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 Fire HD 10 Kids Pro features a 10.1-inch HD display with a powerful 8-core processor and 32GB of RAM for great responsiveness. It’s designed for school-age children ages 6 through 12 and pre-loaded with age-appropriate content. It offers easy to use parental controls, kids can talk to parent-approved contacts, and you can choose from 4 fun styles. The big difference? This is not a toy — it’s a fully-functional tablet with 1 year of Amazon Kids+ with access to over 20K apps, games, books, videos, songs, and more — and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Best of all, it filters out inappropriate sites and lets parents add or block specific sites. Battery life comes in at up to 12 hours. While it’s not an iPad, it’s a budget-friendly tablet that school-age kids will actually enjoy.
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.
The iPod Touch is the ultimate portable jukebox. It features 16 GB of storage for about 3,500 songs. With the Touch you not only get a fantastic music experience, but you can also capture video and photos and video conference via FaceTime. The Touch features a brilliant 4″ Retina touchscreen display which is great for watching video and playing games. Makes a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift!
This one is controversial. The only reason why a 9 year old should have a phone is if he needs to contact you after school in case of an emergency. Some parents also feel it’s a good way to teach responsibility at an early age. He is probably going to want the latest iPhone. It features a beautiful Retina display. You can make calls, play music, watch videos, capture photos and video, and so much more, but do you really need such an expensive phone? It’s your call.
While you can’t install software on it, this inexpensive Chromebook is perfect for every day computing like surfing the web, checking email, and social networking. The coolest part? It has a special 360-degree hinge that allows it to convert from a laptop to a tablet and even tent mode.
The Amazon Echo Dot is basically a smaller and cheaper version of the Amazon Echo. It’s Amazon’s most popular smart speaker with Alexa now with upgraded sound quality. It delivers crisper vocals and balanced bass for a fuller sound experience. Like the Amazon Echo, it can answer questions, play your music, turn on lights, check the weather, set a timer, and do a million other things. You can even hook it up to your existing sound setup over Bluetooth or with a wire. The best part? It always listens to you.
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?
The Polaroid family expands with the Polaroid Go, the world’s smallest insta-cam. Isn’t it the cutest lil’ thing ever? It’s wearable, portable, and perfect for those Instagrammable moments. It works best for close-up portraits and selfies. Teens will love the built-in selfie camera and selfie timer. Capture your world and memories on the go!
Your Pokemon fan will go nuts over this FujiFilm Instax Mini Link Pokemon Special Edition. It lets your Pokemon Trainer print their Nintendo Switch photos from the new Pokemon Snap and other games. The smartphone app makes it simple to send and print any photos captured on your Switch on the Mini Link. Fans will want to snap up the special edition with a Pikachu-inspired silicone case. The smartphone app includes multiple frame prints inspired by Super Mario, Animal Crossing, and New Pokemon Snap.
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.
Does your nine year old boy love music? The Anker SoundCore mini is a fantastic bluetooth speaker and it makes for a great birthday or Christmas gift. The speaker features roughly 15 hours of play time and even adds some bass to your favorite music. Pump up the volume!
If you’re looking for a good quality portable wireless speaker, the JBL Clip 2 is a winner. It’s both wireless and waterproof. Clip it onto your belt and enjoy music via Bluetooth. It is rated IPX7 for its waterproof rating. You can even connect it to another Clip 2 speaker and it features about eight hours of playtime.
Kids love playing with walkie talkies. They’re classic fun! These walkies come as a pair and they are simple to use and built ruggedly. They can be clipped onto a belt or almost anywhere. It has a 22-channel system and you just have to push the button to talk. Kids will enjoy hours of creative play with these walkies.
Does your son love reading at night? The LuminoLite is a fantastic gift idea that is ideal for bookworms. Clip it onto your book and let there be light! It produces a bright light so you can see in the dark. It features high quality construction and it lasts a long time on a single charge.
This Sonicare kids electric toothbrush makes a great Christmas or birthday gift idea. The toothbrush brushes at a rate of 500 stroke a second, making it more effective at cleaning compared to manual toothbrushes. The brush even tells you how long to brush in each quadrant. Give them the gift of good oral health.
The Anker PowerCore+ mini is a popular mobile charger. It can be used to rapidly charge your iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. Plus, it can even supply your iPad with extra boost when you need extra juice to extend your battery.
If you got your hands on a new iPhone 7, you will need some sort of protection. We recommend the durable and rugged OtterBox cases because they guard against drops, bumps, and shocks. It’s the last line of defense between your fragile phone and the solid ground. Trust us, don’t take your chances.
PopSockets are a novel idea for your smartphone or tablet. They act as a stand for your phone while watching videos. And they can also be used to get a better grasp on your phone. Simply attach it to your device to use it. Then pop it off to reposition or remove it. Great gift idea for 9 year old boys with a smartphone or tablet.
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!
Star Wars’ beloved droid, R2-D2 is now a Tamagotchi digital pet. Available in two color schemes – Classic White and Hologram, the gameplay stays true to the original. Train your R2-D2 pet in 19 different skills, take care of the droid by charging and cleaning it to maintain his happiness, and play 9 mini games (firefighting and Dejarik “holochess”). Interestingly, it’s the first official Tamagotchi to feature R2-D2. Neglect your droid too long and the Jawas may take him away. It’s a cool gift idea for any Star Wars fan.
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.
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.
Combining physical and digital play, the award-winning Osmo Genius Kit is one of the best additions to your iPad. Kids will learn everything from math to spelling and even have a chance to get creative. Five hands-on games are included: Words, Tangram, Masterpiece, Numbers, and Newton. Who’s ready for some learning fun?!
The Little Live Pets family expands with Gotta Go Turdle, a new interactive pet. It brings the same silly fun as Gotta Go Flamingo. After feeding him food, he does a fun little neck-wiggling dance that’s sure to generate a case of the giggles. He features a rainbow shell, sings ‘Uh oh, gotta go’ when he’s gotta poop, and he even chats.
Part-dino and part-balloon, Squeakee Dino is the interactive friend of Squeakee the Balloon dog with new tricks, games, and over 70 interactive sounds and movements bring him to life. Yes — he even farts! Put on his headphones and he dances. You can also feed him his bone or play tug-o-war. When he roars, scare him and he’ll turn his tail. If he deflates, push his tail to reinflate. Squeakee Dino is the perfect interactive pal.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Now kids can print their own photos directly from the VTech KidiZoom PrintCam. The KidiZoom PrintCam is an instant digital cam designed for kids. Shooting a picture is easy. Simply aim at your subject and press a button. Then your picture is printed on thermal paper in about 30 seconds.it features a kid-friendly easy grip, flip-up lens for selfies, and it includes filters and frames for embellishing images. You can even transfer digital copies to your computer via USB for archival purposes. Photos come out in black-and-white with plenty of detail. Just don’t expect Polaroid-like quality, as they’re a bit grainy. The best part? The cost of printing each photo is afforable coming in at a mere penny.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What do you get if you cross Rubik’s Cube with gaming? You get the WowCube, a cube-shaped device designed by a father and son. It features four color IPS screens on each side for a total of 24 screens, 8 microprocessors and an accelerometer. Like the Rubik’s Cube it can be rotated along multiple axes, altering how the screens align with one another. The WowCube lets you play a variety of games by simply twisting and shaking the device. Games range from word games and puzzles to mazes and arcade-style games. Additionally, it can display the time, date, and weather.