Tots to teens

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

SMART SAFETY: HMD Global has part­nered with in­ter­net safety com­pany iKydz to offer par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to trial iKydz Mo­bile free of charge for three months when they buy a Nokia 1 or Nokia 2.1 smart­phone for their child. The app al­lows par­ents to ap­ply age-based re­stric­tions and mon­i­tor how long their child spends on­line. The Nokia 1, €99, and Nokia 2.1, €129, with iKydz Mo­bile offer is avail­able from Car­phone Ware­house; www.ikydz.com.

HEAD START: Vol­ume-lim­ited head­phones on Christ­mas lists this year in­clude JVC Kids head­phones from Ar­gos. They have soft earpads and a wide head­band which can be dec­o­rated with the sup­plied stick­ers and are avail­able in two colours — blue/ green or vi­o­let/pink, suit­able for ages three-plus, €16.99. Cur­rys PCWorld rec­om­mend Goji Kids head­phones, in blue or pink, €14.99.

SNAP HAPPY: Fuji’s SQ6 has a selfie mir­ror and cap­tures ev­ery mo­ment in a 1:1 im­age, with a neat white bor­der. Fuji re­cently launched a Tay­lor Swift Edi­tion with a gold-coloured news­pa­per pat­tern sim­i­lar to her lat­est al­bum, Rep­u­ta­tion. Also on Christ­mas wish lists for fun pho­tos, is the In­stax mini 9, avail­able in two new colours for the sea­son, poppy red and blush rose, prices are from €84.99.

CRE­ATIVE CUBES: The Lego Boost Cre­ative Tool­box, €149.99, for ages seven-plus, con­tains 840 Lego pieces to build Vernie the Robot and four other mod­els, all con­trolled via a tablet by a free app. Other tech toys ex­pected to be pop­u­lar this Christ­mas are Boxer The AI Robot, €74.99, ages six-plus; the Harry Pot­ter Golden Snitch Heliball, €29.99, and and The Sphero Mini robotic ball, €79.99, ages eight-plus.

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