Christmas Is right around the corner yet again and the time has come to think about what you will be getting the children in your life for Christmas. Almost every kid nowadays loves technology and there is so much to choose from. I have written a short list of the best gadgets for kids to help you determine what is going to be hot this year.
NINTENDO DSI XL
The Nintendo DSi is quite possibly the best tech gift for kids. It is an amazing gaming system from Nintendo that is easy to use and for the most part is very kid friendly. Nintendo really is a family gaming company and there are very few games available for the DSi that are not suitable for children. There are different models you can purchase, but the best of them is the DSi XL. It has an extra-large screen, two built in cameras a music player and you can surf the web on it. Take all of that and add to it one of the largest gaming libraries available on any hand held gaming unit and you will have a sure fire hit on your hands. This gadget is available from many retailers for $169.99.
I featured the Microsoft Kinect on my list of best tech gifts for him and I am also going to place it here on the list of best tech gifts for kids. The Microsoft Kinect Is an amazing piece of technology that is suitable for the whole family. The Microsoft Kinect allows users to play video games and control the Xbox 360 console without using anything but your body and voice. You can buy Kinect as part of a bundle that comes complete with the new sleek Xbox 360, the Kinect sensor and Kinect Adventures. Starting price is just $299. Alternatively, if you already have an Xbox 360 you can just purchase the Kinect with Kinect Adventures for $149. This will be one of the best gadget gifts for kids.
THE NEW IPOD NANO
Do your children like music but are not quite ready for an IPod Touch? Then the IPod Nano would be perfect. The IPod Nano has been completely overhauled which is why it has made my list of best tech gifts for kids. The IPod Nano Features a touch screen much like the IPod Touch, is smaller and lighter than previous versions and packs all of the best features from the IPod Touch’s’ music player, without having all of the unfriendly, more adult themed content that can be accessed on the IPod Touch. It has the Genius Feature which looks at what music you are listening and will create playlists for you. It has a built in FM radio, Fitness features and has access to the ITunes store. There are 2 versions of the Nano, an 8 GB for $149 and a 16 GB for $179.
V-READER ANIMATED E-BOOK SYSTEM
Vtech has been creating great learning technology for the younger generation for a long time now, and they have hit the ball out of the park with this e-Reader. With the huge success of the Kindle for adults, the V-Reader takes the same idea and puts it in an attractive package that is excellent for children. Whether you child can already read or is just starting to read, The V-Reader from Vtech is a great gadget gift for kids. There is a huge library of books that can be purchased already, and your child can read by themselves or with help from the system. The books are also animated. The V-Reader is rated ages 3 and up and is available for $54.99
FLIP MINO HD VIDEO CAMCORDER
I do not think I have ever met a child who is not creative. What better way is there for a child to express themselves and be creative than with a camcorder? The Mino HD Camcorder from Flip is an excellent way for your child to create memories and capture all of their antics, and then easily share them with their family and friends. The Mino is a full HD camcorder that will record in 720p. They come in all kinds of designs that can be completely customized for your child and their likes and they can also take pictures just like a regular digital camera. There are 2 versions available, a 4 GB which will hold 1 hour of video or an 8 GB which will hold 2 hours of video. They are priced at $179 and $229. This would make an excellent gadget gift for kids.
All children love listening to music. We are in the IPod and MP3 era and children, as well as adults all love music. So why not buy your child a great pair of headphones that look and sound incredible. There are many different styles of headphones available but the best that Skullcandy make are over the ear headphones. They come in all different colors and designs that will let them express themselves not only through their music, but also by how they listen to their music. Designs range from pink and fluffy to Camo to having officially licensed NFL and NBA team logos. A pair of Skullcandy headphones would make a great gadget gift for kids. They love cool music, let them look cool listening to it. They are available starting at $49.95.
These are just a few ideas of what would be great gadget gifts for kids this holiday season.
Sources: Cnet.com, Amazon.com