Kids of today are lucky enough to have a wide range of toys and gadgets to engage and play with. Even better, they now have the luxury of smartphone-controlled toys, too.
Today, giffgaff brings you the five top kids’ tech toys, all of which can be cleverly controlled by a smartphone. Playtime just got a whole lot cooler…
DBPower UDI 818A Drone - Ages 14+
Drones have become increasingly popular over the years and the DBPower UDI 818A Drone is the perfect toy to keep kids entertained. This innovative piece of tech offers kids the chance to control its flight from either a smartphone or the remote control it comes with.
Kids can experience live video streams of the drone’s journey from up to 100 feet away; even better, it can be seen on the screen of most smartphones. The DBPower also comes with an affordable price tag, so parents don’t have to break the bank for a fun piece of tech for their kids.
Anki Overdrive Racing Track Starter Kit - Ages 8+
This smartphone-controlled race track is perfect for mini racers. With two supercars included, kids can race for hours on end, using a smartphone as a remote control - genius.
Kids simply assemble the track pieces, add exciting features to enhance the experience, download the app and let the racing commence.
Wonder Workshop Dash - Ages 5+
The Wonder Workshop Dash has an easy-to-understand personality, reacting to a child’s voice by moving, dancing, making sounds, lighting up and avoiding obstacles that come into contact with the mini-bot.
This toy isn’t just for fun and games; it has educational qualities, too – something every parent wants from a kid’s toy. ‘Dash’ teaches kids the basics of programming and coding, by showing children the logic behind the toy’s movements. Even better, extra coding features can be unlocked in the app, which is available on most smartphones.
Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Enabled Droid - Ages 8+
The range of Sphero toys are a popular tech-toy for kids of all ages, offering many cool interactive features. However, the Star Wars edition is the perfect toy for kids, especially die-hard fans of the sci-fi Star Wars franchise.
BB-8 is not only a toy, but a companion too; thanks to its clever technology, it reacts to voice commands with expressions and movements. This excellent toy even offers holographic communication, where kids can record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8.
Rover 2.0 App-controlled Wireless Spy Tank - Ages 14+
The Wireless Spy Tank is a perfect kid’s tech toy; the camera mounted at the front of the device and acts as the perfect spying device, with the video footage available from any smartphone.
Another cool feature of The Wireless Spy Tank is that it generates its own WiFi network, so kids can connect up the spy toy to a smartphone with ease. The toy even speaks, telling the person its spying on that: “It’s watching you”.