2015 Tech Christmas Gift Ideas for Big Kids, Little Kids & Teens: Mad Catz Gaming, Star Wars, Zagg, Amazon Fire, Laut

December 9, 2015
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Tech Christmas gift ideas for big & little kids

I pulled to together a variety of tech Christmas gifts that are sure to please kids of all ages. These are fun, techie & geeky.  These kids Christmas gift ideas fall into the following categories:

Gaming  | Tablets | Star Wars | Little Tot Stocking Stuffer | Family Card Games |  Tech for Teens

Next week we’ll be covering tech gifts for the oldest kids in the family.  Stay tuned!

Gaming Gifts

Check out these on the go gaming Christmas gifts from Mad Catz, Inc., a top creator in innovation and of high quality games and gaming accessories including headsets, keyboards, controllers and mice.  These are for the gamer in you.

Mad Catz – L.Y.N.X.9 Mobile Hybrid Controller – $299.99

Mad Catz LYNZ Mobile Hybrid Controller Transformer Christmas Tech Gifts 2015

A multi-award winning, totally new concept in mobile controllers, the L.Y.N.X. literally transforms, breaks apart and adapts to suit the needs of the gamer! Fully transportable, the L.Y.N.X. can be stored in a shirt pocket, yet extends to the size of a full console controller! Ideal for use with cell phones (docked via the enclosed mount), the 9 can also be used with a Smart TV L.Y.N.X. or media streaming box! Detachable keyboard module makes accessing social media or emailing a breeze and onboard microphone and media controls allow you to search for content and use with your media PC! The L.Y.N.X. can even break apart and connect to the supplied tablet stand for the ultimate in on-the-go gaming! 9 features a mouse trackpad and fully rechargeable battery.

Direct Purchase Link at Mad Catz – http://bit.ly/1OziuD1

 

Mad Catz – iOS – C.T.R.L. iMobile GamePad – $59.99

Mad-Catz Controller MFI Mobile Gamepad Made for Apple iPhone iPad iPod - 200

Offering console-caliber, award-winning performance, the C.T.R.L. delivers traditional gaming controls for devices running iOS 7 or later. Whether at home or on the move with the included smartphone clip, i C.T.R.L. transforms your iOS device into a portable gaming console. Connect your iPhone to your TV with Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter and you can enjoy an authentic arcade experience in your living room. Providing responsiveness that outshines controllers made for standard gaming consoles, C.T.R.L. is the premier controller for Apple devices, including the all-new Apple TV!

Direct Purchase Link at Mad Catz:  http://store.madcatz.com/platforms/iOS/Mad-Catz-C-T-R-L-I-MFi-Mobile-Gamepad-Made-for-Apple-iPhone-iPad-iPod.html

 

 

Mad Catz – R.A.T. PRO S Gaming Mouse – $69.99 USD

Mad Catz RAT Pro S Gaming Mouse for PC

Impossibly lightweight at only 77 grams, the R.A.T. PROS gamers simply looking for a rock-solid, high quality gaming mouse without extra frills. The R.A.T. PROS engineered for speed and simplicity. Armed with the PixArt PMW3310 infrared optical sensor, this mouse delivers accuracy and stability when gamers need it most. Onboard memory profiles allow gamers to customize their buttons and is the ideal mouse for tournament is super durable and incredibly fast, Precision Aim enables skillful aim through a quick DPI switch, instantly slowing down the DPI to a speed of their choice, ideal when lining up the perfect headshot!

Direct Purchase Link:  http://store.madcatz.com/Mad-Catz-R-A-T-PRO-S-Gaming-Mouse-for-PC.html

R.A.T. PROX Ultimate Gaming Mouse – $199.99 USD

Mad Catz RAT Pro X Ultimate Gaming Mouse for PC

The award-winning R.A.T. PROx adjustable, unique, and incredibly advanced gaming mouse designed for intense competitive play. The R.A.T. PROX redefines what an input device is capable of, being the first of its kind to feature removable Modular Sensor Units (MSU), allowing for on-the-fly module swapping and future upgrades. Gamers can remove the thumb piece, palm rests, pinkie grips and more for an unprecedented level of control and customization. In addition, the R.A.T. PROX first mouse to offer Analog Strafe control via the scroll wheel. Now, gamers can delicately push the scroll wheel left or right and be afforded with true analog control, just like a controller thumbstick! Pilot a craft, peak behind a wall, all via the scroll wheel of the mouse! Multiple patents and brand new technology make this truly, the ultimate gaming mouse.

Direct Purchase Link:  http://store.madcatz.com/Mad-Catz-R-A-T-PRO-X-Ultimate-Gaming-Mouse-for-PC.html

Tablets

Amazon Fire Tablet – $49.99

Powerful tablet at an incredible price with 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB Storage.  This low price tablet makes a great tech Christmas gift for kids young and old.  Read books, watch movies, play games and surf the web without the expense of higher priced tablet.

Amazon Fire Tablet Christmas Tech Gifts 2015

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices.
  • Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Direct Purchase Link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TSUGXKE/ref=fs_ods_fs_tab_fd

Amazon Fire Tablet Kids Edition – $99.99 Reg / $89.99 Sale

Full featured Fire tablet with 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB Storage, with Kid-Proof Case, Parental Controls and 2 year, no questions asked warranty.  This tech Christmas gift will make any kid happy.  The Amazon Fire Tablet kids edition comes in blue and pink.

Amazon Fire Tablet Kids Version

  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

Direct Purchase Link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YYZEQ1G/ref=fs_ods_fs_tab_fk

Star Wars

Star Wars Themed Zippy Sack – Twin $29.99 / Full $39.99

Multi-themed zippered fleece blankets with a hidden pocket.  This Christmas gift Zippy Sack will please any child.  The pictures don’t show it, but it is super soft and cozy.

Zippy Sack Star Wars Cat Disney

The hottest trend for the holidays this year is anything and everything Star Wars themed and ZippySack, a new, innovative line of kid-friendly zippered fleece blankets that allows kids to easily and creatively transform their bed into a cuddly friend just debuted their new Star Wars edition featuring lord Vader. With a simple ‘flip and zip,’ ZippySack makes a neat and clean bed in a synch and helps foster an early appreciation for responsibility. Each ZippySack comes complete with a secret side pocket for bonus storage. Choose from your favorite themed characters fromStar Wars, Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol as well as Dino, Kitty, Puppy, Flower, and Camo. Ages 4+, available in Twin ($29.99) and Full ($39.99) sizes (Walgreens, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Toys R US). www.zippysack.com

Direct Purchase Link at Target:  http://bit.ly/1Y0bleE

Star Wars:  Episode VII The Force Awakens – Animatronic Chewbacca – 17″ Interactive Figure – $129.99 Reg / $99.99 Sale

This animatronic Star Wars line from Thinkway Toys is the most technologically sophisticated Star Wars toy line created.  This is a serious tech Christmas gift as it moves, talks, and responds to voice commands.  It is probably best for the child that is old enough not to pull on his arms or throw him around.  Choose from Chewbacca, Vader, R2D2 and other Star Wars characters.

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Chewbacca 17 Inch Animatronic Interactive FigureIncludes:
• Interactive figures that respond to one another and to you.
• Approx. 15” in height
• Voice-activated figures that react differently to loud and soft voice tones
• Pre-programmable remote-controlled droids with over 1,000 action combinations
• Authentic movie voices, lights and sounds
• Articulated bodies – fingers, toes, and joints, ben, torso, limbs, mouth and head move
• And more

Toys R Us Direct Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/21NykhN

Additional Star Wars characters available.

Star Wars Animatronic Ineractive Toys

For Little Tots – Stocking Stuffer

“Jingle Bells” Toothbrush from Brush Buddies – $7.99

Brite Beatz Brush Buddies Toothbrush stocking stuffer idea

 

 

Just in time for the holidays…. the NEW Brite Beatz toothbrush features a fun synchronized light and music show while playing everyone’s holiday favorite song “Jingle Bells”, which plays for the dentist recommended 2 minutes to brighten your smile as well as your holiday season. Stick this in his/her stocking for a bright and cheery tech Christmas surprise.  Brushing has never been this much fun!

Direct Purchase Link:  http://www.brushbuddies.com/

Family Fun

Wonky – The Crazy Cubes Card Game – $19.95 reg / $17.95 Sale

Wonky Crazy Cube Card Game for the Family NewGet creative and have fun with Wonky on family night. This Christmas gift brings the family together.  Wonky is the fun-filled card game of building wobbly towers with odd-shaped blocks. Be the first player to get rid of all your cards without toppling the tower and you win! Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game makes a lot of family fun! By:  USAopoly.com

  • NEW Game for family game night
  • Unique Wonky blocks make stacking fun & challenging
  • Light strategy + topply tower building = a lot of family fun!

Amazon Direct Purchase Link:  http://amzn.to/1IDyL7Q

 

Exploding Kittens – Card Game

Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.  This is for a geeky family or teens.

Exploding Kittens Card Game

  • Family-friendly, party game for 2-5 players (up to 9 players when combined with any other deck).
  • This is the most-backed project in Kickstarter history and all cards feature illustrations by The Oatmeal.
  • Includes 56 cards (2.5 x 3.5 inches), box, and instructions.
  • This box, like 99.99% of boxes, does not meow.

 

 

 

Amazon Dirct Purchase Link:  http://amzn.to/1OPbpgJ

 

Christmas Gifts for Bigger Kids & Teens

Zagg Tadpole Active Bluetooth Speaker – $19.99

Rugged, Wireless Mini Speaker.  This makes a fun tech Christmas gift that you can hang on your back pack, jacket, running pocket, etc.

Zagg iFrogz Bluetooth speakers

  • Rugged: Water- and dust-resistant with a protective bumper, the Tadpole Active is perfect for every adventure.
  • Convenient: A built-in microphone and single-button control make managing music and taking calls simple.
  • Powerful: A 400mAh battery powers up to three hours of robust sound.
  • Portable: With an included carabineer, the Tadpole Active clips anywhere for the ideal on-the-go party.

Zagg Direct Purchase Link:  http://bit.ly/1YXvvIv

Zagg Phone Cases

These fun trendy phone cases are sure to please any smartphone yielding teenager.  I get lots of requests on tech Christmas gift ideas for teenagers.  Teens are challenging.  Here are some cool phone cases to keep your kid in style and keep the phone safe.

Zagg Cool phone cases for teens christmas gifts

Drop Guard Cases – $24.99

  • Reflexion Technology absorbs impact and redistributes it throughout the case; it’s so protective it passes rigorous MIL-STD-810G impact testing.
  • Slim and designed to offer maximum protection without bulk, the DropGuard slides easily into pockets and purses, but also features soft TPU to enhance grip.
  • The raised edge keeps your screen and camera lens from lying flat to help prevent scratches.
  • Compatible with all ZAGG InvisibleShield screen protection products for an added layer of security.

Fantastic Four Limited Edition Cases: $19.99

  • Protective: Each case passes MIL-STD-810G drop test standards and guards against scratches and dings.
  • Stylish: Available in two fantastic designs, you can choose the one that’s perfect for you.
  • Durable: The scratch-resistant coating ensures the stylish design won’t mar or fade.
  • Clever: Each Limited Edition Case works with all InvisibleShield screen protectors.

Direct Purchase Link: http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/cases

LAUT Cases – $24.99

LAUT, is a loud, bold, colorful international brand of trendy and hip iPhone and iPad case. My daughter uses the marble case and gets lots of compliments from her friends.

Laut Phone Cases Popular with TeensMade using state of the art IML technology, HUEX Elements is the ultimate soft case, with a tough exterior. Scratch resistant & quick to snap on, HUEX utilizes the most interesting patterns and classic colors that withstand the test of time.

  • Ultra scratch resistant TPU case
  • Durable & shock resistant with buttons cover
  • Ultra sharp transfer graphic
  • Laser cut IML transfer

 

 

Includes:

  • 2 x Front screen protector
  • Microfiber wipe
  • Squeegee
  • Dust removal tab

Direct Purchase Links:  http://www.itslaut.com/huex-elements-iphone-6.html/

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Don’t tell my kids but they will be getting some of these items for Christmas.  🙂  Enjoy your shopping!

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Francie

 

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