Gift guide: Tech toys and gadgets for kids
Tetris lovers of all ages will dig this stackable LED desk lamp, and its seven pieces -- like the video game -- can be stacked in nearly endless combinations. The light flicks on when the pieces are stacked together and stays off when they're dissembled. The whole thing plugs into a wall outlet and is available for $39.99 from ThinkGeek.
Tetris stackable LED lamp
Experimental fuel cell car science kit
Atari Flashback 4 retro gaming console
Star Theater Pro
Nook HD tablet
GoGroove portable speaker
- Here are 10 suggested gadget gifts for kids (or youthful adults)
- The list emphasizes gifts that are educational as well as fun
(CNN) -- Buying gadgets for kids these days seems simple: Just get them something with a glowing screen and they'll be satisfied.
But there's more fun -- and educational -- stuff out there than phones, tablets and portable gaming devices.
In compiling these suggestions we've sought to emphasize tech gifts that are -- horrors! -- educational as well as fun. Here are chemistry sets, model rockets and little renewable-energy cars you build yourself. (OK, we threw a tablet in there, too.)
Some of these require assembly and would make fun parent-child projects, if you have time for that.
What's topping Santa's wish list?
If you don't, we offer a portable speaker in the shape of a panda. Happy shopping!
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