MAKE-IT-YOURSELF TOYS: The concept has gotten a major rethink. Industry leader
Can't wait? Rival 3-D printer maker MakerBot was at Toy Fair showing nonbranded fantasy figures, model planes and such.
Downloadable (makerbot.com) digital programming files are cheap --
The LittleBits line offers a different kind of DIY toy production with electronic modules that snap together to make working circuits and gadgets. LB's new Synth Kit (
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The new smart watch won't relay caller ID and text messages like a Pebble or Samsung Galaxy Gear wrist computer. But it is useful as an audio recorder and has a side-mount camera for still photos and videos.
The 1.4-inch color touch screen plays built-in games. And of course, it functions as a watch with switchable analog/digital "faces." Coming by year's end for about
ZOOM ZOOM: South Korean brands Hyundai and Kia are gunning for the luxury car market. In the world of highly indulgent, ride-on kiddie cars, Korean maker Henes is so far ahead of the competition, there isn't any.
Steering soon to the U.S. at
Pimp Junior's Broon with leather seats, built-in stereo system, functioning control buttons (LED lights, door locks) and a dashboard display that doubles as an Android tablet.
"You can use it indoors, all year round, not just outdoors on sunny days," said Henes'
FYI: Parents can control a kid's driving with speed settings and a wireless remote.
If it passes U.S. muster, under-90 pounders may also get to climb aboard the Dareway standing ride from Famosa, an under
More a micro-car person?
Educational toy maker Thames & Kosmos is introducing the latest in autonomous driving tech with its Smart Car Robotics kit (
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