If you have small children and an old iPhone gathering dust in a drawer, you can put it to good use by pledging to the iBuku Pets Kickstarter project. An iBuku is: What can best be described as a modern day,“Teddy Ruxpin”, iBuku Pets are a great way to put your old outdated iPhone’s and [...]
Sears has licensed Star Wars plush slippers for the kids on your holiday gift list. They are available in Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett designs in youth and toddler sizes. The slippers are $12.99 a pair.
To promote physical fitness and as another tool to help fight childhood obesity, GeoPalz is pairing their kid styled pedometers with an online rewards based gaming website. Through the online arcade, users (5-10yrs old) can report their steps walked, which are logged through their pedometers and exchange steps for time with games such as Avalanche, Snow-Drift, [...]
I’ve carried Swiss Army knives for years – I have two in my purse right now. My daughter has been fascinated by those little knives, especially the one with the translucent green covers on my keychain. She’s been asking for her own knife since she could talk, but she had to wait until her middle [...]
How do you add a little flash to brushing your teeth? Why, with a Firefly Toothbrush, that’s how! Getting kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes has always been a challenge. The Firefly Toothbrush lights up and blinks for one minute, making teeth brushing fun so kids will do it longer.
I saw a news report recently that said kids as young as 6 were requesting electronic devices for Christmas. When they’re still tiny, you can distract your kid with the pretend device that let’s them hear the kitty say “meow”, but eventually, they’re going to want a real device. Some MP3 players have built-in volume-limiting [...]
Back in December of last year, I showed you a wooden knife kit by Garrett Wade that helps show kids how pocket knives work. I have an alternative kit that is less expensive, requires no tools for assembly and has nicer looking chunky parts. It’s Nathan’s Knife Kit from Klecker Knives. Klecker’s website even has [...]
Sony has just announced a remote control for kids. The RM-KZ1 is splash proof and features locked down battery and programming compartments. It allows parents to control channel availability by programming up to seven “favorites” buttons. It also has a “volume limiting” feature that does not allow volume to be changed +/- 3 steps within [...]
Designed for kids ages 8 and up, the iSafe backpack has a built in security system, which is powered by batteries and can be activated by the wearer pulling on a cord. Once the cord is pulled, the bag sounds off as loud as a car alarm and can run up to 2 continuous hours [...]
Toshiba and Best Buy have teamed up to create a full sized laptop just for kids ages 5-10. Besides featuring an Intel Celeron processor, 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, built-in DVD drive and Webcam, the L635 has a cleanable keyboard and a no-gloss Dura-cross textured finish that helps resist fingerprints. It also comes loaded with special [...]
LOOPZ from Mattel looks like a cross between a Simon game for the 21st century and a fun new musical instrument similar to one that I saw at the International Toy Fair this past February. First of all it’s a memory game that challenges you to repeat patterns of light and music by waving your [...]
Manufacturer installed vehicle DVD systems are a terrific option to entertain the little ones, especially on those long road trips that often occur in the warm weather months of spring and summer. A common accessory of these systems are wireless headphones. No wires to get tangled and irritate the kids. I have reviewed the Kidz [...]
If you remember, a few months back, I broke the “big tech” story on The Gadgeteer with Mattel’s new offering of Software Engineer Barbie. She had all the nerdly accouterments and stylish outfit to boot. Mattel’s intention (?!) was to “empower” young girls and motivate them towards exciting careers in computer technology. However, I will [...]
Spring and Summer will be here before we know it (yes, my fingers are crossed in hope of sooner rather than later) and with warmer weather comes an increase in travel. Whether it is a 12-hour drive south for spring break or a 30 minute drive to a local water park or beach, when the kids are [...]
The My Child ID is a small USB flash memory keychain device that securely stores, organizes and manages your child’s vital information, medical information (medications, allergies, physicians, etc.) and emergency contact information. It also stores images that can be shown in a slide show on its 1.4in LCD. It is a proactive tool for parents, [...]
When I was a little kid, the most technological thing I ever got for Christmas was a Blip game. These days almost every toy is techie in some way. Mattel has even taken the completely non-techie activity of nail painting and turned it into a geek toy for girls. The Barbie Doll’d Up Nails Digital [...]