When the Today Show calls and wants to know “what’s new and fun for families” in my world, I scour the planet looking for genius new gadgets. Typically, prices need to be under $100 for gadgets we show off during these segments, but occasionally, they’ll let me sneak in one “splurge” idea too. After submitting about 40-different ideas, here are the top seven we showed off on Today. (With guest host, Brad Paisley, y’all!) Can’t wait to show you what we have “cooking” next!
High-tech walkie-talkie + interactive plushie that lets kids communicate with approved friends and family, safely and securely. It’s a great way to get them to wake up, come down for school on time, and connect or chat with your child right from work. Adults can reply back directly from the free Toymail app and kids can talk toy-to-toy too.
ROX ACTIVE GAMING CONSOLE $99.99
ROXs is an interactive game system that uses technology and digital gaming concepts – the two elements that make kids stick in front of screens – to get them to run, move and jump, unplugged. It’s like playing Super Mario in your backyard. The cool thing about ROXs is that kids can use their imagination to set up their own game rules. The pace of the game can be set according to the player’s skills by adjusting the distance. It’s great for both indoor play and outdoor play, and can accommodate up to 50 different player profiles at one time.
The TRONO Chair is a super comfy, lightweight, easy to carry lounge chair which easily inflates within seconds by waving it around in the air. It’s a much better alternative to lawn chairs or folding chairs, weighs just 1.7 pounds and packs up small enough to carry in a purse, tuck in a backpack, store on a shelf or in a slide in a drawer. It holds up to 330lbs. The TRONO Chair comes in five different colors and includes an interchangeable suede cover.
THE INSTANT BADMINTON COURT $99.95