Whether you’re treating yourself, or hunting for that prized stocking filler. We’ve picked out five of the best high-tech toys for the gadget fan, all affordable. Read on for our picks.
High-tech toys don’t come much more fun than Parrot’s high-flying AR. Drone. It’s the first quadricopter to be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Seriously, It’s like something out of Q’s gadget lab. Even better, two on-board cameras give way to augmented reality style battles by downloading apps such as the brilliant AR. Hunter – zapping good fun.
V-Tech Super Spy 2GB Digital Video Camera Pen
Speaking of James Bond-style gadgets, this pen disguised as a digital camera, microphone and USB device is the ultimate is not only very cool, it’s useful too, and comes in a spiffing leather case.
Kymera Magic Wand
The Kymera Magic wand is billed as the first truly magic wand. It has 13 remote control codes and gestures built-in, letting it control almost any gadget with a flick of the wrist and a waggle of the pinky. Who needs remotes when you can have a magic wand?
OnLive is a revolutionary new service that streams games from a server straight to Mac and PC. Purchase an OnLive MicroConsole and you can stream games straight to your HD television. The MicroConsole bundle comes with everything you need to get started, including a controller. The Onlive MicroConsole costs just £69.99. And for just £6.99 per month subscribers to a PlayPack Bundle gain unlimited access to over 100 games.
App-Player board game
App-Player turns the concept of the traditional Christmas time board game on its head. App-Player is played using apps on an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device, combining counters with smartphones. App-Player comes with four games comprising thousands of trivia-based questions, music and charades. There isn’t a board game like it. App-Player is available now for £20 from Firebox, Play and Amazon.