Christmas is one of the most prospective times of the year – and for some retailers the stock planning starts now. Matthew Jarvis takes a look at some of the tech gadgets and toys that could be a real hit this festive season...
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The Kurio Tab kids’ tablet features unique motion technology which uses the integrated cameras to sense and track the user’s body movements, and enable full control of games. Ten Kurio Motion apps come pre-loaded.
Specs: Intel Atom Z2520, Android 4.4 KitKat,1GB RAM, seven-inch display, 8GB storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.
CELLUON EPIC PROJECTION KEYBOARD
This projects a fixed keyboard pattern onto any flat and opaque surface using a safe form of laser. Users can then type on the projected full-size keyboard. An added feature tracks the user’s movements for mouse-like control.
Specs: Full-size keyboard, 19mm key pitch, 350 characters per minute recognition rate, driverless HID.
Distributor: Avenir Telecom
These Bluetooth-equipped mini robots can play football, hockey and sumo wrestle. They can be controlled via touchscreen or motion controls from a smartphone using the BotPad app. A goal and football are included.
Specs: iOS, Windows Phone and Android support, Bluetooth 3.0, includes goal, ball and shirt stickers.
KIDIZOOM SMART WATCH
Designed specifically for children, this smartwatch includes a touchscreen with customisable analogue and digital watch faces. Other features include a photo and video editor with stamps, and an in-built voice changer.
Specs: Camera, alarm, stopwatch, voice changer, comes pre-loaded with three games.