10 gadgets for kids that’ll make you wish you were 10 again
When you compare the toys you had when you were 10 to the toys around today, you’ll see the world has changed. Technology is becoming the most important part of everyday life, and that includes the toys with which our kids play. There are toys that are cool, toys that can teach and toys that can make us wish we were 10 again. Today, I want to show you those impressive toys that will make you think: “Oh, man, why am I not 10?!”
Classic Match Foosball game
Foosball is the table game from our childhood, but often we could only watch it; your average foosball table is too high for a child to see over. Thanks to this gadget, adult-sized foosball tables aren’t a problem.
This awesome foosball table is made from two things: an iPad and a foosball stand. The stand looks like a table with four rods on each side. All you have to do is stick an iPad on it. Yes, it’s that easy to spin the rods and play virtual foosball!
Dino-Lite AM2111 handheld 0.3 MP digital microscope
There were chemistry sets on the market when we were young, but this digital microscope is a step up. It’s the perfect present for a kid who’s a scientist-in-the-making, and it’ll make you want to be 10 again!
Anki Overdrive Battle and Race Robotic Supercars
Toy cars have always gone down well with children, but this one will make you truly envious of today’s 10-year-olds. What makes it so special? Well, for starters, you can make eight racetracks instead of one. Plus, you’re controlling the cars with an app downloaded directly to your smartphone. Oh, and the track is magnetic, which makes the assembly super-fast. How’s that for mind-blowing?!
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Robot Buzzbot & Muttbot Robotics Kit
When we were kids, we could see robots in our imaginations or in the movies. Well, the kids of today can make their own robots with this awesome robotic kit.
The toy doesn’t just look like a robot; it has 270 snap-together parts that allow the robot to walk, turn its legs and impress you with the second it’s switched on. The assembly is simple – all you need to do is download the guide onto your smartphone and look up the instructions.
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid
Before I say anything, I have a sudden urge to emphasize that I am talking about the most popular droid from Star Wars, which featured heavily when we were growing up. R2-D2 has finally got its toy; a special robot made by Sphero.
The droid sounds just like R2 – it makes all those BEEP and BOOP sounds, just like the real thing! It can also move around your room and rotate its head. It has a few other tricks, but I’ll leave you to find those out for yourself.
Osmo Genius Kit
The Osmo Genius Kit is an educational gadget that works with your iPad. The stand puts the iPad in the upright position and the camera on the iPad records what your child is doing on the table. The game is filled with challenges that help your child to improve certain skills. For example, spelling words, tracing pictures or making different shapes. This game will keep your children entertained for hours, as it would you if you were 10 again.
Dino is one of the cutest dinosaurs on the planet and it’s also an educational toy. It can talk, ask questions, tell jokes and teach your kid different things. In short, it’ll become your child’s best friend. If your kid has a brain like a sponge – curious with the desire to learn – Dino is a great buy.
Code-a-Pillar is a toy made for smaller kids, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find it impressive. It’s a little, motorised caterpillar with a body made from different parts. Each part is programmed to move the caterpillar in a certain direction. By playing around with the different parts, your kid can change the way the caterpillar moves. Sounds pretty cool, right?
When we were kids, we tortured our parents with concerts performed in our living rooms. Up we got on the sofa, with remote controls in hand instead of microphones.
Well, today’s kids have a much simpler solution. This selfie stick turns into a microphone to become a real karaoke system. Perform any hit that takes your fancy with a real microphone. All you need to do is attach the phone to the stick and read the lyrics from the screen.
SoundMoovz Musical Bandz
These bands are a perfect combination of the SelfieMic because they produce sound when you move. If you don’t want to wear them on your arms, you can put them on your ankles and release your inner musician.
Can you imagine the spectacle you could make for your parents in the living room? I know I can and it would be awesome! At least for me, I am not sure about the parents.
So, what do you think, do you want to be 10 again?
The author of this guest post is Mark, a foosball player and a blogger who writes about foosball. During his free time, Mark writes articles about everything related to foosball to fill his blog with useful and interesting information. The name of the blog is Foosball Zone and you can check it out here: www.foosballzone.com/foosball-table