Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Children

The Neptune SB-1 radio-controlled submarine

How would you like to be one of those people who remotely-operate those little unmanned submarines, watching their live video feeds as they explore shipwrecks or engage giant squids? Well, good luck with that. In the meantime, you can make do with buying a Thunder Tiger Neptune SB-1 radio-controlled submarine. By installing the optional mini video camera inside its clear nose cone, you can proceed to explore the briny depths of your local lake, pond or swimming pool.  Read More

The AR.Drone from Parrot is a four-rotor helicopter that you control with your iPhone or i...

New from electronics maker Parrot comes the AR.Drone, a Wi-Fi helicopter with dual cameras and augmented-reality video streaming, that you control using your iPhone or iPod Touch. Although the RC flyer is still in the prototype stage, Parrot has been demonstrating it at the 2010 CES show in Las Vegas. The AR.Drone features four rotors and interchangeable hulls for flying both indoors and outside. Built-in flight stabilization technology keeps the drone steady while you use your iPhone’s motion sensors to steer it remotely over the craft’s Wi-Fi network.  Read More

The Oblo didactic puzzle is designed to challenge a pre-schooler's mind whilst also develo...

Why are we humans so obsessed with games and puzzles? Oh that’s right – they’re fun, often challenging and can entertain you for hours. Here’s an interesting puzzle concept that might entertain the youngsters - the Oblo didactic puzzle. It’s an intriguing three-dimensional puzzle that requires the user to find exactly the right extracting position in order to move to the next level. Will it be fun or just frustrating?  Read More

The Texthook attaches to the handle bar of your stroller, shopping trolley or exercise equ...

The Texthook has been created by a stay-at-home mum who likes to keep in touch with the outside world. It’s a phone-holder that clips to your stroller’s handle bar and makes it easier for you to text or email while you're out and about (though the makers recommended you wait until the stroller is stationary before conversing electronically).  Read More

Mawok hammock is designed to be used in a permanent or temporary position, is lightweight ...

Most babies like being rocked to sleep in your arms, but can often wake when being placed in their cradle. A product from a Swedish design company could help to solve that problem. The Mawok is a versatile baby hammock that is lightweight, easy to transport and can be fixed in a permanent or temporary position. And unlike traditional cradles, this hammock soothes baby by rocking up and down, rather than side-to-side.  Read More

The Yoomi bottle heats milk in about a minute

Trying to placate a hungry baby and getting their milk to the right temperature can be a stressful experience. What if there was a way to heat the milk to the right temperature in just one minute? Enter Yoomi - a baby's feed bottle that brings milk to the temperature of breast milk by simply pressing a button.  Read More

Flexi-bath is suitable for babies to four year olds and folds up when not in use

Baby baths are handy when your child is young but they grow out of them quickly. Some designs can also be particularly ugly and take up valuable space in the home. The Flexi-bath ticks all the right boxes for looks, style and functionality - children can use the bath up to the age of four and it also folds up when bath time is over. Yes – you read correctly – it folds up flat when bath time is over.  Read More

The Belkiz Feedaway is a portable, recyclable baby chair that is perfect for visits to gra...

When it comes to buying baby gear, new parents can be forgiven for becoming a little befuddled with all the equipment needs of a new baby. One item that is on most parents’ list is a feeding chair and it seems the choices and styles are endless. Here’s an interesting new travel-ready solution that might attract parents who lean towards green – Belkiz’s Feedaway – a strong, portable and lightweight feeding chair made from 100% recyclable Visy cardboard.  Read More

Raising a child with Wii

November 19, 2009
Nintendo Wii Baby and Me includes a toy doll with motion control which comes to life after...

Wii has a knack for turning everyday activities into stimulating interactive games. We’ve seen cooking and yoga work their way into people’s consoles and Nintendo hasn’t stopped there. The company's latest creation - Baby and Me - allows anyone to play mom and raise a baby through their Wii console.  Read More

Preschooler's digital camera shoots video and takes photographs and is housed in a kid-tou...

I’d love to be a kid again. Seriously. The technology age has delivered children all manner of sophisticated toys and games, think Nintendo, Playstation and Wii ... just to name a few. Now, they even have a variety of mini digital cameras to choose from, including the Kid Tough camera and the Preschooler’s digital camera. The Preschooler’s camera is a kid-tough unit that is suitably sized for small hands, can take photographs and video, and has a fixed-focus lens - so kids simply line up their shot and press a button.  Read More

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