Kid Gadgets

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LEGO Technic Idea Books will Inspire Enthusiasts to Design, Invent, and Build

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If you thought the LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera that Janet posted about earlier today was interesting, you might want to check out the 3 volume series of LEGO Technic Idea Books from O’Reilly. These books offer 100’s of ideas through photographs with little to no text. Volume 1 is The LEGO Technic Idea […]

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Barbie’s Newest Job – She’s Now a Video Camera!

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The Barbie Video Girl camera from Mattel gives Barbie a new job.  She’s a film-maker – literally.  The doll appears to be a standard Barbie, but it has a lens hidden in her necklace, and there’s a small color LCD screen and controls on her back.  There’s no technical details listed for the camera, but I’m betting it won’t

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LOOPZ – Mattel’s New Game / Musical Instrument

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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

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Kidz Gear (Wireless) Headphones for Kids Review

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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

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Barbie Goes Geek Follow Up

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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

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Kidz Gear (Wired) Headphones for Kids Review

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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

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Why go outside to collect bugs when you can buy a HEXBUG Nano instead?

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Did you collect bugs as a kid? I remember doing an exhibit for the 4H fair one year where I collected various local bugs. Catching them was fun, but I found the whole killjar thing a bit distasteful. Even as a kid, I was a tree hugger… or would that be bug hugger? HEXBUG Nanos

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Wireless Headphones for Kids

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If you have a kid and a car with a built in DVD player, you should check out the IR68KG02 Wireless Headphones from Kidz Gear. They have been designed to be 100% compatible with U.S. vehicles equipped with built-in IR DVD/video systems and are lightweight, with child-sized headbands and comfortably padded ear-cups. An external IR

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Protect Your Child’s Hearing with Ultimate Ears’ LoudEnough Earbuds

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It seems like most everyone, even young children, have portable mp3 players of some sort.  The big concern with the in-ear buds that come with most of these players is hearing damage.  Ultimate Ears is making a line of earbuds for children that can help prevent hearing damage.  The LoudEnough earbuds uses an “energy dissipating

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