World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano

by Edwin

I just love the way that Hammacher tends to use superlative words in describing their goods, and this time around, we have what they deem to be the $79.95 World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano. Of course, I do not doubt them after seeing the size of that thing, which measures a whopping 10-feet in length, making it indisputably the largest dance-on piano around the globe. Boasting a 35’ square space, …

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Talk Back Mimicking Tomcat

by Edwin

When we were younger, we were told not to talk back to our elders, and this is one piece of advice that many a young ‘un seem to have forgotten about these days. “Talking back” is not always a bad thing though, as young children learning how to speak will always mimic those around them, which is where this $39.95 Talk Back Mimicking Tomcat comes in. The Talk Back Mimicking …

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Instant Geodesic Dome

by Edwin

Do you think that children these days tend to rely too much on modern day technology to keep them entertained? If you have answered in the affirmative, then surely you are part of the adult group who have asked your kids (or your nephews and nieces) to actually turn off the TV and console, and head towards the great outdoors to play, get some sunshine on their skin and basically …

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Roman Candle Fireball Blaster

by Edwin

Granted, before I chanced upon this piece of gadgetry from the mavens over at ThinkGeek, I had absolutely no idea what a Roman Candle was. Well, I guess you could say that I have been “enlightened” by reading up on it, where this $24.99 Roman Candle Fireball Blaster will allow you to experience all the wonders of a Roman Candle – in safety, of course. It will come with a …

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Handheld Talking Spelling Bee

by Edwin

“Are we there yet?” should be one of the most commonly heard questions for parents who tend to take their little ones out for road trips often, but thankfully over the years, there has been modifications and changes introduced to the world of mobile technology that has made such trips a whole lot more bearable. Take the Nintendo Game Boy for instance, that was a trailblazer to keep your little …

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Star Wars Darth Vader Force Glove

by Edwin

Don’t you sometimes wish that the world of science fiction might just cross over to our realm? Case in point, take Star Wars for example. I seriously wonder just how many people would join the Light Side of the Force if they had Force powers, considering how the Dark Side seems to be a whole lot more enticing with Force Lightning and Force Choke. Well, assuming the Force is strong …

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LeapFrog introduces LeapPad2 in a special Disney Princess bundle

by Edwin

LeapFrog has just announced their latest iteration of the LeapPad 2 tablet – where this particular puppy not only comes in pink and green shades, but for those fathers and grandfathers who love nothing better than to dote on their precious daughters and granddaughters, there is also a special Disney Princess bundle for you to look into. Just what kind of technological wizardry does the LeapFrog LeapPad 2 carry? For …

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5 of the Coolest Kids Tablets

by Al

Barbie Fashion tablet

While most tablets tend to target the male demographic, here is something just for the pink loving princess in your life. I am talking about the Barbie Fashion tablet from Oregon Scientific here, where it has less practicality and functionality than being a fashion icon for the little girl in your life. Similar to the craze surrounding Hello Kitty products, Barbie, being an international fashion icon, has her very own tablet that certainly abhors all things high tech, as it lacks even the most basic necessity these days – a color LCD display. At least the monochrome LCD display is touch sensitive, and it comes with a stylus in addition to a range of learning activities like writing, drawing, music making, vocabulary building, sequencing, and memorizing amongst others.

There is a range of themes that accompany the Barbie Fashion tablet including fashion, design, pets, and parties, not to mention handwriting recognition. Seems to be more of a gift for collectors and fans of Barbie rather than having it being a functional, working tablet, but you cannot really complain much at $49.95.

Full specs over at Oregon Scientific and also available (cheaper) from Amazon.com


Nabi 2 tablet

“Power…unlimited power!” Or so the saying goes when Palpatine announced his identity to Jedi Master Mace Windu through a blast of Force Lightning, after Anakin Skywalker intervened by cutting of Mace’s saber hand. Well, the same can be applied to the tablet market – specifically for little ones out there. The Nabi 2 tablet as it is called is one device that you are able to give to your kids who want to imitate their parents who own “real” tablets. The Nabi 2 allows your little one to play and learn in a meaningful manner, and while the $199 price tag clearly makes this one of the more expensive tablets in the market – even for kids. Basically, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys, so the amount of money you “invest” into the Nabi 2 would clearly reflect in the device that your kid finally holds in his or her hands, where it sports a 7″ capacitive display at 1,024 x 600 resolution, powered by the Tegra 3 processor and accompanied by 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, a 2-megapixel camera with 720p resolution recording capability, a mini HDMI output, USB 2.0, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.


LeapFrog LeapsterGS tablet

Here is a tablet that you might want to consider getting for your little one if you want to stretch your budget by a whole lot – especially when you hand over a Benjamin for the LeapFrog LeapsterGS, and you will receive $30 in change, thanks to the $69.99 price point slapped onto the LeapFrog LeapsterGS. Targeting the edutainment (education and entertainment) niche, the LeapFrog LeapsterGS will also feature an integrated camera with video recording capability, not to mention throwing in a motion sensor. Not only that, there is also a fair amount of software and apps in its digital library so that your kids are able to get started off on the right footing. Underneath the hood lies a LF 2000 processor that is accompanied by a kid-friendly multi-button controls to help the LeapsterGS being able to engage with little ones better. Specially designed to work with kids aged from 4 to 9 years, you can always choose to purchase additional software and apps through downloads at $5 a pop, although game cartridges will cost more at $24.99.

Further info oover on Leapfrog, also available at Amazon.com.


Archos Child Pad 2

The little ones in your home would definitely want to own a tablet to emulate their dad and mom at work, so here is something from Archos that you might want to consider. The Archos Child Pad 2 will come with a capacitive touchscreen display which is different from its predecessor, the original Child Pad. The price point remains the same at $129 though, which is a good thing. We are looking at 1GB RAM in addition to a 1GHz processor underneath the hood, not to mention being able to access the Kids App Store. Not only that, Archos has also made sure that your kids will not be able to access websites that you do not want them to have a peep – and this is made possible thanks to the inclusion of parental controls. The Archos Child Pad 2 will be powered by the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so you can be sure that you are able to get some Angry Birds action going on.

Archos Child Pad on Amazon.com.


Genius Kids Designer II tablet

Not all tablets are created equal, and I guess you can apply that particular saying to the Genius Kids Designer II. This is a graphics tablet which has been specially built up by Genius to be able to help accelerate the learning as well as assist kids in unleashing their creative potential. Just make sure your little ones are aged from 3 to 8 years old in order to wring the most out of the Genius Kids Designer II. The Genius Kids Designer II will be different from other Android-powered tablets with a custom interface located right on top of it, as it will have its fair share of software pre-installed. Kids being kids, surely all work and no play would make them a dull person, which is why Genius decided to throw in 15 games right out of the box with a wide range of difficulty levels, sporting a large 5”x8” display for your little one to interact with. Other features include large volume controls that can be accessed easily, and there is a cordless stylus for your little one to draw or paint with on the tablet’s display. The asking price for the Genius Kids Designer II? $64.99 a pop.

Genius Kids Designer 2 and again available over at Amazon.com

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