Saturday, 2 June 2012

Top 5 high-tech toys of the summer 2012


Top 5 high-tech toys of the summer 2012

Need something to keep you entertained on the weekend? We thought we’d help out by picking out some of the best gadget toys around. From LEGO toys with robotics to fun underwater gizmos James Bond himself would be proud to own. Here’s a list of five high-tech toys we’d love to own.

Apart from the Parrot A.R. Drone (out next month) each of the gadgets are available to buy from stores right now. So what’re you waiting for, check ‘em out.

Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0

You’ll never have as much fun with a smartphone as you will with the Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0. It’s a quadricopter you can control using an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet over an online connection. Motion detecting sensors in your mobile device and the A.R. Drone 2.0 itself means you can steer simply by moving your hands. And it’s piloted its way right to the top of our most-wanted toys list. The Parrot A.R. Drone doesn’t reach the shops till June, but we got hands-on with it at The Gadget Show Live 2012. See what we thought of it at the link below. 

Personalised Superhero Action Figures

Ever wanted to become an action figure? Get yourself a Personalised Superhero Action Figure with your own face, dressed as Batman, Captain America, Ironman, Powergirl, Thor or Wondergirl by snapping two photos of your face and sending them off to be made in your own image. After a bit 3D printing wizardry your toy will be ready to despatch to you in superhero fashion (delivery van). One to impress your friends with. . 

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547)

As if regular LEGO wasn’t cool enough, this LEGO Mindstorms model, when put together becomes a robot with intelligent touch sensors and customisable motors. The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit has everything you need to make a command-obeying toy cyborg in just 30 minutes..

Bladefish 5000

This underwater propulsion jet will give you eel-like underwater abilities, letting you glide effortlessly under the sea at depths of up to 35 metres, or your local swimming pool (sure to draw weird looks) without any effort. Just hold on, and the Bladefish 5000 does all the work. If it’s good enough for James Bond….

8MP Digital Underwater Camera Mask

And for something to go with your new underwater propulsion jet, this underwater camera mask will shoot video and take clear 8-megapixel images at depths of up to five metres. It’s great for scuba diving, and stores up to 32GB worth of still shots and video. .

Seen any amazing gadget toys you think should be on our list? Share them below.

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