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Bicycles and building blocks this holiday season? Not when these cool tech toys are available. Check out our top five picks of the best tech toys for kids for the 2019 holiday season.
Get right to the gifts
- DropMix Music Gaming System
- UE ROLL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Nintendo Switch
- 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen Set
- Nintendo Labo – Variety Kit
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DropMix Music Gaming System
From the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central
DropMix Music Gaming System brings out the inner DJ in players with mix and match cards featuring clips from today’s top artists. Play for fun in Freestyle mode, challenge others to a 1-1 Clash battle or make some noise with up to four players in Party mode. Boost the playlist potential with add-on card packs for rock, hip-hop, electronica and more sold separately.
UE ROLL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Big sound from a sleek, waterproof speaker
Sure, you may not consider what kids listen to nowadays to be “music,” but if they enjoy it, why not give them a better way to listen? The Ultimate Ears UE ROLL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker delivers up to 85 dBA of high-quality sound with a wide frequency range suitable for all music genres. Best of all, it’s built for on-the-go, so they can take their tunes with them to their room, to the pool or anywhere worthy of a music backdrop, earning it praise as the “Most Portable” bluetooth speaker from Reviews.com.
Hours of competitive, family-friendly fun
It was one of the top gifts for 2017 and 2018, and is poised to be one of the best-selling tech toys for kids again in 2019. With popular games like Mario Kart 8, Fortnite and Super Mario Party, the Nintendo Switch offers fun and entertainment for a single player or the whole family. And since the detachable handheld remote lets you game on the go, the fun never has to end (until bedtime, that is).
3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen Set
Add another dimension to drawing
For the young artist, the 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen Set lifts any doodle from the page, transforming it into a 3D work of art. Easy and safe to use, the 3Doodler comes with 75 doodle filaments featuring 15 different colors and a guide pack to get you started. Design your own 3D doodle or browse the 3Doodler stencil catalog for inspiration and templates of snowflakes, dragons, even mini-models of the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge!
Nintendo Labo – Variety Kit
A gaming and building experience unlike any other
Named one of the “best robot kits for kids” by digitaltrends.com, the Nintendo Labo introduces kids to the world of robotics via building simple devices compatible with the Nintendo Switch. The Variety Kit comes with five different Toy-Con projects: two cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. It’s a perfect gift for the kid on your list who already owns a Nintendo Switch, or as a complementary gift to the Switch they’ll be getting this holiday season.
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