Tech Toys that Won’t Break the Bank on CBS Columbus

You don’t have to break the bank to get some fun tech toys this holiday season. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Columbus to show off some fun and affordable tech toys for the holidays. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


AIR HOGS SUPERNOVA (SPIN MASTER)

  • Control the Air Hogs Supernova drone with the power of your hands
  • Master more than 30 moves and nine Super Tricks, perfecting maneuvers that range from simple to complex.
  • Equipped with an intelligent on-board system, it has five motion sensitive sensors and an interactive LED light core that responds and reacts to you.
  • With a few waves of your hands, different combinations of gestures will let you perform amazing tricks.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

KIIPIX (TOMY)

  • KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
  • KiiPix requires no special app or battery.
  • Place your smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
  • KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display.
  • The printer is available in three colors: pink, blue, or black.
  • Film is sold separately.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Paper Source, Scheels, tomy.com

VOICE ORIGINALS: WHEN IN ROME (SENSIBLE OBJECT)

  • Voice Originals: When in Rome is a travel trivia board game that connects to Alexa for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
  • To play, set up the board and open the When In Rome Alexa Skill on your smart speaker or app, divide into two teams, and the game begins.
  • Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score, and immerses you in the world of the game.
  • With When In Rome, Alexa will fly you around the world to the 20 different cities on the map, where you’ll be introduced to real recorded locals who ask questions about the city’s music, culture, food, customs, landmarks, and more.
  • Alexa also keeps score and remembers what questions you’ve been asked and is always ready to throw a new one at you!
  • Requires Amazon Alexa device, sold separately.
  • Ages:  13+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE (HASBRO)

  • Battle like Iron Man with the Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience!
  • This movie-inspired mask features a new experience from Hasbro that combines iconic role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology.
  • Download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the super hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes.
  • The set includes AR mask, AR goggles, gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone.
  • The Hero Vision app is available in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: major retailers, HasbroToyShop.com

REALLY RAD ROBOTS MIBRO (MOOSE TOYS)

  • MiBro, is every kids’ robot partner in fun—the robotic buddy who’s got their back!
  • Take control of MiBro through his Really Rad Remote.
  • With MiBro, kids can play, prank, spy and command.
  • Kids can also speak through him via the remote or put him into stealth mode to be an undercover agent and listen in.
  • MiBro is full of smart talking phrases and sounds, and kids can enjoy with his range of awesome.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

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