Tag: gamer gifts

The top-rated gaming headsets for teens in price ranges to suit every allowance

Forget Snapchat, Facebook, or even Instagram. Teens these days are often connecting with friends online by gaming together on their Xboxes and I find the key to good communication for them is a great gaming headset for teens. So my almost-teen son has spent a ton of time shopping and saving and shopping some more for the perfect, top-rated gaming headset — within his budget. (With summer here, I’m sure there will be a little more gaming time in our near future. I’m okay with that.) His main requirements: The headset has to be comfortable, the mic can’t lag, and...

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22 fantastic holiday tech deals to reward you last-minute shoppers | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

As we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah (eep!) we thought we’d close out our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide should help you out since it’s all about last minute holiday tech deals and discounts. Yep, those of you procrastinators and busy parents? You’re in luck. Because we’ve found so many phenomenal tech deals from electronic games and STEM toys to small appliances, gifts for photographers of all ages, and lots of cool tech accessories Just be sure to order ASAP! All these shops still offer Christmas delivery, generally with free group shipping. But then most need to be ordered by 12/21...

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24 of the coolest geeky gifts for kids and teens to keep the holidays nerdy and bright | Holiday Tech Guide

Next up in our Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’ve got two dozen ideas for great geeky gifts for a kid in your life. From little babies just cutting their teeth on Nintendo (literally — you’ll see) to big kids and kids at heart who like their holiday goodies splattered with zombie blood, you’ll find cool geeky gifts to wear, gifts to play with, and gifts to hang on the tree. For educational gifts, you’ll definitely want to visit our post on the coolest educational tech toys for kids. This? Is just the random fun stuff we love. Don’t miss our...

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Cool gifts designed by your kids’ favorite gamers and YouTubers at Maker Shop.

My kids are obsessed with Aphmau, the hugely  popular YouTuber, Vlogger, designer — and mom, by the way — who creates the Minecraft roleplay videos they devour like I used to watch, oh, Captain Caveman. I happened to click on the Aphmau Maker Shop link from her Twitter profile while my kids were over my shoulder, and that was the end of that. They are now obsessed with her kitty backpacks — and the knowledge that Maker Shop has tons of items designed by popular gamers and vloggers. And by popular, I mean you may not recognize their names and characters, but your tweens and teens...

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Game Developer Barbie is here, she’s hip, and she actually knows how to code.

The folks at Mattel have been pretty busy this year, with a new girl power rebranding campaign, a line of curvy Barbies launched with much fanfare, and even a Misty Copeland Barbie that flew off the shelves. Well now, a mere 24 years after Barbie uttered “math class is tough!” and got hammered for it, and 19 months after pulling the Computer Engineering Barbie book in which Barbie was only capable of creating “design ideas” and needed the help of “Steven and Brian” to turn them into real games, silly billy! we’re seeing the launch of the Barbie Careers Game Developer...

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Guitar Hero Live review: Cool updates put this classic back on top of the charts

Honestly, haven’t we all rocked out to an air guitar at some point in our lives? (Or maybe this morning in the shower — ahem.) Pretending to be Lenny Kravitz or Joan Jett shredding the axe and professing our love for rock ‘n’ roll out loud got a little less fake and a lot more fun when Guitar Hero stepped to the video game stage 10 years ago. Now, here comes Guitar Hero Live, a newer version of the hit music rhythm game to kick things up a few chords. And just in time for a rockin’ family holiday gift if...

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Cannybots: An exciting new tech toy that goes so far beyond car racing, you won’t believe it.

While things we find on Kickstarter aren’t usually available in the immediate future, if you’ve already got holiday shopping on the brain (eek!) it’s worth taking a look at Cannybots, a Kickstarter campaign for a very cool new tech toy that taking off and slated to ship by the holidays. Now since it’s just the beginning of October, I will say while I’m not in full holiday gift shopping panic mode, I am taking deep breaths and making a note of which cool tech toys are getting attention now so I won’t be scrambling last minute. And this is definitely one that caught my eye. Without having tested it...

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7 cool finds for families from the 2015 World Maker Faire.

It’s hard to believe this was my first ever year attending the Maker Faire in NYC, but yep. It’s true. And now consider me an annual attendee. Thanks to our sponsor Sprout by HP who hooked me up with tickets (thank you thank you thank you, HP!) I got to spend a beautiful Saturday roaming Flushing Meadows Park and checking out some of the exciting things people are creating in the STEM and maker space. Wow there were a lot of things, and I definitely didn’t see them all. But from what I did catch, I’ve pared it down to just...

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Anki OVERDRIVE: It’s back, it’s better than ever, and it’s going to be the holiday tech toy of the year

Last year we fell in love with the Anki Drive app-controlled racers, calling it one of our top tech toys of 2014. Earlier this year at Toy Fair, we got a look (and a very fun if brief test drive) of the brand new Anki OVERDRIVE and as of today, it’s here! And this is going to be a hotter toy than even last year’s introduction. You guys? This is pretty much the best tech toy ever. The company was kind enough to send us a press review unit so I could spend the weekend testing it out with my kids, and I now...

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Geeky gifts for gamers: 6 fun ideas for Father’s Day and beyond.

Okay procrastinators. It may be a little late to order something awesome online for Father’s Day…or maybe not! Check for shipping options for some of these cool geeky gifts for your favorite gamer, or just bookmark it for future gift ideas. There are always birthdays, holidays, graduations, and anniversaries. Should you be the type of couple who celebrates your anniversary with an intimate game of Call of Duty: Black Ops.   Turns out this control freak tee has nothing to do with dominance over the TV remote, but a proficiency in all gaming systems. So fun. The custom video game controllers are so...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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