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.
What do you get if the Echo Dot and The Echo Show had a baby? The Echo Spot. This compact new gadget does what the Echo Dot does and more. You can have Alexa play music, give news headlines, control your smart devices, and more. With its built-in display, you can do video conferencing, watch Amazon videos, news and more. It even tells time. It’s a stylish and practical gift for your teen’s room.
If you are looking for the best value in a tablet – look no further than the Fire HD 8 from Amazon. It lets you do practically everything the iPad does for a small fraction of the price. Battery life is now improved to about half a day, rivaling even the new iPad. Now Alexa is integrated into the design, making it even simpler to use. Choose from 16 or 32 GB varieties.
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.
Is your 12 year old son a bookworm? The Paperwhite offers a much better reading experience than a tablet. The Kindle is glare-free plus the e-ink is easy on the eyes. Book lovers will enjoy reading for hours on end. And the battery lasts and lasts without requiring charging for weeks at a time. Now it’s thinner, lighter, and waterproof with double the storage.
With the GoPro HERO7 White, it’s never been more affordable to record yourself skiing down a mountain, performing tricks on your skateboard, or catching some serious air on your bike. The best part? The GoPro has gotten smaller than ever before and it’s waterproof to 33 ft with image stabilization for smooth looking video. It shoots 1080p video at 60 FPS. About the size of an ice cube, the Go Pro Hero Session is ready to go on any adventure you go on. Let the adventures begin!
The TCL 32″ HDTV is one of the best values in TV land. The picture quality is really good for this price with great color reproduction and clarity. It’s fantastic that Roku is integrated into the design and there’s only one remote control. A fantastic buy that’s really hard to beat!
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.
Looking for a great portable photo printer? The Canon Selphy CP1200 is an excellent photo printer. It’s got a nice compact footprint with an LCD screen. It prints from media cards as well as your iPhone or iPad. It speedily prints high quality borderless 4 x 6 photos. The best part? It’s easy to operate and the photo quality is impressive.
This cool inexpensive device lets teens wirelessly stream Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime from their smart device to their TV. And now the Alexa voice remote makes it even simpler to use.
These days teenage boys 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 new iPad mini (6th Gen) is a great alternative to the iPad. It’s like an iPad Air mini sharing many features — including slimmer bezels, USB-C port, Touch ID power button, 12MP rear wide camera, and Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) compatibility. First off, with similar features, it will save you some money. It packs a smaller 8.3-inch Retina display, is lighter, features an upgraded front camera with Center Stage support, and packs great power and performance with a speedy A15 chip. 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, making it the perfect travel companion. It even sports a headphone jack and supports the Pencil (2nd Gen) 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. Available in 4 color variations, choose from 64/256GB of storage.
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, double the storage, a revamped front-facing camera, and it supports Apple Pencil (1st Gen) and Apple’s Smart Keyboard (not the Magic Keyboard). It offers stereo sound with 2 speakers, an 8MP rear camera, and a new revamped 12MP HD front-facing camera for selfies and FaceTime. Storage capacity has doubled compared to prior generations from 32 to 64GB — for more photos, movies, apps, and games. Perfect for learning and entertainment, it’s the most affordable iPad with 10 hours of battery life. With small but welcome upgrades, it’s delivers a great tablet with a vibrant screen, smooth performance, and good battery life at a reasonable price.
The iPad Air fills the gap in Apple’s lineup between the iPad and iPad Pro. The iPad Air features an outstanding 10.9-inch display, an improved A14 processor, and strong battery life. Unlike the iPad Pro, it doesn’t feature Face ID but it does now offer stereo audio in landscape mode. It has a new fingerprint sensor instead of a Touch ID sensor. Compared to the base iPad model, it features a bigger and better screen that nearly stretches from edge to edge, additional storage, and it even supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard and the second-gen Apple Pencil — a huge update over the original. It has the same main 12MP camera as the iPad Pro with a f/1.8 aperture. Overall, packing Pro-level flexibility, it’s one of the best iPads you can get without breaking the bank. For the first time — choose from five fresh colors: black, silver, blue, green, and rose gold.
The iPad Pro (2020) is still the king of the tablet market. Improvements include a thinner bezel, magnetic strip for charging your Apple Pencil, and trackpad/cursor support. The 12.9-inch display is large, bright, and vivid so your content looks stunning. Graphics processing is a step up from the prior model, which was a graphics beast. Battery life has dipped to just over 10 hours. While it’s the best tablet around, it’s still not a laptop replacement.
The iPod Touch is still the best MP3 player. It’s like an iPhone without the phone. It can play music, run apps, play games, and more. It’s great for teens who aren’t quite ready for a phone but would love a media player.
The iPhone is the phone preferred by most for its ease of use and functionality. The SE model features a 4.7-inch screen with Apple’s most powerful chip for fast processing power. It also boasts up to 13 hours of battery life so you can talk more, enjoy more videos, play games longer and more. It takes beautiful photos and supports 4K UHD video. Plus, it features immersive audio so he can feel the music. Best of all, it’s now affordably priced.
We take it for granted but the MacBook Air is one of the most reliable lightweight computers. It’s so thin and light and weighs next to nothing at just under 3 pounds. The battery life is wonderful delivering up to 9.5 hours on a full charge. The best part? It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch ID, and USB-C ports plus it packs great power with an 10th-Gen i3/10th-Gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256/512GB SSD storage for every day computing. The magic keyboard delivers comfort and responsiveness. Its stereo speakers sound great. The 2020 MacBook Air delivers faster performance, faster graphics, and all-day battery life. Without a doubt, it’s better than the last gen model and the original MacBook Air.
Give your gadget-loving teen the new MacBook Pro with up to 10 hours of battery performance for all-day fun. It features a gorgeous 13-inch Retina display, 8th-Gen quad-core i5 processor, and 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports. The touchpad is equipped with Apple’s new haptic feedback trackpad. Without actual buttons, when you click down on the trackpad, it feels like there is a button depressing. Somehow it tricks your finger. It still has the exceptional performance and design you expect out of a Macbook Pro.
Looking for a compact, space-saving desktop computer? The Apple Mac Mini is worth considering. The latest model features an 8th-Gen 4-core Intel Core i3 processor with 8GB of memory plus 256/512GB SSD storage and several connectivity ports, including 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI, and 2 USB 3.0 ports. You can also upgrade the processor to a 6-core i5. With faster performance, get more done quicker than ever and the compact design is a real space saver. Don’t let its small size fool you. This little guy packs some good power to get a variety of tasks done. It’s a great upgrade from past Minis in speed, ports, and storage.
Millions of people drop their phones. Some of them end up damaging the shell or worse shattering the screen. Enter the Otterbox. Say goodbye to all your worries with the ultimate protection for your iPhone. The Otterbox gives you complete protection. Now all you need is a screen protector and you’re all set.
PopSockets make a cool gift. They’re functional and practical. They give him a firm grip on his phone and even serve as a great stand for your phone when you want to enjoy a show or movie. Select from a cool selection of artsy designs.
Want to control your lighting or other devices with your smartphone or Alexa? Now you can control your devices from anywhere with TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini. The best part? No hub is required, it’s easy to use, and works as promised. Enjoy the convenience of an upgraded smart home.
Everyone who owns a device hates running out of power when you least expect it. This portable battery charger from Anker will become new best friend especially if watch movies or play games on your cell phone. It has enough of energy to charge your phone between 2 and 3 times. The best part? It can charge just about any USB device.
The Backbone One iOS controller recreates the Switch experience for PlayStation and Xbox. With remote play available on Xbox Series X and PS5, now you can lounge on your couch and play your favorite games a la the Switch. Connect your iPhone 6S or higher and you’re ready to play without the hassle of resyncing. It even works with iOS games. The best part? It’s comfortable to play with even for extended play sessions. The controller also features a built-in mic. Bottom line, the Backbone makes remote play feel more natural.
Who doesn’t love the clickiness of a mechanical keyboard? The problem is that they are hard to game on until now. Meet the Razer Ornata! Razer has combines the clickiness of a mechanical keyboard with the comfort of a gaming keyboard. The nicest part? It’s backlit. You can save a little money on the monochrome green version or go all out with the RGB version.
Razer makes some of the most popular gaming mice. The DeathAdder Chroma is not only a comfortable gaming mouse, it adds cool colored lighting. All of the 5 buttons are easy to reach for during the most intense gaming sessions and have a satisfying click. The coolest part? The cool lighting choices, which lets you choose from 16.8 million colors choices.
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.
If you’re on a budget and are looking for some great quality speakers for your 13 year old teen boy, these Logitech computer speakers are a great choice. It produces clean sound and gives you great bang for your buck. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better value.
The Logitech Z623 Speaker System is an awesome speaker set that sounds great. It produces crisp highs and lows and delivers good bass. These are great inexpensive speakers to immerse you in your game worlds and complete your gaming setup.
This full 1080p HD camera from Logitech delivers clear video quality and it’s super simple to operate. The quality is insanely good and will exceed your expectations. The sound quality is serviceable – just be sure you’re not too far away from the mic. Field of view is about 78-degrees and it even features auto-focus. A new privacy shutter lets you block off the camera view and protect the lens. It’s one of the best HD webcams in this price range.
The Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse is durable, designed for comfort, and is built for performance so you can game on. This mouse offers incredible precision to move exactly where and when you want to. Are you ready to win?
If your teen has a digital camera or video camera, they’ll most likely need an extra memory card to capture video and photos. This 64 GB chip gives you approximately 4,000 photos or 80 minutes worth of HD video and it’s a great value for this capacity card. Sandisk is a reliable brand that you can trust to capture your memories.
Need more storage for your phone? This 128GB Ultra micro SDXC card from SanDisk allows you to store more photos and record full HD video. It supports fast data transfer speeds and includes a memory card adapter for conveniently transfering to your PC. This memory card is compatible with phones, tablets, and even the Raspberry Pi.
Here’s a cute stocking stuffer! For 13 year old boys, USB drives are basically a necessity for school. Most flash drives look ordinary, but this one is shaped like Darth Vader, which makes it a great gift for any Stars Wars lover.
A portable external hard drive is great for storing all your teens’ files, photos, music, videos and more. In addition, he can backup his computer with this easy to use device. It can also be used as an external drive for saving PS4 and Xbox One games on it. Data transfer is very fast with USB 3.0 support. The hard drive is PC and Mac compatible. The best part? It’s so compact – about the size of a passport – that you can easily travel with it.
Does he love taking selfies in front of everything? Then he needs this selfie stick to capture himself in all of his glory. It’s got a telescoping handle that extends to 31.9-inches, which allows you to capture yourself or a group of friends. With built-in Bluetooth, it couldn’t be easier to shoot photos. Best of all, it’s compatible with most phones on the market.
Sometimes when I’m far away, I can’t use my phone because the charger is too short. I have to always twist my head in the most awkward position just to use my phone. I would love a long charging cord so I don’t have to worry how far away the outlet is. At 6-feet long, this one fits the bill.
This multi-angle aluminum stand is a great gift idea for your teen boy who loves watching video on their gadgets. It allows you to enjoy your favorite shows and more by setting it at the perfect viewing angle. It’s well constructed and very easy to use with nine viewing angles. The best part? It is compatible with all smartphones, tablets, and e-readers up to 10 inches.
Have you ever tried to watch Netflix in bed? Finally there is a tablet stand that is designed to lie in bed with or on the sofa. Designed to fit just about any tablet, it’s got bendy legs on it that allow you to position your tablet just right.
It’s hard multitasking when you are carrying your tablet or phone in your hand. This stand from ABoveTek has a rotating arm that allows you to position your tablet or phone in just about any orientation. The arm can swivel around in 360 degrees. Designed to hold both phones and tablets, this heavy duty stand is built so that it can support even a heavy tablet either in landscape or portrait mode.
The Magic Keyboard is the perfect companion for your 3rd or 4th Gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It delivers a natural typing experience, trackpad, USB-C charging for your iPad, backlit keys, and front and back protection. Its cantilever design allows for convenient adjustment your optimal viewing angle.
The Fitbit is the best known fitness tracker to track your physical activity on a daily basis and over time. Now you can wear one on your wrist with this smartwatch. He will want to track all his activity whether he is at the baseball game or with friends. It allows him to track everything from the amount of steps he has taken to how many calories he has burned. Managing your health and fitness couldn’t be any easier.
Now this is a Smart TV. This inexpensive HDTV has a Roku box built inside it, allowing you not only to watch TV but stream your favorite services on the web like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, Amazon, and more. Like the Roku box, the simple interface allows you to easily access your content. The best part? It’s dirt cheap.
The Surface Go 2 is the perfect companion for students who want the portability of a tablet and the versatility of a laptop. It’s an alternative to the iPad or iPad Air, but it still lacks the great apps taking advantage of the touch and Pen capabilites. It’s a 10.5-inch touchscreen device designed for the mainstream audience with a bigger screen and improved resolution. It’s perfect for every day tasks — web surfing, email, social networking, homework and more. It supports a Pen accessory (sold separately) as you would expect. It sports a beefier Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y/Intel Core m3 processor, 4/8GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The Intel Core m3 coupled with 8GB of RAM will deliver superior performance. It can be rapidly charged to 80% in under 1.5 hours. Pair it with a Type Cover for a full computing experience.
Microsoft’s next iteration in the Surface Pro line has been redesigned from the ground up. With a 10th-gen Intel processor, it’s now faster than ever and delivers laptop-grade performance. Battery life can vary up to 8 hours, depending on your activity. It’s one of the most versatile laptops on the market with uncompromised mobility, weighing in at 1.6 pounds. Unlike the iPad, it’s a full-fledged laptop and tablet in one with full Windows 10 Home OS. The build quality is solid and the 12.3-inch display looks stunning. The optional Type Cover keyboard is a must if you’re using it as a laptop replacement. It’s still the best detachable keyboard on the market. Thanks to its full Windows 10 OS, it’s still a better laptop alternative than the iPad Pro. It’s a great tech gift for your teenage son.
With 3 different modes, this rechargeable electric toothbrush from Oral-B gets your teeth much cleaner than an ordinary brush. The simple to use one touch button interface makes it easy to operate. It has a built in pressure sensor and timer to ensure that you are not applying too much pressure or brushing too long.
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!
Always wished you could be on James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke? Well, now’s your chance to shine in the spotlight with Carpool Karoke: The Mic inspired by The Late Late Show. Connect the microphone to your car’s radio and belt out your favorite tunes! Sorry drivers — this one’s only for passengers!
Presently, the best Android tablet on the market is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Samsung claims that it’s the thinnest and lightest tablet. This beauty has to be seen to be believed. About the size of a standard magazine, it’s even thinner than the iPad. Just like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab is available in a 10.5-inch screen. In terms of specs, the Galaxy Tab S6 competes head-to-head against the iPad while delivering outstanding value. With up to 15 hours of battery life, you benefit from all-day fun. It’s a great lower alternative to the iPad Pro with an S Pen included if you’re on a budget.
Start something magical with the Apple Pencil for your iPad Pro. This is the creative tool you need to bring your creative vision to life. The Apple Pencil delivers the precision you need and responds appropriately when applying pressure to create a variety of artisitic effects.
Cutting the cord just got easier. Does she love watching movies? Apple TV is a great gift idea. It features Siri which makes it easier than ever to use. From movies to TV shows and games, there’s so much amazing content that tweens won’t be able to wait to dive into on the App Store. Choose from 32GB or 64GB varieties.
The new Apple Watches are out so that means the price of the previous generation has dropped. Fitbits are great for tracking your exercise, but an Apple Watch can do so much more. It’s definitely very spendy like all Apple products. In addition to tracking your fitness, it allows you to receive notifications, monitor your heart rate, and use a variety of third-party applications all from your wrist.
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.
Inspired by the popular Nintendo franchise Mario Kart, the Mario Kart Racers line from Jakks Pacific features some of your beloved Nintendo characters like Mario, Luigi, Shy Guy, and Yoshi driving their iconic karts from the video game. Imagine recreating the Mario Kart action in real life with this fantastic series.
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.
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!
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.
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.