Childrens Gadgets

Gadgets are great for us big kids adults but so as not to let the little kids miss out this section of Coolest Gadgets is dedicated to sharing gadgets especially for children (though I’m sure some will be suitable for us big kids too :) ).

 

Robotix reveals the Taco Playbits tech toy

by Edwin

For many children, one of the most effective methods where they learn would be through play. After all, that is how it had been for generations, and it will continue to be in the years to come. The only thing that has changed would be the medium of play: technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, making it far easier for children to play in an interactive manner than ever before. Robotix has recently revealed the Taco Playbits tech toy, where it is touted to be the first of its kind in the world to lack a screen. Going screen-free does seem to be intellectual suicide in this day and age, so what makes the Taco Playbits special?

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Gululu Go, the interactive water bottle for kids

by Edwin

gululu-goChildren are an extremely curious and active bunch, and most of the time, they are curious about anything and everything. It is in their nature to be like that in order to learn, but through their active lifestyle, parents or guardians should also take one thing into consideration: the amount of hydration that they receive. It can be all too easy to forget that one is already having so much fun in the sun (especially during the summer), that one forgets to take in the recommended amount of fluids. The Gululu Go is an interactive water bottle for kids, where it is capable of “talking back” to its young owner as part of a motivational pattern so that they will take responsibility for their own hydration. Or at least, try to, with kids being kids.

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Hoopla Digital reveals a brand new e-reader

by Edwin

hoopla_digital_eReaderThe world of e-readers is not exactly one that sets the pulses racing, as there is not much fanfare whenever a new model is announced or released. In fact, you will not see any kind of annual model refreshes, not unlike smartphones where it ends up as a huge event that the whole world looks forward to. However, this does not mean that there is no value in e-readers. Children too, need to pick up the reading habit in order to learn as they grow, so what better way than to get them up to speed with Hoopla Digital’s latest e-reader?

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LeapFrog offers the LeapPad Ultimate tablet for kids

by Edwin

leappad-ultimateWhen it comes to kids, you know that they can be boisterous. Very boisterous in fact, and through their hyperactivity and running around, they are bound to cause something to break. This means handing over a brand new smartphone is not the best of ideas, since a random drop is most probably going to result in two things breaking: the smartphone’s screen and your heart, which is why LeapFrog is able to identify with parents who want a solution by rolling out what is deemed to be the “perfect” first tablet for kids — the LeapPad Ultimate.

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The Firebuggz Fishing Pole will let you fish for S’mores

by Caitlyn

Firebuggz Fishing Pole

When you cast out a fishing line, you would imagine you’re going to have a wriggling aquatic creature on your hook when you pull it out. This beloved summer pastime isn’t for everyone, since not everyone is fond of sitting on a boat for hours, hoping to catch a single fish. If you’re aiming to turn that fish into dinner, then you’ve also got the fun of gutting and cleaning your catch afterward, which is not for the faint of heart.

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The Zeus All-In-One Printer – who needs to buy toys when you can make them?

by Caitlyn

Zeus 3D Printer

We seem to have an unending want of stuff. We’ll try to be choosy and make it things that will actually be useful and applicable to our lives, but when was the last time you went an entire month without buying anything that wasn’t groceries? If you have the capital and know-how, you can avoid needing to buy any tangible bobble again, since you can make it yourself.

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Piper Computer Kit helps kids learn that the machines aren’t magic

by Caitlyn

Piper Computer Kit

For those of us that grew up when only one computer was in the household and phones were meant for little more than talking, it seemed like magic when the two became one in smartphones, and computers became capable of anything you can imagine. For kids who are growing up today, smartphones, 3D printers, and hover boards are just “how it is”. To make sure that they understand what makes them tick, you’ll have to educate them yourselves, as most schools only have kids learn on computers, not learn about them.

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The Fidget Hand Spinner keeps busy minds occupied

by Caitlyn

Fidget Spinner

When you’re sitting during a lecture where the professor is going off on a tangent or are stuck in a meeting where your boss loves to hear themselves talk, your mind wanders. It’s hard not to be restless and start tapping your feet, fingers, and playing with whatever is nearby. You don’t want to be rude, but you also don’t want to be bored, and have to find a common space in between the two so you don’t go insane.

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