Adults are all about getting the hottest new technology for the holidays, and kids don’t want to feel left out. To help us find the perfect kid-friendly gadgets, Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski brought some of the year’s top tech toys to WXIA Atlanta. With these great toys, your children won’t ever ask for your iPad again. It will be the adults’ turn to wait in line for some tech time this season!

VTech Kidizoom WatchKidizoom Smartwatch DX (VTech)

  • Stay organized and ready for your day with the Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX.
  • Keep the splash- and sweat-proof watch on in every environment, referencing the 3D face to tell the time.
  • Choose from over 50 different clock designs, or access the Learning Lodge for more downloadable options.
  • A calendar, alarm, timer and calculator all stay at the ready on your wrist.
  • Bored on your travels? Play the eight different games and keep the battery charged by plugging the device in with the included cable.
  • The watch features the capability to take photos and videos, so you can capture epic moments wherever you go and save them to share later with friends and family.
  • Add photo effects, frames and filters to your pictures
  • Enough memory to hold hours of video and tons of picture!
  • Ages: 3-10
  • MSRP: $64.99


kuriosmart_blue_kdinteractive_01Kurio Smart Windows Tablet (KD Interactive)

  • Kurio Smart, the tablet for students, is the first Windows device from KD Interactive.
  • This 2-in-1 tablet computer is designed with young scholars in mind, taking them from homework to play.
  • Combining the best of both productivity and fun, this sleek, lightweight and portable Windows tablet-and-laptop-in-one has a 9” touch screen and includes a detachable keyboard.
  • A great first computer and educational took, Kurio Smart is perfect for writing papers, reading e-books, studying, and safely browsing the web.
  • It is also packed with free educational and entertainment content, so it’s ready to go right out of the box.
  • Kurio Smart comes preloaded with more than 40 apps and games (a $200 value), having kids running, jumping, and even dancing.
  • Kids can take photos and videos, stream music and videos from Spotify, YouTube Kids, Netflix, Skype, and stay connected with kid-safe email. Parents can access hundreds of thousands of more apps through the Windows Store.
  • The Smart comes with powerful parental controls.
  • Initial units will ship with Windows 8.1 OS (users can easily upgrade to Windows 10) and a free year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal; units produced after September will come with Windows 10 and the new Microsoft Office Mobile apps.
  • Additional tech specs: Quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 32GB of built-in storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, micro USB port and micro HDMI port, which allows Kurio Smart to be connected to a TV.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $199.99

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot (Spin Master)SpinMaster.MeccanoidLifstyle

  • Design and control the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot for unlimited interactive fun!
  • The robot features 600 parts that enable you to create multiple designs, with six motors that control the head, arms, and feet for realistic movement.
  • Use the Learned Intelligent Movement programming mode to record and play robotic arm movements, or have your own movements tracked and mirrored.
  • The LED lights can change into more than 500 different colors as MeccaNoid tells jokes, phrases and facts, relays black birthdays and names, starts conversations and asks questions, while responding to pre-programmed and an unlimited amount of recorded voice commands.
  • Download the free MeccaNoid app to control movements from your phone with the Rag Doll Avatar for never-ending entertainment.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $179.99

MiPosaur,nobackgroundMiPosaur (WowWee)

  • The MiPosaur is a highly intelligent robotic creature with an incredible, evolving intelligence and personality.
  • It can sense its own surroundings and environment, and interact with them in a unique and lifelike way.
  • In addition to featuring GestureSense technology that lets you control it with the swipe of your hand, the MiPosaur has sturdy MIP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum, created with the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab) balance and comes with an interactive TrackBall equipped with BeaconSense technology.
  • With it, the MiPosaur can chase the trackball, play with it, guard it, as well as alter its moods depending on the various interactions.
  • The MiPosaur is fully interactive with the MiP robot and a BLE enabled app, compatible with both iOS and Android smart devices, and will feature exciting and engaging games.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $119.99