Expand Your Child’s Imagination With Tech Toys
From a virtual Reality in View-Masters to Legos that revive in digital type, technology has actually infused some nifty capacities into many of today’s toys. Still, trying to find a great occasion present or holiday gift for that little someone on your list? A great deal of today’s technology is aimed toward the adult group, yet there are interesting brand-new tech toys for kids, too.
Well, here are some excellent choices of toys to help a child on your list to expand their imagination, be creative, learn things and at the same time have fun
Tech toys -1: View-Master VR
Priced at around $30. Its Maker Mattel has teamed up with Google to update View-Master, the common, red plastic viewfinder of generations past, to provide a more realistic experience of virtual reality.
This new viewing processing method is pretty simple. There are several View-Master apps available. Download & install the one you prefer to use on your smartphone and then securely place the phone inside the View-Master device. To use the app with the View-Master start an immersive exploration of, as an example, Liberty Island, Outer Space, and the African savanna, plus photos, video as well as minigames.
The starter pack includes the View-Master itself and also a sneak peek reel; For an extra $15 some additional “experience packs” are available.
The device is targeted at children of age 7 and up. The panoramic sight can generate wonderment and your mind could be temporarily stolen. This could cause slight dizziness, so make sure there is nothing breakable close by.
Tech toys – 2 App-Enabled Droid BB-8
Priced around $150. Star Wars BB-8 Droid, This is a pint-size robot created by Sphero, is one of the most popular, hot toys for this holiday season. Imitated its personality in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” BB-8 has an evolving personality that intelligently advances, it reacts in various ways & methods depending on your interactions with this robot.
After setting up the communication between the BB-8 and iOS or Android gadget by means of Bluetooth Smart BLE, you can make him patrol around a house with the iOS installed app or utilize the voice commands. Or allow him to move around on his own and explore his very surroundings with the view that it has a mind of its own.
Additionally, you can record and also send a video message to the BB-8 robot, which he will convert into a virtual hologram. BB-8 robot is recommended for kids age 8 and up.
Tech toys – 3 Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS Personal Robot
Priced at around $250. The Canadian toy company Spin Master claimed the “open-source personal robot” is an essential key in its initiative to revitalize the Meccano brand, which is released in 2013.
The most recent version of Meccanoid G15 KS has a computing engine called “Mecca Brain” that features voice recognition and a speaking capability system that allows the Meccanoid robot to say numerous phrases, tell some jokes, play games, and initiate chatty conversations.
The 550 component pieces in this kit will allow you to build 2 humanoid figures and the 3rd figure of a robotic dinosaur.
Users of this robot can program it with one of 3 available programming options: LIM which means “Learned Smart Activity”, “Ragdoll” Avatar control via connected iOS or Android device apps, and the 3rd is the motion capture interface that uses a smartphone camera which can be set in its chest to follow movement patterns that you want it to copy.
The maker Spin Master described the Meccanoid G15 KS as a “robotics building platform” created to motivate kids to build, modify and program robots – in keeping with the Meccano heritage. Recommended for ages 5-14 years old.
Tech toys -4 Playmation Marvel Avengers
Priced around $120. Hasbro’s Playmation Marvel Avengers system combines both an app and wearable tech that connects these toys to produce an adventure tale meant to get kids inspired, active and expand their creative imaginations.
After getting equipped and strapping on the Iron Man-inspired Repulsor arm armor, gamers communicate with the toys, ending up being a superhero like Captain America or Black Widow to defeat bad guys like Ultron and Iron Skull.
The artificial intelligence machine Jarvis from the “Iron Man” series, instructs gamers to shoot targets and block enemy fire while running, jumping, and concealing themselves.
The system is suitable for children aged 6 and upwards. The Android and iOS device apps for this system can track battle starts and can provide extra mission content.
(Currently, we are promoting Marvel Avengers Hulkbuster on our website)
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Tech toys -5 Lego Dimensions Starter Pack
Priced around $100. With this game set, Lego has created a new dimension that has taken the leap into the toys-to-life scenario, converting physical toys into digital life experiences.
This Lego Dimensions set is a computer video game that integrates characters from entertaining fictional worlds like DC Comics, “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Simpsons” and many others. The game is meant for children between the ages of 7 to 14. It primarily focuses on characters like Gandalf, Batman, and also Wyldstyle as they take a trip through a portal to solve puzzles and battle with the enemies.
Lego Dimension includes physical interaction in this game: The Starter pack contains 269 lego pieces. Gamers first need to build the toys with these pieces and then to unlock the new features need to rebuild them again.
Tech toys -6 Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio
Priced at around $25. Stop-motion animation normally requires hours of painstaking work of moving various objects in small increments and photographing each act separately. Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio’s “smooth action technology,” simplifies the whole process thus helping the imagination of young directors to create a series of animated clips seamlessly with just a few photos. Recommended age 6 and older.
The Booklet contains 10 character styles that children can choose from. This includes a fairy, a robot, a superhero, a pirate, an athlete, a zombie, and more…
By using Crayola’s Easy Animation app on iOS and Android devices, the Character design layout is scanned into the app
The app offers several creative options. Children can use pre-made animations and backgrounds or they can design their own using the 8-inch poseable mannequin model and photographing various locations in their houses or yards. The app does not need too many poses, a few is good enough and it will fill the rest.
Tech toys – 7 LittleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit
Priced around $200. LittleBits Gizmos & Gadgets electronic building kit products are fairly popular amongst young tinkerers. This year, littleBits is said to broaden its line of electronic building kits with Gizmos & Gadgets, a set that could be made use of constructing and recombining 12 devices, consisting of a fan as well as a doorbell.
The kit is suitable for children age 8 and up and provides all the necessary tools which include easy-to-understand instructions.
Part of the package is called Bits which consists of power switches, light sensors & dimmers as well as buzzers that snap together using magnets.
For children who are motivated to go further, extra/supplemental packages are available, as well as littleBits has a community website for creators to display their inspired productions.