While a tablet can be a great toy for kids, it's best to give little Johnny the likes of a VINCI Tab
or a LeapPad
, instead of your precious iPad 2. Otherwise, a kid-resistant tablet case may prove useful. The Crayola Trace & Draw case not only protects the iPad from children, but actually encourages toddlers to treat the tablet as a coloring book or a drawing board.
have joined forces to launch "an entirely new digital play experience" in the form of the Crayola ColorStudio HD. Announced at CES
this week, the system brings together a custom-built Crayola iMarker digital stylus with an iPad
application that gives a high-tech edge to coloring by allowing kids to interact with the animated pages featuring music and special effects.
There’s no doubt the refrigerator is the central hub of the kitchen, serving more than its primary purpose of keeping things cold. In recent years we’ve seen fridge manufacturers pack their products with all manner of technological additions, from iPod docks
to touch screens
. In most households though, the humble fridge remains a central place to stick notes that are sure to be seen. Whirlpool has saved us the hassle of hunting for a scrap of paper on which to scribble such missives with the Amana Jot refrigerator.
Crayola is a name that conjures up happy childhood memories for generations of kids – or former kids. Although the Crayola brand is synonymous with crayons and other assorted ‘coloring implements’, that hasn’t stopped them embracing the digital age with a range of colorful electronic toys designed to combine learning with fun. Gizmag got the low down on the latest from the company at the recent Australian Toy Hobby and Nursery Fair.
The Glow Station from Crayola allows kids to create drawings from light when their rooms get dark. The canvas starts to glow when the lights go out, and drawings made using a "light-wand" stay illuminated for approximately 30 seconds before they start to disappear.