Try to say “ten top tech toys” ten times fast! Or should it be “top ten tech toys”? However you want to say it, check out this list of gift ideas for teens that will appeal to their love of technology. Hopefully these items will also offer educational value, help improve their daily living, and make the most of their time. We’ve included tech toys with a range of price points to fit any budget, and listed them in order from lowest to highest cost. (If you click to purchase something through the images/links on this page, we’ll receive a small commission from Amazon.)
Segoal Earth Lamp Night Light – This is a beautiful nightlight for young scientists, gamers, or teens who may not want to have a traditional nightlight in their room. It reminds you of the earth that astronauts photograph from space. The blue light is soft and calming, and lasts for up to 15 hours, great for anyone who would like a little more light at night. You can also change the color for a romantic or vibrant mood. Choose from sixteen different RGB colors and four modes, conducted through the touch button and remote control. The lamp comes with a USB power cord and you will need a wall plug adapter for it if you want to plug it into a wall outlet.
Xenvo Pro Lens Kit – For iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Note, Google Pixel, Huawei and more. CONTENTS INCLUDE: TruView 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, Clarus 15x Macro Lens, TruGrip Lens Clip, GlowClip Mini Rechargeable LED Light + Charging Cable, Quick-Release Lanyard, DuraCase, EasyClip, Cleaning Cloth. Shoot stunning photos of people, pets, travel scenery, landscapes, architecture, selfies and more. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and premium optical glass for durability and clarity. Multi-element, coated glass lenses minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts. Xenvo cell phone lens attachment is ideal for hobbyists and photography pros alike. The travel case stores and protects all lens kit components snugly and safely, while the quick-release lanyard makes it a cinch to access your Xenvo lenses in a flash, so you never miss another photo moment.
Water Garden Fish Tank – This mini aquaponic tank is a closed-loop ecosystem — the fish waste fertilizes the plants on top, and the plants filter and clean the water for your fish. You can even add a snail for good measure. This is a stress-free, self-cleaning tank. The Water Garden aquaponic kit comes with everything you need to get started including: Organic Microgreen Seeds, D-Klor and Zym-Bac, Growstones, Fish Food and Coupon. It also comes with a free STEM curriculum on aquaponic and hydroponic systems, perfect for students who are passionate about green technology.
Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Kit – Grab a sheet of paper, fold it, and go! Instantly put yourself in the cockpit of an amazing smartphone controlled paper airplane that does high speed tricks. The Bluetooth module, which includes autopilot control, connects to your phone so you can enjoy the sensation of flying paper, foam, and even Balsa Wood airplane models. Experience the aerodynamic forces that make flight possible through various wing configurations. Lift, drag, thrust, and gravity are learned first hand. A 30 minute quick charge gives you 10 minutes of flight time along with an incredible range of up to 230ft! The nearly indestructible heavy-duty carbon fiber body includes a nylon reinforced nose and motor mount designed to withstand bumps, bangs, and even an unexpected crash. And if your plane flies out of range, the onboard computer will safely land itself!
XP-PEN Deco 2 Graphic Tablet – XP-PEN is perfect for anyone who likes to combine technology and art. The XP-PEN Deco 02 graphic tablet has a large 10 x 5.63 inch working area, offering you enough space to draw and create with ease. It is designed for both right hand users and left hand users. Six round, customizable shortcut keys fit easily to your finger tip for creating a highly ergonomic and convenient work platform. The Deco 02 is only 9mm thick, allowing for easy portability. The sleek newly designed silver roller wheel with hollow mirror plating is designed to streamline your workflow and operate non-intrusively. The new advanced P06 passive pen neither requires battery nor charging, and it was made with a hexagonal design for a traditional pencil-like feel! Specially designed for the Deco 02, it delivers fast and fluid performance with a comfortable grip, making lines flow smoother and work faster. There is even an eraser on the end. The XP-PEN Deco 02 is NOT a standalone drawing pad, and it must be connected to a device to work. But the Deco 02 not only supports Windows 10/8/7, Mac OS X 10.10 and above, it’s also compatible with many major designer software such as Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Clip Studio, Manga Studio, Windows Paint 3D, Gimp, and more. The XP-PEN Deco 02 is not only great for drawing, painting, and sketching – it’s also useful for online teaching / e-learning / remote work. Made in Japan just like the Wacom tablet that most professionals use, but for a lower cost.
Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station – Oregon Scientific’s most popular weather station! Compact, stylish, and easy to use. A true wireless digital weather station. The display unit and remote sensor powers on standard AA batteries and will last for over a year without the need to change batteries. Monitor up to 4 locations, and up to 100 feet away. With graphical icons and weather alerts, it will advise you of local weather warnings such as heat, wind, fog, and frost. Includes self-setting atomic clock.
Click and Grow Smart Garden – Brighten up your home this winter with a touch of fresh greenery and beautiful Scandinavian design (in white, gray, or beige). Get growing right away with this self-contained indoor garden. The kit comes with 3 mini tomato, 3 basil, and 3 lettuce pods (non-GMO). Or, experiment with your own seeds! It has a self-watering reservoir and built-in LED grow lights that mimic natural sunlight. Technology does all the work so you don’t have to!
Beam Wearable Smart Button – You know those electronic billboards that display digital images that are changed by a computer every few seconds? Now you can show the world exactly what inspires you in real time with the BEAM wearable smart display! BEAM support for your school, teams, favorite causes, bands, hobbies, friends and family. Display GIFs or make your own slideshow using personal photos, images pulled from the internet, or use the easy design tool. When you go to a themed party or holiday event (Christmas, Valentines, whatever), you can decorate the button to match. It has practical uses, too. For example, one photographer of children says “This would be GREAT to flash words and pics on to get kids to ‘SMILE HERE’!” Besides being a fun conversation piece, it’s also a personal safety device. You can BEAM YOUR LOCATION via a Panic Button feature that sends a map link and text message from your phone to up to four contacts.
da Vinci Mini Wireless 3D Printer – How would you like to own a real 3D printer! This one is small, with a 6-inch square print bed, but it works. It uses PLA filaments made from environmentally-friendly corn starch. They are DEHP-free and heavy metal-free, ensuring that the prints are safe for children and family. (Replacement filaments will cost between $20-30 each.) The XYZ da Vinci mini 3D printer is lightweight and compact to fit easily in tight places. Make your dreams into reality with the FREE downloadable version of XYZmaker 3D modeling design software for beginners.
MUSE 2: The Brain Sensing Headband – Calming the mind is the gateway to better concentration. The Muse headband will train a student to calm their thoughts so that they can become more focused at the task at hand. This device reacts to your state of mind and sends weather sounds relating to your mood – peaceful when you’re calm; wild and windy when you’re not at rest. The Muse headband is a great tool to start you on your way to improving focus. You put the headphones in your cell phone (turn it on airplane mode so you won’t receive notifications), and you pair the device with Bluetooth. Open the app, and set it up. The headband uses EEG technology to detect brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to provide real-time feedback through immersive sound experiences. For example, say it’s raining and windy, but if you relax your mind, the wind settles down. Relax it more and the rain stops. Relax it more and everything gets quiet. Relax it more and you hear birds chirping. But then if you notice the birds chirping and start thinking about it, the rain comes back. If you still keep thinking about it, the wind comes back, and so on. Which means you have to quiet your mind all over again. This tells you how quickly your mind starts to wander! So if that’s all you want to know, the Muse is a pretty high-priced toy. But if you’re into meditation, it can prove quite useful.
Well, now you know what tech toys are on our wish lists. 🙂
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