evanna Lynch is a fellow MuggleNetter.

No more trivia questions are available today. Please visit every day for three new questions!

Welcome! Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!

Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 7, Page 123
Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books.
Upcoming Birthdays
  • Monday, March 17 -Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)
  • Tuesday, March 18 - Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)
  • Thursday, March 20 - David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)
  • Friday, March 21 - Gary oldman (Sirius Black)

LeakyCon - July 30 - August 3
Register RIGHT HERE for the greatest Harry Potter convention ever!
Username :
Password :
 Sign Up
 Forgot Password ?
V-Day2013 Option II   VDay2013   holidays2012   MuggleNet OWL Exams  
April Fool's Day 2012   GilderoyVDay   Happy Holidays 2011   Pottermore: Slytherin  
Pottermore: Hufflepuff   Pottermore: Ravenclaw   Pottermore: Gryffindor   Quidditch World Cup  
Halloween 2011   DHnagini   DHelderwand   DH2cast  
DH1Trio   DH Voldemort   DH_Trio   Deathly Hallows - Hermione  
Burning Hogwarts   Wizarding World   Draco   Half-Blood Prince Trio  
Harry   Hermione   LEGO Harry Potter  
  Twitter   Facebook   RSS   Tumblr