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Tipster by WowWee

Product Review – Tipster by WowWee

Tipster is the first ever entry-level robot produced                              BeFunky_download (2).png
by WowWee. It has the ability to balance, spin, move
around, and tip, all by using various Tipster character
pieces and ladders. It is aimed for the 4 years old and
above market, and is said to be a very good toy for a
child’s cognitive development.

How Much?

WowWee has not released any information on the estimated selling price of Tipster once it is released during the third quarter of this year. Read the rest of this entry

TheO SmartBall

Product Review – TheO SmartBall

TheO Ball is a kid-friendly smartphone accessory                              BeFunky_images.png
in the shape of an orange sphere where a smartphone
can be safely stuffed inside. Since it is made of
padded foam, both kids and smartphones will remain
protected as it gets tossed, thrown and bounced around
a lot.

How Much?

TheO Ball will be available at the price of $34.95, inclusive of the required apps.

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Sphero 2B

Product Review – Sphero 2B

Sphero 2B is the much-improved and more exciting                                                 BeFunky_download.png
sequel to Orbotix’s Sphero robotic sphere that can
be controlled using a smartphone. It is faster, edgier,
more customizable, more interactive, and offers a lot
more functionalities, which could only mean tons of fun
for everyone who gets to play with it.

How Much?

Slated for release this coming holiday season, the Sphero 2B is going to have a selling price of $99.00.

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Simon Swipe

Product Review – Simon Swipe

The Simon Swipe by Hasbro is a reinvention of the                                  BeFunky_download (6).png
old and classic memory game, Simon, with an updated
look and feel, and incorporating touch technology,
while retaining the original gameplay and concept
that made it a well-loved game by people of all ages.

How Much?

The Simon Swipe, which is set for release this summer, will have a retail price of $20.

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Sick Science! Kits

Product Review – Sick Science! Kits

The Sick Science! Kits is a collection of science-related                   BeFunky_download (4).png
experiments by Steve Spangler Science, which are fun,
engaging, and highly educational. Designed for kids,
these series of experiments is the perfect combination
of fun and learning, forever changing the way children
perceive science.

How Much?

Each Sick Science! Kit costs $14.99. However, if you purchase all 12 Sick Science! Kits, you can buy the whole lot for $149.99, which is equivalent to the cost of 10 kits, when purchases separately.

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PowerUp 3.0 RC Kit

Product Review – PowerUp 3.0 RC Kit

With the PowerUp 3.0 RC Kit, you can control and fly                               BeFunky_download (1).png
a paper airplane by using your smartphone. This is made
possible by the 3.0, with its durable carbon fiber frame,
working together with a folded paper airplane, Bluetooth
technology, and PowerUp’s flight control app.

How Much?

This smartphone controlled paper airplane conversion kit has a price of $49.99 and is expected to be available this August 2014.

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Ozobot

Product Review – Ozobot

Ozobot is a tiny robot, measuring 1 inch in height                                  BeFunky_download.png
and diameter, which comes with a photo sensor array
for recognition of patterns, lights, colors, and codes,
an automatic detection functionality for physical and
digital playing surfaces, and color sensing technology.

How Much?

The Ozobot, inclusive of four apps, will be available for $59.95, and available in two colors: Snow White and Titanium Black.

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Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera

Product Review – Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera

Finally, a camera that you will feel comfortable leaving                                 BeFunky_download (14).png
in the hands of your kids! The Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko
HD Camera is a light, compact, and stylish digital camera
that is packed with a lot of features that are all designed
with a child user in mind. This wearable camera can be worn
by children and can survive rough handling by even the most
active young users.

How Much?

The Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera costs $59.99.

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MOSS Build Robots

Product Review – MOSS Build Robots

MOSS is the latest robotic building toy from Modular                        BeFunky_download (11).png
Robotics, makers of the hugely popular Cubelets. It
is composed of cubes with sensors, and input-output
mechanisms, offering a lot of flexibility and letting
users create robots in a fun and easy way!

How Much?

MOSS Build Robots, which are expected to be available for retail on April or May 2014, costs $150 for the 14-module Basic Kit, and $480 for the Advanced Builder Kit.

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MiP Dancing Robots

Product Review – MiP Dancing Robots

The MiP Dancing Robots are not your usual toy robots.                           BeFunky_download (7).png
They have unique dual wheels for legs, have a great
balancing ability, can be controlled by using hand
gestures, and can perform various tasks such as dancing,
boxing, battling, stacking, tracking, roaming, and even
delivering items placed on a tray.

How Much?

Each set of MiP Dancing Robots, including a stand and an attachable tray, costs $99.99. When shipped from the UK, however, it costs $119.99, inclusive of shipping fee to the US.

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