Top 10 Cool Gadgets for Kids

Yes, it’s fast approaching Christmas and with an Internet full of cool gadgets for kids, it can be borderline impossible to find just the right one. Whether you are looking for a gadget to foster a passion or interest in science and technology, or you want a toy that is going to get your kids out and about, there is something here to cover every base.

10 Cool Gadgets for Kids!

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1. Sphero

Cool Gadgets for Kids - Sphero

The definition of a cool gadget, Sphero is one of smartest, yet simplest robots created for kids. Whether it’s being used to play games, mess around or even learn programming, this brainy ball is a heap of geeky fun. Check out the video here to see just how cool this little robot can be.

 

2. RC Quadcopter with Camera

RC Quadcopter with Camera

I never thought I’d see the day when ‘drones’ were the number one Christmas gift for kids. The RC Quadcopter has a whole heap of features, including a camera to record and playback flights (it really is amazing), while remaining very affordable compared to some of the advanced drone equipment.

 

3. LEGO Minecraft

LEGO Minecraft

Yes Minecraft may be the most popular game that has ever been invented, but if you’re looking to get your kids away from the screen, then LEGO Minecraft might just be the ticket. Harness the enthusiasm and fun of the video game and get your kids creating in the real world.

 

4. Anki DRIVE Smart Robot Car Racing Game

If there was any question whether slot-cars were a toy of the past, then ANKI Robot Car Racing has completely blown that out of the water. The ultimate of the cool gadgets for kids, this immersive system brings the excitement and fiction of video games into the living room in a blazing trail of fun and fury.

 

5. Snap Circuits Physics Kit

Snap Circuits Physics Kit

Snap Circuits have been topping the gift list for educational and science toys for years. The type of gadget that can turn play into a hobby or even a career, these electronics kits offer endless projects and fun. Whether your child is an eager engineer or just starting out, this little kit could spark a lifelong love of electronics and making.

 

6. Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard

Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard

One of the younger cool gadgets for kids, this dinosaur toy with a bit more bite not only roars when it detects motion or movement in the room, it also doubles as a dino-projector. With 24 realistic dinosaur images and 5 different roar sounds, this is the pick if your child has a severe case of dino-fever.

 

7. Syma RC Helicopter

Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter

So a drone may be a little bit overkill for some kids. Well there are some very affordable alternatives that are just as much fun, and a little less straining on the wallet. While there are a lot of different types to choose from, the Syma Remote Control Helicopter is the top seller and has been for a good while.

 

8. Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit

Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit

Cool gadgets for kids don’t all have to be of the electronic variety. The Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit is a great way to get your kids creating and out and about in the fresh air. A lot cheaper than the remote control variety, these paper plane are fun to build and a lot less devastating to get stuck in trees.

 

9. LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

It would not be a list of gadgets without a computer, but this laptop is a little different to the one sitting on your desk at work. The LeapFrog My Own Leaptop has been created for children aged 3 and up,  and lets your kids send and receive pretend emails, learn letters and animal names, and sing along with songs and melodies.

 

10. Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

The final of the cool gadgets for kids is a tablet. And in my opinion (and many of our readers), the best tablet option for kids. The Kindle Fire is a considerably cheaper tablet than the iPad and many Android options, but does not compromise on functionality. On top of this, the Fire HD Kids Edition includes numerous features specifically designed to make the device perfect for children (as well as a 2 year guarantee!).

 

What cool gadgets for kids would you recommend? Leave a link and description in the comments below!

 

Feature image adapted from image courtesy of Flickr, procsilas.

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