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Consumer Reports: Tech Toys for Kids This Christmas

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It's toy season! Eighty percent of the toy industry's $20 billion in sales comes during the last 6 weeks of the year. And increasingly, those toys are high-tech. But which ones are worth it? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine can help!

The $50 Imaginext Apptivity Fortress from Fisher-Price would be fun for any kid. But adding in an iPad makes it irresistible. When you put the iPad in, it becomes a whole different game because you are actually playing video games in conjunction with the fortress. ShopSmart says it's a terrific choice.

Classic toys such as Barbie have integrated LED technology, bringing her little black dress to a whole new level. Young designers pick colors and animate their creations. Barbie and her digital dress cost $50.

Another kid favorite is the LittleBits kit, a box of magnetized electronic modules that let you build a working circuit. The base kit, at 100 dollars, contains a lot of inspiration.

A really good science book becomes a really great interactive science book when you download amazing animations on your smart phone. And at $20, the Interactive Planets 3D from Popar brings the solar system alive. 

Complete Ratings and recommendations on all kinds of products, including appliances, 
cars & trucks, and electronic gear, are available on Consumer Reports' website. Subscribe to ConsumerReports.org.

 

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