Shopping for the perfect birthday present for a kid can be harder than many might think. One of the biggest challenges is finding a high tech gift kids won’t kid tired of too quickly to justify spending the money. Here are seven outstanding ideas for fun, tech-based birthday gifts.
Glidecraft X300 Bluetooth Hoverboard
This is just one model of the many innovations and technological improvements Glidecraft has been making to the classic toy, the skateboard. It is also extremely durable, and it has a hard ABS outer body casing. Glidecraft offers many other variations of cutting edge toys perfect for a birthday present.
Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition
A standard Amazon Fire would not be as safe in the hands of a kid for a present as the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition. It is a well-equipped tablet, affordable and best of all, durable. Amazon offers an entire year of Free Time, so it will last until next year’s birthday. There is an impressive library of games, videos and kid’s books too.
Osmo is the ideal gift because it blends learning with fun. It accomplishes this by combining physical action with digital technology. One of the best things about Osmo is the price. For a high tech toy, it is only $80, which leaves some financial room for other gifts.
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Lego is a classic toy, and it has always been able to foster creativity without technology, but this new product is breaking all kinds of ground. It combines the science of robotics with Lego’s traditional creativity boosting appeal. One of the coolest features is being able to control constructed robots with smartphones.
Think of Ozobot as a physical game of Pac-Man. It is a robotic device kids are able to program to perform dances, slide across made-shift racetracks, find its way through a maze and move across all manner of physical surfaces. It is also another great learning based birthday gift because it teaches robotics and coding.
Learning to code can be a real chore many kids won’t find interesting or fun, but getting the Sphero 2.0 for their birthday might change their mind. It is can be programmed to do a number of cool tricks, and it is even able to have applications downloaded to it.
LeapPad Ultra 3
Amazon Fire has been turning out a number of high tech, potential birthday gifts. This gift is more suitable for younger children, but it will go great with their birthday cake. It is another toy focusing on learning and fun with a curated library full of games, reading material and a variety of other media.
These seven tech gifts all have a common theme. They focus on combining a lot of fun with learning a new skill. Maximize a birthday this year by combining learning and fun with a gift that won’t grow stale too quickly in the hungry brain of a kid.