New Nintendo 3DS XL - $174.99
I've played Nintendo growing up
and seeing as it now looks better in a handheld version than
it ever did in my house. Thankfully kids and some adults
can now fully enjoy some amazing technology with an added
bonus of 3D innovations.
Luckily I was able to get my
hands on the first 3DS version and I will admit the 3D
effect did nothing for me except make me a bit weezy.
Nintendo upgraded the 3DS with a new advanced head-tracking
technology to give you a wider viewing range. Plus you can
turn the feature off. With the device's upgraded processor
will ensure games load quickly and look amazing. Nintendo
also brings the new “C-Stick” that allows for easier control
of the in-game camera viewing option.
On the negative side is that
Nintendo 3DS XL does not come with a charger. Meaning you
have to buy a seperate component before you can even play
the system right out of the box. So go find yourself a
charger that includes a USB port. You can charge the device
on the go via a laptop or standard USB car charger. True
plug and play ability.
Fire HD 7 Kids Edition - $189.99
Amazon's Fire HD 7 Kids Edition
tablet is the ideal device for young kids to use on a long
car ride. Sadly that great design feature also makes it
very prone to being dropped and broken. Another great
reason the Fire HD 7 Kids Edition is so fantastic is that
when it does drop and breaks it won't set your wallet back
way to much.
The Amazon Fire HD 7 Kids Edition
tablet also comes with a two-year “no-questions-asked”
warranty that ensures you will get a new tablet even if you
have an unfortunate “accident”. You also get included a
one-year Amazon FreeTime Unlimited that offers parental
controls over content and usage time. A great little piece
of technology for those of you with kids whom seem to get
lost in their gadgets.
This particular model features a
7-inch screen, 8GB of storage capacity, and a pink casing.
However, there is also a 6-inch version and additional
options with more storage capacity and other casing colors.
Codie Robot – Price TBD
the Codie robot with a touch-screen app featuring a custom,
visual coding language. That intuitive language organizes
robotics code into action blocks. By arranging the action
blocks on the app interface, children create programs
without using a keyboard. This enables kids to start
building their first programs in minutes.
mastering the basics, the Codie app introduces more advanced
programming concepts like loops and subroutines at
appropriate times. By progressing alongside each child,
Codie continues to engage its 8-to-12-year-old target age
group, while being challenging to a wider audience, too.
robot merges the warmth of traditional wooden toys with
today’s most advanced technology. Its strong, bonded-wood
housing is precision milled and packs in sensors that
measure distance, acceleration, direction and more.
In playing with Codie, children
become familiar with logical thinking and problem solving,
the basis of all technology. Many organizations now
recognize coding as the new literacy and Codie’s founders
are advancing the movement by getting kids coding at a young
Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset
Headphones with Boom Microphone - $29.99
Ideal children’s headphones for
educational use, including reading, foreign language, and
phonics lessons. The flexible boom microphone is
lightweight and clearly picks up omnidirectional sound. The
headphones feature proprietary KidzControl™
Volume Limit Technology to ensure child-safe listening.
Works with smartphones, tablets, and any audio device that
With Masterpiece, users snap a
picture of anything or anyone and use Osmo’s award winning
Reflective AI technology to help guide them as they draw
line-by-line to recreate the image. A major evolutionary
upgrade to the long history of drawing tools, such as
Leonardo Da Vinci’s grid method, Masterpiece assists you as
you learn to draw better, helping you recreate what you are
actually seeing in front of you, nurturing your spatial
intelligence and building confidence in your instincts over
time. Once you’ve finished your drawing you can frame it,
stick it on the fridge or save it digitally to share with
friends and family.
Masterpiece launches with
these incredible features:
-Infinite Library - Images
can be captured via camera or pulled from an internet
search, making Masterpiece a modern drawing (or coloring)
book with infinite number of pages!
-AutoLine and AutoShade -
Osmo's Reflective AI automatically analyzes the digital
image to suggest best lines and shades to draw.
-Composition - You can
rotate, zoom and move the digital template to fit your
imagination on paper. Masterpiece also allows combinations
of multiple objects from real life or online images to make
completely new compositions.
-Video Capture -
Masterpiece makes an amazing time-lapse video of each of
your drawings that is a fun and unique movie for you to
share with friends and family!
Masterpiece works for all
ages. A child can draw their favorite character, a teenager
can draw a comic strip, and parents can draw their kids
playing. Masterpiece works on any surface and with several
types of drawing instruments. Pens on newsprint make a great
coloring book, crayons on construction paper make unique and
original birthday cards, and charcoal on bristol board make
a piece of fine art!