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Very Cool Toys N Tech for You Or Your Grandkids

Tech To Track, Travel, Teach and Listen to Tunes!

By Dan Nessel

This month we have a round up of four great Toys N Tech products for people of all ages! Let’s jump right into it.

 Give the grandkids freedom, while keeping them safe

Grandkids need the freedom to play outside and visit with friends. While we can’t always be watching over the grandkids, we can use the FiLIP 2 watch to keep them safe and connected. The FiLIP 2 is a wearable phone, smart locator and watch for kids (ages 4-11). With the tap of a button, kids can call one of 5 preprogrammed numbers or instantly send you their GPS location. Give the kids their freedom, but maintain your peace of mind.



FiLIP 2 | $149 and $10 Monthly Plan

Full review & demo of FiLIP 2



Yes, circuit design can be fun!

How do you take concepts like electrical resistance and current flow and make them fun?  Simple, you combine magnets, circuits and augmented reality. The LightUp Edison Kit allows young builder to make circuits just by snapping magnetic components together.  Circuit not working? Just hold your phone or tablet over the circuit and the Augmented Reality LightUp app instantly shows you how to fix your circuit and explains the basics of electrical circuits.

Toys and Tech_LightUpLightUp Edison Kit | $49.99

Full review & demo of LightUp Edison Kit


Let there be music, light, and no wires

Bluetooth wireless speakers are not new. Dimmable light bulbs have been around for years. The Sengled Pulse – a dimmable LED light bulb with a built-in wireless speaker that you control from your phone?  That is pretty special! The Sengled Pulse starter pack comes with two LED light bulbs that fit any standard light socket. Screw in the bulbs and use your phone or tablet to listen to stereo music and control your lighting.


Sengled Pulse Starter Kit | $169

Full review & demo of Sengled Pulse Starter Kit


Traveling with technology

Having a nice collection of gadgets is great…until you need to go through airport security. Now the ECBC Pegasus Wheeled Backpack makes flying a breeze with its ECBC FastPass® System. Simply unzip the specialized electronics compartment, lay the bag flat on the security conveyer and go through TSA without unpacking laptop, tablet and cables.

Toys and Tech_Pegasus1ECBC Pegasus Wheeled Backpack  | $399

Full review & demo of ECBC Pegasus Wheeled Backpack




TOYS N TECHDan Nessel is Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes. Join Dad Does for real world, brutally honest product reviews, geared toward parents and grandparents.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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