10 Awesome Kid Tech Items We Want For Ourselves

10 Awesome Kid Tech Items We Want For Ourselves

Joelle Alcaidinho
Feb 17, 2010

We recently looked at baby tech that made us eager to have children and now it's time to look at kid tech that we covet. These pieces of kid technology also have us wishing we had children if just for the reason of the super neat tech made just for them.

Every family has their own system as to when and how technology is introduced into their children's lives, we tend to think that we would be pretty tech happy parents (but not too tech happy) and would be pleased to have any of these items in our homes. We rounded up 10 pieces of tech for a variety of ages that we think are not only pretty innovative (or indulging in a little nostalgia) but are also useful and fun.

  • Ucreate Games & Artimation allows kids to build and customize unique games using hand drawn lines. $25
  • DIY Big Shot Digital Camera is a digital camera that is able to be assembled and dismantled by kids allowing for an experience that is not only fun but also educational. This product is to be released soon.
  • Mindflex Game uses a headset that reads brain waves in order to levitate a foam ball through an obstacle course. $177
  • Moon in my Room illuminates when the room gets dark to show the moon on your wall. With 12 phase options and an audio CD this piece of tech certainly fits the educational bill while also enhancing the decor. $20
  • MyPhones are headphones designed for kids that cap off the loudest volume level to 85 decibels, the maximum level recommended by many auditory health organizations for ear health. $40
  • Christopher Delorenzo's Keyboard Stickers are just too cool to reserve only for kids. This sticker set is not only fun but will also serve to increase your child's mythological and cultural knowledge. $12
  • Rubik's Touch Cube takes the equally loved and frustrating cube of our youth and reinvented it for the kids of 2010. The Touch Cube is all digital and to move the color placement you just touch and slide. $50
  • Tio is a lighting concept from Tim Holley that provides a visual queue for kids to preserve energy. We think this concept is innovative and we love the design and hope it makes it into production soon.
  • Snap Circuits RC Rover allows kids to build their own R/C Snap Rover using the colorful Snap Circuits parts and just like the Snap Circuits kits from the 80s, there is no soldering required. What a fun way to learn about basic electronics! $57
  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT takes playing with LEGOs one step further by including an intelligent brick with a 32-bit microprocessor. What does this mean? That you can use LEGO TECHNIC elements to build and program your own robot! $380

What is your favorite piece of kid tech?

(Image: Flickr user Leonid Mamchenkov under license from Creative Commons.)

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