15 Holiday Gadgets and Games
Ubooly Smart Toy
Minecraft Foam Diamond Sword and Pickaxe
Prepare for battle.
Plug it into a television's HDMI port, tap the Cast icon and presto—videos beam from phone to TV for big-screen viewing.
Perfect for the tween with a toy in one hand and her new cellphone in the other, Andru is full of personality and happy to charge her device. His eyes turn white when the phone is ready.
Writing with a stylus on a tablet is a deliciously old-school pen-and-paper-meets-modern experience. Flip this one around and pop off the cover to release a carefully crafted paintbrush that instantly converts tablet to canvas.
iHip MLB Portable Dock Stereo System
Music to anyone's ears.
Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe
Watch out, Decepticons!
HMDX Jam Plus Wireless Speaker
A single jam-jar-shaped unit is great, but two combine for excellent quality stereo sound. Party time!
A touch of summer to play with year-round.
Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling
Two thumbs up.
A rapid-fire mind bender, and that's no yolk.
Lights, camera, action—with a mobile phone.
Lego Technic Monster Truck
Equipped with four-wheel suspension and all-wheel-drive steering.
Strike up the (rubber) bands.
Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.