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45 Tech Toy Gift Ideas

From Screenless STEM Robots to VR Cooking Toys

— December 8, 2018 — Life-Stages
These tech toy gift ideas showcase the amazing intersection between technology and play, as well as integrations working to better introduce children to the STEM field.

Designed by PlayShifu, the Plugo is an AR-focused educational toy that is meant to introduce children to the STEM field. While plenty of toys manage to achieve the same feat, the Plugo stands apart as it uses AR to be more immersive to children, while also leveraging the technology to enhance children's mental development through the system. The education tech toy relies on various kits to offer experiences with each kit incorporating learning and physical development in a digital age.

Also featured in this list is the '6DoF Blaster,' an AR toy that incorporates a smartphone for a fully immersive experience. The name is a reference to its capabilities as the '6DoF Blaster' allows for six-degrees of freedom in a space that becomes a virtual battlefield.
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Affectionate Animalistic Robots
Affectionate Animalistic Robots
The WowWee Alive Cubs Let Kids Adopt a Tiger Cub
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Responsive Anime Robots
Responsive Anime Robots
The 'HelloPika' Pikachu Talking Robot Toy is Interactive
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Cubic AR Toys
Cubic AR Toys
PleIQ Combines Tangible Cube Toys with Augmented Reality Interactions
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Anti-Abuse Tortoise Robots
Anti-Abuse Tortoise Robots
The 'Shelly' Robot Teaches Kids to Be Gentle with a Robot Companion
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Voice-Enabled AI Robots
Voice-Enabled AI Robots
Vector by Anki is an Assistive Home Robot That Hears, Sees, Feels & Reacts
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Digitized Smart Building Blocks
Digitized Smart Building Blocks
Tinkamo Encourages Imagination & Teaches Kids to Code
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Interactive Digital Playmats
Interactive Digital Playmats
Microsoft's Project Zanzibar Brings All Objects into a Digital Space
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Mythical Girl-Focused Robots
Mythical Girl-Focused Robots
The JIMU Robot Mythical Series: UnicornBot Kit is Highly Customizable
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Lizard-Inspired Robot Toys
Lizard-Inspired Robot Toys
The Silverlit Robo Chameleon Captures Objects Using its Tongue
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Low-Cost DIY Robot Kits
Low-Cost DIY Robot Kits
The UBTECH JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit is Interactive
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Educational Dancing Robots
Educational Dancing Robots
The New Kamigami Educational Robots Hope to Teach Basic Coding to Kids
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Robotic Puppy Toys
Robotic Puppy Toys
Spin Master's Zoomer Playful Pup Can Perform More Than 20 Tricks
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AR Car Playsets
AR Car Playsets
The Hot Wheels AR App is Bringing Modern Tech to Classic Kids' Toys
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Screenless STEM Toys
Screenless STEM Toys
Robotix's Taco Playbits is a Tangible Toy That Teaches Coding to Kids
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Cardboard Gaming Kits
Cardboard Gaming Kits
Nintendo Labo Introduces DIY Kits for the Nintendo Switch
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Powerful Humanoid Battle Toys
Powerful Humanoid Battle Toys
'Super Anthony' is a Champion Fighting Robot
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LEGO-Focused Kids Games
LEGO-Focused Kids Games
LEGO's Partnerhsip with Tencent Will Allow LEGO Licensed Games in China
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Social STEM Robots
Social STEM Robots
KD Group's 'My Loopy' Uses AI and Sensors to Interact with Kids
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Multifunctional Humanoid Robot Toys
Multifunctional Humanoid Robot Toys
The LewanSoul H3S 16DOF Robot Boasts an All-Metal Construction
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Educational Changemaker Kits
Educational Changemaker Kits
littleBits' Inventor Kits Inspire Kids to Change the World with STEM
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Intelligent Voice-Controlled Toys
Intelligent Voice-Controlled Toys
CogniToys' 'Scout' is a Toy That Plays, Jokes and Chats
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Gesture-Controlled Air Toys
Gesture-Controlled Air Toys
The SpinMaster Supernova Does Away with the Remote Control System
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Musical Pod Toys
Musical Pod Toys
Fisher-Price's 'Think & Learn Rocktopus' Lets Kids Mix and Match Sounds
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AI-Powered Robotic Pets
AI-Powered Robotic Pets
Sony's Aibo Robot Dog Acts Like a Real Living House Pet
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Gesture-Responsive Robotic Toys
Gesture-Responsive Robotic Toys
DTing Creates Toys and Robots That are Controlled by a Wrist Band
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Reactive Dinosaur Robots
Reactive Dinosaur Robots
The Jurassic World Toys Alpha Training Blue Robot is Interactive
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Practical Programming Kits
Practical Programming Kits
Makeblock's Neuron Explorer Kit Teaches Apple's Programming Language
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Robot Mascot Toys
Robot Mascot Toys
SoftBank is Introducing a Robot Plush Toy Version of Pepper the Robot
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App-Inspired Worm Toys
App-Inspired Worm Toys
These Bonkers Toys Collectibles Offer a Tangible Version of Slither.io
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Voice-Controlled Storytelling Games
Voice-Controlled Storytelling Games
LEGO Duplos Stories Feature Digital and Physical Play
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Connected Cube Games
Connected Cube Games
The GoCube is a Smart Reimagining of the Rubik's Cube
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Interactive Smart Plush Toys
Interactive Smart Plush Toys
'Octobo' Enhances Learning for Children Aged Zero to Seven
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Kid-focused AR Gaming Toys
Kid-focused AR Gaming Toys
Plugo is an Educational AR Gaming System Introducing STEM to Kids
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AI-Powered Cardboard Robots
AI-Powered Cardboard Robots
Smartibot is a DIY Cardboard Robot That Uses Artificial Intelligence
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DIY AI Robot Kits
DIY AI Robot Kits
The Smartibot Kit Demystifies AI by Turning It into a Do-it-Yourself Toy
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Emotional Communication Toys
Emotional Communication Toys
The 'AMICA' Smart Toy Helps Children with Autism Learn About Feelings
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Augmented Reality Blasters
Augmented Reality Blasters
Merge Labs Debuted a New AR Blaster that Brings VR Games to Life
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Intergalactic Franchise Robot Toys
Intergalactic Franchise Robot Toys
The Star Wars furReal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie is Interactive
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Interactive Child Companion Toys
Interactive Child Companion Toys
'Lummee' Helps Kids Get to Sleep, Wake Up and Enjoy Music
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Hungry Dinosaur Toys
Hungry Dinosaur Toys
Hasbro's FurReal Munchin' Rex Eats Plastic Broccoli and Cookie Toys
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Screenless Coding-Teaching Toys
Screenless Coding-Teaching Toys
The MangoBot Toy Helps Children Three and Up Learn STEM Skills
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Interactive Programming Toys
Interactive Programming Toys
The 'KicoBox' Helps Anyone Get Started with Coding
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VR Cooking Toys
VR Cooking Toys
'4D Chef' Shares Interactive Recipes in Augmented and Virtual Reality
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Connected Puzzle Desk Toys
Connected Puzzle Desk Toys
The GoCube Infuses a Classic Toy with Cutting-Edge Technology
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Screen-Free Activity Toys
Screen-Free Activity Toys
The 'Story Ball' Helps Children Develop Their Motor Skills
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