Samsung launches Galaxy Tab A Kids Edition tablet for $150 (same price as the grownup version)

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A Kids Edition (2019) is virtually identical to the Galaxy Tab 8.0 (2019) that launched this summer, at least when it comes to hardware. But it comes with a bumper case and free trial of Samsung Kids, a subscription service that offers kid-friendly  content and parental controls. So yeah… that’s […]

Amazon launches Fire HD 10 Kids Edition for $200

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 is a tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, a quad-core processor, and at least 32GB of storage. With a list price of $150, it costs almost twice as much as an entry-level Fire HD 8, but it has a bigger screen, more storage, a faster processor, and […]

PBS Kids Plug & Play is a $50 streaming stick with some pre-loaded media

face There’s no shortage of ways to stream videos to a TV these days. For $50 or less you can plug a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV into your TV to access content from Netflix, YouTube, HBO, and PBS, among other sources. But if you’re looking for a kid-friendly option that should keep your […]

Mattel also has an Amazon Echo clone (for kids)

Toy maker Mattel has embraced modern technology in interesting ways over the past few years. The company launched its own take on Google Cardboard, with an emphasis on kid-friendly, educational content. Mattel acquired the maker of the Nabi line of Android tablets for kids. And while it has yet to come to market, the company […]

Playing with Kano’s Raspberry Pi 3-based Computer Kit for kids

The Kano Computer Kit is a kid-friendly computer designed to teach kids not only how to turn on a computer and play games, but also how to code and how to understand hardware. Each kit includes a Raspberry Pi computer, a wireless keyboard and touchpad, a case, speaker, cables, and easy-to-understand guides for getting started, […]

Mattel to acquire Nabi tablet maker Fuhu

The company that makes the Nabi line of Android tablets for kids filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy this week… but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for Fuhu’s tablets. Toy maker Mattel has entered an agreement to acquire Fuhu’s business and assets. What does that mean? For now, not much. If you’ve got a […]

Nabi Compete is a fitness tracker for kids

The maker of the kid-friendly Nabi line of tablets is launching its first fitness tracker. The Nabi Compete is a bracelet that you can put on a youngster to track steps and sync the data with a smartphone app. Not convinced that this’ll be enough to get your kid off the couch? That’s where the […]

LittleBits unveils tech projects for kids

If you have a little one that is always taking apart your electronics in order to see how they work, littleBits has something that will keep your gadgets intact while satisfying your tyke’s urge to invent. It’s called the Gizmos and Gadgets Kit and it comes with enough stuff to make 12 DIY tech projects, […]