The All-New best-selling Amazon Kindle now enables readers to read in the dark thanks to its front-lit screen. In addition to its illuminated screen, it features a smaller, sleeker design, faster processor, improved contrast display, a touchscreen, double the storage, and hands-free Alexa. While it’s not waterproof and doesn’t feature the additonal storage and higher resolution of the Paperwhite, it’s the perfect entry-level e-reader for those who love reading and don’t need all those bells and whistles. And now that it’s easy to read by the bedside, if you love reading in bed, it makes it a no-brainer.
The new Fire 7 Tablet is an awesome portable tablet providing great bang for the buck. Yeah, it’s not an iPad, but you get a similar experience for a small fraction of the price. It’s a great entry-level tablet that delivers great entertainment and now Alexa, the personal assistant, is included, making it easier to use and better than ever. Choose between 8 and 16 GB storage capacities. Battery life is decent at about 8 hours. What more could you ask for? Choose from four fun colors now – black, canary yellow, marine blue, and punch red.
The new iPad mini is a great alternative to the iPad. First off, with similar features, it will save you some money. It packs a smaller 7.9-inch Retina display, is lighter, and packs great power and performance with an A12 processor. With its amazing 10 hours of battery life, most can use it several days before recharging. Kids will love the more compact size as it better fits in smaller hands and is lightweight, which makes it the perfect travel companion. It even sports a headphone jack and supports the Pencil for artists. The best part? It offers a robust library of free/paid apps and games to entertain kids. Delivering great bang for your buck, it elegantly combines compactness, performance, and portability.
Apple’s iPad is still the king of the tablet market. The latest iPad boasts a gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display, a faster chip, and it even supports Apple Pencil. It offers stereo sound with 2 speakers, an 8MP rear camera, and a 1.2MP HD front camera for selfies and FaceTime. Perfect for learning and entertainment, it’s the most affordable iPad with 10 hours of battery life.
Instead of getting your child an iPhone, if he is responsible enough get him an iTouch instead. It does everything that the iPhone does, but he won’t be able to make phone calls or text. You can still message other Apple users over WiFi. It’s a good compromise and a good way to teach him responsibility. You do need to establish rules such as not allowing him to take it out of the house.
A Chromebook makes a fantastic and thoughtful gift for a 8 year old. By now they’re in the third grade and what better way to help them excel in school? With ample power and memory, you can create documents and research on the Internet plus there’s entertainment and more. It’s the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, and any occasion.
Wrapped in a sturdy case with a kid-friendly tiger or panda design, the Echo Dot Kids Edition is a perfect tech gift for kids. It comes with a one-year subscription to the Amazon Kids+ on Alexa service, which features age-appropriate content for kids along with ad-free radio stations, play lists, interactive games, and over 1,000 Audible books suitable for kids. Now it deliver better audio quality with crisp vocals and balanced bass. The best part? It’s backed by Amazon for two years with a ‘worry-free’ replacement guarantee — even if it’s damaged. Parents can review what Alexa has been asked, set daily limits, and even filter explicit songs from Amazon Music. Now there’s a smart assistant for smart kids.
Now this is stuff of gaming dreams! Blending physical RC karts, mixed reality, and digital gameplay, Mario Kart Live lets you play Mario Kart in real life! It transforms your living room into a race track with a first-person view of the action. Map out a variety of courses with physical gates and steer your kart with your Switch. What’s cool? The physical karts respond to boosts, hits, and other in-game effects. Race against Koopalings or with up to 4 karts — each player needs their own console, game, and kart. It seamlessly blends the digital game world with the real world to deliver an innovative, immersive, and interactive experience. The only thing not included is a large living space.
While we can’t comprehend why an 8 year old boy would need an iPhone, a lot of 8 year old boys have the iPhone on their wishlist. If you think he is responsible enough, you are going to need to establish clear rules about how he can use it. We suggest you make use of the parental controls and disable in-app purchases.
These days tweens and teens love instant gratification, so this retro-inspired camera from FujiFilm is all the rage these days. It comes in a variety of colors. Just like the old-school Polaroids of yesterday, it gives you instant snaps that you can share with your friends. One touch selfies make selfies easier than ever. Auto exposure means you get brighter backgrounds than before. Who needs Instagram?
Do your kids want to create their own HD content? The KidiZoom Creator Cam allows for self-expression and creativity in creating their own 720 high-definition videos and 5MP photos. It features a flip-up lens for self-recording, mini tripod, green screen for digital effects, and even kid-friendly video editing. This complete kit comes with everything kids need to create their own HD content. You can apply over 20 effects with the green screen. The best part? Parents need not worry as it’s kid-safe — there’s no Wi-Fi or internet connectivity here. So kids can have fun in a safe way. Parents may upload videos to grandma via the included USB cable. A Micro SD card slot allows for memory expansion to 32GB. It’s perfect for unboxings, challenges, how-to videos, and more. Now kids can prepare to be the content creators and influencers of the future with this kid-appropriate tech.
Lights, camera, action! The Kidizoom Action Cam is perfect for capturing life’s adventures as they happen. It features a camera allowing kids to shoot photos and video with up to 2.5 hours of recording time. You can even mount the camera on your adventures. The water-resistant case even enables you to go on 6-feet deep underwater adventures so there’s no limit to your adventures. Bring on the adventures and express your creativity with the Kidizoom Action Cam.
These LilGadget Premium Bluetooth Headphones allow your 8 year old boy to listen to music without having to worry about causing hearing damage. The headphones are stylish, comfortable, wireless, and produce great sound. The headphone are capped to a maximum volume so kids don’t damage their ears by playing their music too loud. There is even a port for sharing the audio and they offer 12 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The Anker SoundCore mini may look small but it delivers big sound in a small package. It’s a bluetooth enabled speaker in a compact size, making it great for portability. It works with most bluetooth enabled devices like your smartphone or tablet and offers about fifteen hours of battery life on a single charge. The speaker is available in four colors. Let’s get this party started!
Boys got to have their jams. With these JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speakers, kids can wireless stream their audio from their devices to the speaker. This portable speaker produces fantastic sound and it’s really easy to connect. Turn up the music!
Live out your wildest Star Wars fantasies with Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR experience. This is a mainstream AR experience that allows you to battle against the evil forces from the Star Wars universe. The cool thing is you can actually see the enemy in your own room, making it feel all too real. Will you overcome the forces of evil and restore peace in the galaxy? In addition to the Battle Mode, there is also a virtual chess type game as well as a real-time strategy game to add depth to the overall experience. May the Force be with you!
The big kids have the Apple Watch and Fitbit – so where does that leave kids? Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, kids can get in on the smartwatch action with the Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2. In addition to telling time, it shoots photos and captures video. The watch features two cameras for photos and selfies. It features a fun monster-catching game a la Pokemon Go. Kids can play fun games and activities.
What kid doesn’t love walkie talkies? This pair of walkie talkies from Retevis provides great quality sound and range. They are easy to use and quite durable for years of creative fun. They’re great for fostering your child’s social and communication skills as well as their creativity and imagination.
Celebrate Pac-Man’s 40th Anniversary with PAC-MAN Tamagotchi! Raise your Tamagotchi from egg to baby to adult. Pac-Man stars as a virtual character in the Tamagotchi world, saving your pets from ghost and bugs. Keep your virtual pet alive by nurturing it and feeding it its favorite snack — cherries or rice. How you take care of your Tamagotchi pet determines which of the 7 adults you ultimately get. Choose from two styles: yellow maze and black maze, each with 2 bonus games. Experience the toy that sparked a revolution!
The original virtual reality pets from the 90s are back with Tamagotchi! Raise your virtual pet — nurture it, feed it, play with it, and more. What’s cool? You can even play games with your Tamagotchi. The little chain allows you to clip it on yourself to take the fun wherever you go. Experience the toy that sparked a revolution!
Available in turquiose or lavendar color schemes, Tamagotchi On Wonder Garden represents the next-generation of our favorite virtual pet. Kids take complete care of their pet (My Tama): feed it, clean up after it, help it make friends, get a TamaPet, go shopping, travel and more. What’s new? There’s an updated home screen, new games in your town, exclusive characters, and your Tamagotchi can even get married and have children. The controls and interface are simple and intuitive as ever. You can even connect to a friend’s device for a playdate. What we love most is that unlike the original — there’s no end — you can create a virtual legacy. While retaining the charm of this iconic and beloved toy, Tamagotchi On Wonder Garden brings some exciting new upgrades to the table. Don’t forget your AAA batteries!
Looking for a portable charger? The Anker PowerCore+ mini is a great quality compact charger about the size of a lipstick. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful mini chargers in the market and it charges devices fast. It’s a great gadget to have if you have a cellphone or other portable device that needs to be charged.
What could possibly get kids excited about brushing their teeth? The Philips Sonicare is an electric toothbrush that will change how your kids think about brushing their teeth. Kids will be motivated to brush longer and better with this toothbrush. It brushes at super fast speeds of something crazy like 500 strokes per second and it features a timer and pacer so you know when to move on to the next quad. Try doing that with a manual toothbrush! Now that’s something to get excited over!
Struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth? Colgate’s Magik Smart Toothbrush is an app-enabled toothbrush designed to make brushing fun for kids. With fun brushing games and your smartphone, kids will have fun brushing and parents can even track their progress. Through the AR games, kids get to unlock new worlds and earn rewards. Just make sure you have enough lighting while brushing. The best part? Kids will love brushing and remember to brush while learning proper brushing technique and developing good oral hygiene habits.
The LuminoLite Book Light is an awesome LED light that brings new light to situations. Use is as a book light in the night, for your laptop to light the keyboard, and for many other cases. It’s the perfect gift for bookworms. The best part? It’s small, lightweight, and gets the job done.
So you got a new iPhone. You’re going to need protection to protect that delicate thing of beauty. This case is only compatible with the iPhone 7, but there are other cases compatible with older iPhones. It protects your iPhone against drops, bumps, and shocks and makes it easier to grasp. Best of all, it’s design is thin and pocket-friendly. In fact, it slides in and out of your pocket with ease. Choose from a variety of colors to complement your phone.
PopSockets are an amazing invention. They serve as a stand for your phone to consume content and they can also be used for gripping your phone or tablet. They’re even great for gaming, watching videos and surfing the web. Best of all, they’re resuable. Choose from a variety of stylish designs.
Inspired by The Mandalorian, the Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu is an 9.25″ interactive, snack-eating baby Yoda toy. Animatronics tech bring him to life — he moves his head, ears, arms, and his eyes even open and close. Grogu includes a soup bowl with tentacles, a blue cookie, shifter knob, and a spoon for feeding him. Feed adorable Grogu with the little plastic spoon. He reacts to different foods and lets you know his eating preferences. What’s cool? Touch Grogu’s head 3 times and watch him channel the ‘Force’ just as in the Disney+ series.
Birthday and holiday celebrations will never be the same with FOAMO! In just a few minutes, it makes mounds of fun playful foam for the ultimate foam party. Everything you need is included — simply add water and let the foaming fun begin!
Available exclusively at Amazon, with Tamagotchi Demon Slayer, raise and train your demon slayer and master various breath styles. Depending on the training methods utilized, you can raise 1 of 9 possible Breath users inspired by manga. Feed your slayer rice or green tea and play 3 types of games. Neglect your slayer and it gets injured. Kakushi comes if you don’t treat its injuries. Choose from a wide assortment of styles.
The Tamagotchi Evangelion line expands with the newest additions to the family: Evatchi Kaworu, Evatchi Mari, and Evatchi Rei. Raise your little digital angel from fetus to cocoon to 1 of 20 possible angels based on how you handle various events through its various transformations.
Nintendo may have a stronghold on the portable videogame market, but LeapFrog fills the gap — introducing a new handheld gaming device designed for preschoolers ages 4 through 8. This new, innovative product features full 360-degrees of buttons, spinner, slider, switch, light-up controls, multiple games, digital pets, songs and more for a fun play experience. In addition to learning basic literacy, math, problem-solving, science, and creativity with the preloaded software, kids can also grow and take care of virtual pets. Additional games, sold separately, allow for future expansion.
Baby Yoda’ aka The Child leaps off the screen and into your hands with Hasbro’s Star Wars The Child Animatronic Plush. Isn’t he the most adorable thing ever? This animatronic toy comes to life with more than 25 sounds and combinations that will melt your heart. He features happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more. Aww! Its head moves up and down, its ears move back and forth, and its eyes open and close. Even experience The Child harnessing the ‘Force’ — closing its eyes, raising its arm, and sighing as if exerting a great amount of energy. He also comes with an awesome Mandalorian pendant that you can wear or have Baby Yoda wear. May the Force be with you!
My Partner Eevee is the latest addition to the My Partner Pokemon line. Touch sensors, over 50 head and tail reactions, and 20 iconic sounds and expressions bring Eevee to life. My Partner Eevee features a built-in mic for voice commands. Bring the thrill of becoming a Pokemon trainer to real life. Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
Start your engines! Hot Wheels id Smart Track combines physical and digital play to create an all-new exciting experience for Hot Wheels fans. With assorted track pieces, you can build different race tracks. What’s cool? Play with the physical Hot Wheels car to level up in the digital world and unlock other cars. The app tracks miles driven, races won, stunts performed, and peak speeds reached. The gameplay is surprisingly deep — challenging players to hit the racing line and boost at the right time. It delivers a videogame experience requiring skill rather than luck. You can even connect it to other Hot Wheels sets to expand the possibilities. It beautifully combines the best of Skylanders and Anki Overdrive into one compelling product that augments the physical experience. Note: A Hot Wheels iD Race Portal is required (sold separately), as this is an upgrade set.
Ninja Bots are new hilarious interactive, battling ninja bots with weapons like a tennis racket, pan, and more. There are 3 different play modes: Training, 1-Player Battle, and 2-Player Battle. Built-in sensors allow them to sense each other and when a weapon is in its hand. Your challenge is to work your way up from White Belt to Black Belt. With each new battle, they learn new skills. Bursting with personality, they trash talk before battles. They also make noises to intimidate their opponents. When one Ninja Bot falls over, the other does a fun victory dance. Look for red, black, and blue ninjas in the line and get ready for some epic ninja battles!
Meet Super Mario It’s-A Me, Mario … the ultimate Super Mario toy! With a premium outfit and sculpt, he looks like he jumped straight out of the Super Mario video games! He features 20 sounds effects and phrases, 13 points of articulation, and 5 different points of activation — each of his hands, feet, and the M on his cap — to unlock. He entertains fans with 5 songs from the game. What’s cool? Pose Mario to unlock additional sounds. When he’s in specific poses, he’ll unlock sounds from the game. When Mario jumps, it activates bouncing and jumping sounds, so you can play out your own fun Mario adventures in real life. Let’s-a-go!
Flying Toothless is just like last year’s Owleez! You build a bond with Toothless, who has built-in touch sensors. When you build his confidence, he actually flies from his nest. Control him by letting him hover over your hand. Wondering how Toothless is feeling? Check out his multi-colored eyes. After all that flying, Toothless needs his cute fish snack accessory to recover.
Meet Squeakee, an interactive balloon dog pet! It features over 60 sounds, reactions, and movements that bring it to life. Feed him, and he will pee. But don’t worry … it’s just a yellow light. Pop the balloon pet and you can reinflate it and watch it stand up before your eyes. He sits and you can even tickle him. What a fun and friendly pet companion without the mess!
It’s time to boogie on down with Boogie Dancing Bob! Inspired by Minions: The Rise of Gru, this 11″ plush plays a song and dances when you touch its hand. Watch him groove to the music, moving his arms up and down, while entertaining kids. You may just want to boogie along with Boogie Dancing Bob.
Now Pokemon fans can have their own little interactive Pikachu with My Partner Pikachu. It comes to life with over 100 touch sensor reactions. Touch his belly to see his ears and arms move. Watch his cheeks and tail light up. Pikachu even speaks, saying fun phrases like “Pika! Pika!”
Want to hatch and train your own Toothless baby dragon? Utilizing Hatchimals tech, Toothless is brought to life inside the egg. He moves, makes sounds, and his eyes illuminate. Shake the egg, aggravating him enough to hatch the egg. Play three fun games with your friend, including Hot Potato, Ask Toothless, and Toothless Says. Fans can teach him to fly, dive bomb, and even plasma blast. What’s really cool? His head, wings, and tail really move! As he flies, he roars and purrs when you cover his head with your hand. After a long day of training, Toothless loves nothing more than snacking on fish. Get ready for endless adventures with Toothless.
Kids will love teaching FurReal Ricky some new tricks. With sensors all over his body, he responds realistically to touch. He can even sing a little tune. Feed him a treat when he is good, but be careful — even he needs to use the bathroom.
Inspired by the Detective Pikachu live-action movie, this 10-inch Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Feature Plush will most likely be a hot seller. It features two voice modes: Detective Pikachu and Pikachu. Press its chest once to hear Detective Pikachu and twice to hear Pikachu’s voice. The coolest part? It even features Ryan Reynold’s voice! How cute! Detective Pikachu comes to life with motorized ears, detective hat, and more than 14 interactive responses. Kids will love reenacting their favorite moments from the movie and taking it on all sorts of fun adventures. It’s the perfect gift that Pokémon fans just gotta have.
So you want to be a raptor trainer? It’s not going to be easy but if you have the patience and discipline to learn, it’s a whole lot of fun! Say hello to Mattel’s newest robot – Alpha Training Blue. It’s a fully interactive veloceraptor that you can control and train just like Chris Pratt’s character in the film. This is one advanced toy. In fact, it’s the most complex toy Mattel has ever created. Seven motors provide fluid, realistic animation to the neck and head while also allowing you to walk it around. It’s very responsive to controls and features the same rapor sounds from the movie. Blue loves being petted and she has touch sensors under her jaw and on the top of her nose to bring her to life. Hands-down, it’s the coolest robot toy this year. It’s so fun to play with something so detailed and fluid.
Introduced in the Rise of Gru, Minions Babble Otto is an interactive Minion who loves to talk and says different phrases. Interactive lights, sounds, and an LED expressive mouth bring him to life. Depending on his positions, he reacts differently. Otto doesn’t like when you put him upside-down. Who would anyway? Get ready for an ear full. Kids can lay him to sleep and he even sings a lullaby. He also recognizes the stone accessory based on the new movie. Kids will love recreating their favorite moments from the film with this interactive Minion.