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Posted on June 29, 2018 by Christine Crosby in Dad Does, dinos, laser beam pro 200, monet phone grip, tech, toys

Toys and Tech – Gadgets For Everyone

Toys and Tech – Gadgets for everyone

By Dan Nessel

This month we have something for everyone. Gadgets that are feisty, fun, functional, and even fashionable. Let’s jump right in… 

Dinos For Your Fingers!

TOYS AND TECH The Fingerlings Monkeys were one of the hot holiday gifts last year. In 2018 things are getting a little more feisty with the UNTAMED Raptors by Fingerlings. This collection of four interactive dinosaurs responds to touch, motion and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations. At just $15 each, these playful Raptors are sure to be a hit with the grandkids.

UNTAMED Raptors by Fingerlings  | $15

Full review & demo of UNTAMED Raptors


Fog + Bubbles = Fun

We have all seen bubble machines. Sure, we have seen fog machines as well. The question is, have you seen a machine that can make fog…inside of bubbles? Introducing Fobbles, a patent-pending machine that makes bubbles, fog, haze and yes, fog-filled bubbles. Fobbles are environmentally safe, biodegradable, non-toxic and safe for kids. Simply fill with flui, plug-in, flick the switch and let the foggy fun begin!

Fobbles by Froggy’s Fog | $99  Full review & demo of the Fobbles Fog/Bubble Machine

Laser Beam Pro C200

Watching movies on your phone is fine if it is just you. What if you want the grandkids and whole family to join in the fun? In that case, simply turn any wall into a giant screen with the help of the Laser Beam Pro C200. This pocket sized projector can take anything from your phone, tablet or computer and instantly project it up to 150” diagonal on any surface. Don’t worry about focusing the image, the C200 is focus free and the laser is completely saf for your eyes as well. Just add popcorn and have fun!

Laser Beam Pro C200 Pocket Projector by KDC   | $399

Full review & demo of Laser Beam Pro C200

 Get a Grip on Your Phone

TOYS AND TECH Monet Phone Grip, Wallet and Kickstand | $20

Full review & demo of the Monet

Want to make your smartphone even smarter? Attach the Monet to the back of it. The Monet is a stylish and functional 3-in-1 phone grip, wallet and kickstand. Throw a credit card, driver’s license and some cash into the Monet and you have everything you need. Pop out the strap on back, slip a finger through and take selfies without fear of dropping your phone. Ready to view your photos? The Monet acts as a kickstand for your phone. With over 30 styles to choose from, express yourself with your Monet.


TOYS Dan 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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