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KURIO WATCH

This smartwatch features a camera, music player, activity tracker, mini-games, and more. Kids can connect watch to watch or to family members’ Android devices via Bluetooth. With the kid-safe messaging app, they can share voice… read more

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CODEGAMER

Kids can use the gamepad and four interchangeable sensor modules to play through a video game app on a tablet (not included). Kids will learn Arduino programming language as they solve puzzles in the game.

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CHIP

CHiP is the ultimate artificially intelligent robotic dog. It recognizes its master and responds to commands using the included wearable SmartBand. CHiP also responds to hand gestures and voice commands, and plays games with its… read more

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MEBO

This customizable robot is full of personality, and features a built-in HD camera, an articulated arm and gripping claw, two-way audio, and a microphone. Kids can control Mebo through an app, and access him remotely… read more

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MECCANO MECCASAUR

Kids can build this 3-foot-long interactive T-Rex. This prehistoric pet has a huge personality, and is programmable via the Meccabrain on its back. Kids can control its direction, attack, roar, and mood.

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SKY ROVER VOICE COMMAND DRONE

This drone responds to 12 voice commands when spoken through the included headset. Kids can say “take-off” and other commands and watch as the drone takes flight, changes direction, and performs 360-degree flips.

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BOSEBUILD SPEAKER CUBE

Kids can explore the science of sound by making their own Bose Bluetooth speaker. Then, they can personalize it with color-changing LED lights and custom covers. Pairs with any smart device to stream kids’ favorite… read more

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Terrific Tech Toys on NBC Chicago

We live in a technological age and our kids have access to some incredible technological toys. Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC Chicago to show off some of these great innovative toys.… read more

13 Best Tech Toys at CES

Today’s generation of kids is evolving. They can download apps before they know how to ride a bike, and can text before they know how to walk. Technology is a tremendous part of a kid’s play while growing… read more

Hot Tech Toys for the Holidays

With so many great toys out this season, it can be hard to choose the perfect gift for your kids. Toy Insider senior editor Ali Mierzejewski shared some of her top picks for fantastic holiday… read more