TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronics Product Category
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by CSE GAMES
The Versus Scoreboard is a fully digital scoreboard and time-keeping device with a powerful audio system. Special sound effects are designed to bring the feel of the stadium home. Featuring state-of-the-art MP3 playback, this sleek and highly-portable device functions as a classic boom box. Awards: 2009 Design Exchange Award for Engineering. Launch date: July 2009. 12/16/2009 (Price: $229.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PASSIVE DEVICES LLC
YBUDS is the first music-sharing earphone that allows you to share music from your MP3, IPOD, PSP, CD or DVD player with up to two other people. It's designed to be great for use on the airplane, on a cruise while laying on the deck, on the beach with friends, in the back seat of a long car drive or just hanging out with friends. Launch date: October 2009. 12/16/2009 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MIK STAR
A touch of fashion with an attention to sound clarity and power. The new eco-friendly iPom speakers come in 3 different colors with expandable speakers that can be hooked directly to the iPom or placed as a satellite, and a built in subwoofer.
Bring a new look to any room or office with an astonishing sound and a Humanized touch control volume technology. The iPom comes with a remote control and a 3.5 mm output jack to enjoy the sound of your music. 12/9/2009 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MIK STAR
iBoo comes with multiple cradles to dock your iPod, charge it and listen to your music in a fun way. You can conveniently control the volume up or down through the use of the remote control or through the new humanized patented technology implemented on the iBoo. The iBoo is eco-friendly and comes with a 3.5 mm input jack to be used with the iPod shuffle, your computer terminal, or any other audio source to enhance your listening experience. Available in red, white, and blue. 12/9/2009 (Price: $79.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MIK STAR
Designed with a Panda theme, the iPanda is a speaker that includes patented Humanized Touch technology to control the volume of its speakers while being fashionably sleek and cute. iPanda includes an iPod docking station at the top as well as a 3.5 mm input audio jack for other audio devices. 12/9/2009 (Price: $119.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MIK STAR
The iPig is compact in size and packed with defining technology. It is not only an iPod docking station; it is the speaker that will bring life and an awe-inspiring experience to your audio, video and gaming devices. It includes patented Humanized Touch technology control to change the volume of the speakers via the ears on the iPig.
The iPig comes in three different fashionable shiny colors to suit your taste and complements décor around it in your home, office, or dorm room. The iPig is the perfect music buddy for all occasions. ( Watch Video)
12/9/2009 (Price: $119.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Disney Mix Lights – Digital Audio Player
This MP3 player, available in several styles, lights up to beat of the music. Kids can download their favorite songs and auto-synch them with Mix Central software and online Mix Central download store, where they can also buy TV shows and music videos. The player has a 2GB memory to hold 1,000 songs, supports by MP3 and SD cards, and includes a rechargeable battery, software, a lanyard, ear buds, a USB cable and a guide. It comes with a one-year warranty. Launch date: Summer 2009. 11/23/2009 (Price: $39.99)
by MATTEL INC.
Designed for wannabe DJs, this digital music system allows kids to record samples, demo mash-ups and mix and match loops. A online site allows kids to start a collection of tracks and special effects as they create their own beats. 11/23/2009 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Made in collaboration with ASUS, this Disney netbook computer for kids is designed to be Web-safe and easy to use. It has a sturdy design, various options for parental control, an 8.9” LCD screen, Wi-Fi capabilities, Windows XP Home, and child-friendly software that features Disney. It is available in Princess Pink and Magic Blue. Launch date: Summer 2009. 11/23/2009 (Price: $349.99)
Ben 10 Ultimate Omnitrix
by BANDAI AMERICA INC.
Kids use the mini translucent figures to unlock alien lights and sounds. The Ultimate Omnitrix comes with one mini translucent figure that attaches to the base and unlocks the alien's special image and sound. Kids can collect all 10 mini translucent figures — each one unlocks its own unique holographic figure and sounds. Launch date: July 2009. ( Watch Video)
11/17/2009 (Price: $19.99)
HEXBUG Nano Micro Robotic Creatures
by INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.
This small, 12-legged microrobotic creature is battery powered and designed to behave just like a real bug. It moves very quickly and can even flip over by itself. Five colors are available in the Newton Gravity Series. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: Fall 2009.
— Chris Lowe, owner of Bean Head Toys
in Sandy Springs, Ga., told TDmonthly
in a Summer 2011 survey that she sells between 20-30 items from the HEXBUGS line each month.
— Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works
in Charleston, S.C., has a Hexbug Nano Habitat set up in the store. They've sold ''thousands,'' she said; she couldn't even guess at an exact number.
― “Hexbugs are doing very well,” said Jenny Bramhall, owner of Dandelion Toys
in Fort Collins, Colo., in summer 2010. Fifteen percent of 40 retailers polled in June 2010 said Hexbugs are their best-selling electronic item.
— Hexbugs were great sellers at Figpickels Toy Emporium in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in Aug. 2010. “They fill the affordable techno/RC need - grab and go,” said owner Brett Sommer.AWARDS:
Top Seller ( Watch Video)
11/9/2009 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mark-My-Time™ Digital Bookmark Bulk Single Color Packs
by MARK-MY-TIME LLC
Mark-My-Time™ Digital Bookmark Bulk Single Color Packs contain 20 digital bookmarks in single colors, your choice of: neon blue, purple, green or bright yellow, pink or red. ( Watch Video)
11/2/2009 (Price: $187.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
This pocket-sized video camera captures 1080p HD video footage with integrated image stabilization. It has a built-in USB arm and an external microphone jack. The Zi8 comes in black, raspberry and light blue. 10/29/2009 (Price: $179.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
EyeClops® Mini Projector
by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
Kids can take their preferred TV shows, movies and video games anywhere, indoors or out, with this hand-sized projector that displays up to a 60" screen. It requires four D batteries (not included) and can be powered with the AC adaptor or a portable battery pack, both included. — As of 1.06.2011 this product had 3.5 our of 5 stars from 149 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 1 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Portable; can be connected to external audio. Cons: Low quality on board speakers; Image becomes fuzzy if projector is too far from surface.
|As of 1.06.2011 this product had 3.5 our of 5 stars from 149 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 1 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Portable; can be connected to external audio. Cons: Low quality on board speakers; Image becomes fuzzy if projector is too far from surface. |
10/28/2009 (Price: $99.99)
iPod Touch - 64 GB
by APPLE INC.
With the iPod Touch, users can listen to music, watch videos, play games, surf the Web and more. This slim pocket computer has a 3.5" screen and uses electrical fields to sense and respond to touch on the surface of the screen. 10/28/2009 (Price: $399.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
WhyCry Mini Baby Cry Analyzer
by SERENE BABY PRODUCTS INC.
This clinically tested and 98-percent accurate product is created to listen to the cry of a baby and tell the caregiver what baby is communicating — specifically, when baby is annoyed, hungry, bored, stressed or sleepy. The WhyCry Mini is designed to stimulate baby’s development, improve parental bonding, and create healthy emotional response patterns. "There is no other product like this available in the world. The WhyCry Mini listens to the five instinctive cries all babies use to communicate hunger, stress, boredom, sleepiness and annoyance," James Valle, CEO of Serene Baby Products, Inc., told TDmonthly
. "The debut of this product coincides with an ever-increasing body of neuro-biological research that affirms the importance of correctly diagnosing infants’ needs to foster healthy development in the first months of life." Launch date: September 9, 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $49.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Zhu Zhu Pets™ Hamster - Mr. Squiggles
by CEPIA LLC
This hamster on a mission loves to explore and can scoot along the ground and boogie through its different habitats. The Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster line also includes Chunk, Pipsqueak and Num Num, all of which squeak and chatter when in loving mode. This product was named one of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009. Launch date: Fall 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
31" Electric Guitar - Red
23" Toy Acoustic Guitar in Red. Give the gift of music. Features quality sound, lustrous finishes, clear tone, quality materials and craftsmanship, and good vibrations. Play the blues, country, flamenco, rock, pop, and classical. 9/16/2009 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Plug ‘n Play Phone™
by Comfy, Inc.
Designed for learning and fun, this electronic preschool toy harnesses the power of a computer and utilizes Interactive Voice Recognition Technology so that the on-screen Comfy characters respond to a child's voice as he or she plays the 36 educational games and activities. The multilingual product easily switches among 20 different languages. "During the past 80+ years, different versions of toy telephones have traditionally been among the top-selling preschool toys on the market," Ron Cantor, president of Comfy, Inc., told TDmonthly
. "The Plug ‘n Play Phone is a preschool child's phone for the 21st century!" Two AA batteries are required (not included). Launch date: 2009. 8/24/2009 (Price: $59.99)
Prime-8 Action Robot
by BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS
Prime-8 is a fast and agile gorilla robot that does everything from play laser tag to run with your kids down hallways. He explores his own surroundings or responds to remote control. He is silly, occasionally rude, and goes crazy when disturbed in his sleep! Prime-8’s intense interactivity is powered by a battery of sensors that allow him to respond to people and to his environment. Internal sensors measure his orientation constantly, and prompt him to right himself should he fall down. Outbound sight and sound sensors help Prime-8 maneuver around obstacles, respond to questions with grunts and growls, and express himself. Finally, motion detection sensors keep Prime-8 alert so that he can chase away intruders by firing rockets! ( Watch Video)
8/24/2009 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS
Penbo is a lovable interactive penguin that sings, talks, dances and plays games with you and her surprise Bebe. She responds to touch and sound and communicates with her Bebe through infrared sensors. Penbo also plays five games with you and Bebe; the more you play, the happier she becomes! Penbo is an autonomous robot designed to move like a penguin and interact with you and her Bebe through an array of sensors. She is aware of her surroundings, loves to dance, plays games and talks with Bebe in Penguish, her own language. Press Penbo’s heart to reveal a surprise egg with her Bebe inside; each color Bebe interacts differently with Penbo. ( Watch Video)
8/24/2009 (Price: $79.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by Comfy, Inc.
This preschool toy is a safe, programmable TV remote control that children can use to find their favorite TV shows and channels quickly and easily. The iMote is designed to provide independence for kids and peace of mind for parents. A parent selects five safe TV channels that have their child's favorite TV shows, and access to all other TV channels is blocked. The iMote comes with 100+ colorful stickers, including the logos of popular TV channels (i.e., Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS, Cartoon Network) to make it easy to customize for each child. "The iMote is the only remote control on the market that has been tested to pass all toy safety tests, so that when young children put it into their mouths there is no danger of lead poisoning; and parents don’t have to worry about their children watching programming that they may not feel is suitable for their children," Ron Cantor, president of Comfy, Inc., told TDmonthly
. "Children develop a great sense of pride, confidence and self esteem in knowing that they have their own personal TV remote control that allows them to operate their TVs, just like Mom and Dad can." 8/21/2009 (Price: $19.99)
AniMagic™ Pet - Peanut My Playful Puppy
by Comfy, Inc.
Peanut is part of a line of five AniMagic pets, which are soft, lap-size animals that move their heads, necks, ears and eyes, make whimpering sounds when petted, and each make their signature baby animal noise — bark or meow, for example. Peanut barks in appreciation when given his special bone, and even wags his tail. Launch date: July 2009. 8/21/2009 (Price: $49.99)
Headphonies Series 2: B- Star Girl
by MOBI Technologies, Inc.
This 3" designer mini speaker has a lot of attitude. Featuring artwork by Jeremiah Ketner, it hosts a built-in hi-fi amplifier, internal rechargeable battery and can play for four to eight hours. It comes with an audio cable, a USB charging cable and a keyring clip for attachment to bags or other accessories. Headphonies can work with MP3 players, portable DVD players, computers and most mobile devices. Launch date: August 2009. 8/20/2009 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Silver Ion HEPA Air Purifier for Flu Virus
by ALEN CORP.
This Silver Ion HEPA Air Filter is designed for homes with kids seeking to reduce airborne viruses that cause the flu. The HEPA air filter is coated with silver, an eco-friendly and non-toxic substance naturally occurring in nature that provides anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral protection. The Silver Ion HEPA filter is more affordable than other air sterilization methods and is designed to be extremely efficient when compared to ultraviolet technology alone. The Silver Ion HEPA filter reduces up to 50 percent of airborne viruses that cause the flu after 24 hours of use, and eliminates 99 percent of airborne allergens, 98 percent of bacteria, and up to 50 percent of the viruses that cause influenza. It's "perfect for a child's room or common high-traffic areas in the home," Akiko Tanaka, PR coordinator for Alen Corp., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 15, 2009. 8/19/2009 (Price: $149) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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