Tots to teens
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.