Top 10 Tech Christmas Gifts For Kids!
Christmas is fast approaching! If you were able to snag some of the Black Friday deals you were very smart, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great tech Christmas gifts that you can still grab in time for the holidays!
In this article, you’ll learn about our Top 10 Tech Christmas Gifts for Kids! These are awesome gifts that we are sure your kids will enjoy.
10. DropMix Music Gaming System
DropMix lets you play music like never before! This fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to collect, discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends (up to 4 players) and create unexpected song mixes! Keep the music pumping with 3 ways to play: Freestyle, Clash, and Party.
DropMix is a music mixing game unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Every card you drop activates a track, and every track blends seamlessly with others to create incredible sounding mixes. With cards featuring artists in genres from electronic music to hip-hop, and millions of possible combinations, every play you make amps up the mix to new levels.
The DropMix Music Gaming System includes the DropMix board and 60 DropMix cards including top artists: Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Disturbed, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sam Hunt, Sia, The Weeknd, and more. Look for Discover Packs and Playlist Packs to expand the mix possibilities with more DropMix cards!
DropMix is recommended for teenagers 16+ older (for music lyric reasons). We think this is a great game that kids who love music can enjoy playing with friends! I personally love music and DJ a little in my free time so this game immediately caught my attention!BUY ON AMAZON
9. Osmo Genius Kit
Meet Osmo, the award-winning game system that uses proprietary technology to combine play with hands-on learning. The Genius Kit includes five great games (Masterpiece, Numbers, Words, Tangram, and Newton). Kids play at drawing, math, word, and visual challenges in front of the iPad, Osmo “sees” their real-world handiwork and responds with on-screen encouragement, guidance, and giggles. Works with iPad Pro 9.7 inch, all iPad Mini, all iPad Air, all iPad 2 & up.
- Transform a photo or gallery image into easy-to-draw lines. Draw to perfection. Then share a magical time-lapse video of your creation!
- Add, count & multiply tiles to pop the number bubbles. Popping enough will free fish & unleash a lightning storm! Learn to be the numbers master.
- Arrange Tangram pieces to match on-screen puzzles that get more difficult after each victory. Play alone or challenge a friend!
- Guess and spell the on-screen image. Challenge a friend in this lightning-fast word scramble.
- Solve physics puzzles by drawing lines on paper or placing objects, like a pen or a toy dinosaur, in front of the screen.
The Osmo game system is ideal for younger children. It’s a great concept with really impressive features that will keep your children’s mind engaged and help with development and learning. We see it as a great way to promote learning and fun at the same time!
8. Anki Overdrive
These aren’t just cars; they’re robots programmed for battle and controlled with your mobile device. Each Supercar is loaded with cutting-edge features, including an optical sensor, dedicated 50MHz CPU, and two high performance motors for precision maneuvering with one-millimeter accuracy.
Challenge friends or fight AI opponents that learn and adapt to your tactics to better hunt you down. You can customize Supercars with weapons and build-outs, and compete in a variety of modes like: Battle, Race, Time Trial, and King of the Hill. The more you play, the more upgrades you earn.
Connect the durable magnetic track pieces in seconds to build one of eight unique battle tracks. The Anki OVERDRIVE app on your mobile device automatically connects your Supercars and teaches you the game, so you can start racing immediately. Each player must have a compatible iOS or Android device with Wifi enabled.
With continuous software updates and accessory add-ons, the gameplay always stays fresh. You can customize weapons, add expansion cars and Supertrucks, and build jumps and curves into your track for a whole new challenge.
For the kids who love cars, RC cars, or any other type of cars, the Overdrive kit is awesome for boys of all ages. Have fun as a family building tracks, racing, and battling!
7. Lego Make Your Own Movie
Bring your LEGO minifigures to life with this beginner-friendly guide to stop-motion animation. Ten ‘Mini Movies’ walk you through using your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions.
Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six minifigure heads, and more! Plus, learn the tricks of the trade as you dive into more advanced skills, such as lighting, sound effects, and camera angles.
This is a really fun and unique concept that we think is really great for creative kids who enjoy watching movies or making their own movies or drawings. With these tips and tricks, every movie you make is guaranteed to be a successful smash hit.
6. Amazon Fire 7
Fast and responsive
The fast quad-core processor consists of four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance. Plus, Fire 7 now offers dual-band Wi-Fi with support for more Wi-Fi networks and better network performance.
No more worrying about storage space
Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card to keep your photos, movies, and compatible apps and games with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.
Capture life’s moments
Fire 7 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or recording 720p HD video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.
Crisp and vivid 7” IPS display
Fire 7 features a 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi for a bright display with vivid colors and whiter whites for a great viewing experience from all angles. Compared to the previous generation, Fire 7 features an improved display that provides higher contrast and sharper text.
Power when you need it
With up to 8 hours of mixed use battery life, Fire tablet gives you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.
Stands up to everyday life
Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire 7 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).
5. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot
Charged and ready to play out of the box, Dash is a real robot that makes learning to code fun for kids. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot your child always dreamed of having. Dash presents your kids with hundreds of projects, challenges and puzzles as well as endless possibilities for freeform plays. Dash works with 5 free mobile apps for your Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices.
Five Great Things about Dash
- Dash is a real robot for children ages 6+ that makes learning to code fun for kids.
- Using the free Apple, Android or Kindle Fire mobile apps to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to your child’s voice.
- Dash presents your kids with hundreds of projects, challenges, and puzzles as well as endless possibilities for freeform play.
- Dash also helps your child develop patience and build problem solving skills.
- Dash is used in over 10,000 schools today and expanding rapidly.
Dash is a really fun and engaging robot for kids or young teens!
4. Anki Cozmo
Cozmo’s a supercomputer and loyal sidekick all at once. Thanks to artificial intelligence, Cozmo can express hundreds of emotions. From curious to clever, persistent to playful, he has personality x 10. He knows your name, face, and quirks. And best of all, he continues to evolve the more you hang out.
Cozmo is made of 300+ parts that create one super smart, super entertaining robot. He doesn’t just move; he gets curious and explores. He doesn’t just learn; he plots and plans. He doesn’t just see you; he gets to know you. Also, Cozmo is equipped with Code Lab, the perfect platform for new coders. Simply drag and drop a few blocks and you’ll see Cozmo act out your creation.
Cozmo is a game-playing machine. Literally. Whether lifting his Power Cubes or challenging you to games like Quick Tap and Keepaway, he’s always up for action. And in Explorer Mode, Cozmo lets you guide him through his environment to see what he sees — day or night. Cozmo’s skills and games are constantly updating, so the fun never runs out.
Cozmo is way easier than you’d think and tougher than he looks. There are no parts to put together, and all you need is a compatible iOS or Android device and the free Cozmo app. Things like security and durability have all been rigorously tested.
Cozmo is one of the hottest robots for Christmas 2017 for older kids and teens!
3. Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid
R2-D2 is an Astromech Droid from a galaxy far, far away and has been brought to life like never before. The specialized tech in this Sphero App-Enabled Droid makes it as authentic as the trusty R2-D2 you’ve come to know and love.
Control this iconic Droid with your smart device, complete with sounds and bright LEDs, and see R2-D2’s front leg retract to go from driving to waddling – just like on screen. Explore holographic environments like the Millennium Falcon and Obi-Wan’s House, and immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy.
Drive & Patrol
Control your Droid with your smart device or Force Band or let it patrol on its own.
Use the Sphero Edu App to learn to program 3 different ways with R2-D2 and complete STEM activities.
Watch with Me
R2-D2 will react to movies from the Star Wars saga as you watch.
Animations in the app show off R2-D2’s personality.
With the new Star Wars The Last Jedi movie coming out this Christmas, we are certain that this R2-D2 droid will be a major hit among the kids out there! I remember when my R2-D2 as a kid was a tape player! Now look what he can do!
2. Nintendo Switch
Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.
Home Gaming System
At home the main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room.
Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. By sharing Joy-Con, players can go head-to-head while away from home. You can also enjoy the same great games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up.
New Play Styles
Remove the detachable Joy-Con from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles:
- One player can use a Joy-Con in each hand
- Two players can each take one
- Multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options (additional Joy-Con sold separately)
- Slip a set of Joy-Con into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Bring together up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for local face-to-face multiplayer.
The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest consoles of the year for kids and families. It works similar to a DS and Wii put together in one! There are a lot of kid friendly and family friendly games available as well!
1. BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
Built for Adventure
BB-8 is the loyal astromech droid of Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. The specially designed technology in this unique BB unit makes it invaluable to the Resistance. A trusted keeper of valuable information and a valiant ally, this Droid is full of features and will stop at nothing to complete its mission.
Control the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with your smart device and see it roll just like on screen. Complete with the new Droid Trainer accessory, explore holographic environments like the Resistance Cruiser, the Raddus, and immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy. BB-8 is more than a Droid – it’s a companion.
Drive & Patrol
Control your Droid with your smart device or Force Band or let it patrol on its own.
Watch With Me
BB-8 will react to movies from the Star Wars saga as you watch.
Use the Sphero Edu App to learn to program 3 different ways with BB-8 and complete STEM activities.
Droid to Droid Interaction
Watch BB-8 interact with other Sphero Star Wars Droids in different modes of play.
Like mentioned earlier, Star Wars is sure to be a hit this holiday season and everyone’s favorite droid will be the perfect gift for any child on Christmas day! You can’t go wrong here!
Amazons Toy Guide!
Amazon features a Toy Guide to help you with your holiday shopping! You can sort by ages, types of toys, and more to see what the hottest toys of the year are! Learn More right here!AMAZON TOY GUIDE