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Tech Toys For Summer Fun

Tech toys for summer

By Dan Nessel

How to pass the summer months? How about lounging in a hammock, getting a massage, having a Minion battle and building a hovercraft? Let’s jump into it!

 Are You Ready For A Fart Blaster Battle?

The Minions are back! Many grandkids will be excited to see Despicable Me 3 this summer and even more excited to play with the Minion MiP Turbo Dave from WowWee. This self balancing robot can play games, be controlled by gestures or the smartphone app and of course comes with a Fart Blaster. The grandkids will love hearing Turbo Dave talk in Minion language and who doesn’t love a good fart blaster battle?



Minion MiP Turbo Dave by WowWee | $79

Full review & demo of the Minion MiP Turbo Dave




You Deserve a Massage Todaytoys


Being a Grandparent is fun, rewarding and often exhausting. Reenergize yourself with the TruMedic IS-3000 Pro InstaShiatsu+ Full Body Massager. Enjoy a relaxing, deep-kneading Shiatsu massage, without leaving your house. Eight advanced Shiatsu massage nodes and soothing heat ensure you can get the perfect massage, anytime you need it.


IS-3000 Pro Massager from TruMedic  | $169

Full review & demo of the IS-3000 Pro InstaShiatsu+ Massager

The Perfect Way to Spend a Summer Day

Summer is all about relaxing and enjoying the grandkids. Now you can relax anywhere with the WindPouch Lite Inflatable Hammock. At only 2.6 pounds and small enough to throw in a backpack, this is the hammock you can take anywhere. No pumps needed to inflate it, simply wave it back and forth a few times to catch some air. It has never been so easy to lounge in comfort.




WindPouch Lite Inflatable Hammock  | $49

Full review & demo of the WindPouch Lite Inflatable Hammock


A Drone, Hovercraft and Car All In One!


Finally, let’s end with something fun and educational for the whole family. The Airblock from Makeblock  is a modular and programmable drone that easily transforms into a hovercraft, car or whatever else you can imagine. Magnetic modules make it a snap to create all different configurations and the programming aspect allows the grandkids to learn computer skills, all while having incredible fun!

Airblock by Makeblock | $199

Full review & demo of the Airblock

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About the Author

toysDan 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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