Tech Toys for Kids 2012 Holiday Guide
Whether your child aspires to be the next Steve Jobs or just enjoys being plugged into the latest technology, here are some hot gift picks for little early adopters.
The Kid’s Table…t
Now kids get a seat at the tech table with ARCHOS 7” Child Pad. The “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3”-themed children’s tablet features a WiFi connection to surf the Web and get emails, the latest 4.0 Android version, a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash memory — enough room to store five movies, 40,000 photos or 2,000 music tracks. It comes preloaded apps such as Angry Birds and direct access to a kids ap market for thousands of aps for games, education and more. $129.99 Available at retailers nationwide.
See Car Run
Rev up budding engineers’ interest in how things work with the Worx Toys, such as the Torch Fire Truck and Speedster Racecar, featuring transparent exteriors so kids can see all the parts inside. A color-coded interactive manual guides kids through sequences they can press on the toy’s keypad to make the toy’s engine valves, transmission, cooling system, suspension and other components come to life with lights and sound. Ages 6 and up. $29.99 and up.Find specialty toy stores that carry Worx Toys at worxtoys.com.
Coby’s TFDVD7752 Portable Tablet DVD/MP3 Player is just what moms and dads ordered on long trips — a personal DVD player with two screens for double the fun for backseat riders or kids on planes. The on-the-go player’s car kit, dual 9” widescreen displays and two headphone jacks make it easy to share DVD viewing or MP3 player listening while traveling. The Dolby Digital decoding delivers clear sound, and a built-in AV input jack allows connections to external devices like VCRs and video game systems. $149.99. Available at Amazon.com.
Hear and Hear Alike
One device, two kids, no problem. Wicked Audio’s Heist earbuds ($29.99) feature a dual jack for sharing with a sib, or a friend. The corrosion-free gold-plated jacks ensure long-lasting use, and noise isolation and enhanced bass technology offer supreme sound. Available in slate/yellow, rust/ivory, and black/shite color combinations. Wicked’s Helix ($19.99) feature the same superior sound tech specs as Heist in a secure, wrap-around-the ear earbud design that’s perfect for a singlet little listener. Available in black/white, yellow/rust or orange/blue. Available at Amazon and walmart.com.