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Smart Watch for Smart Kids
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Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 1.18.52 PMVTech’s Kidizoom Smartwatch, selling for around $50, isn’t just a tool to help your child learn time, but also serves as a pushbutton camera (with customizable filters and frames for pictures), a voice recorder and mini-video (60-second) recorder.

The Kidizoom Smartwatch comes with four games, voice-altering effects, and more than 50 face designs. Time displays include both analog and digital, and the watch includes alarm and timer features.

The watch includes a USB cable that lets you charge it, as well as upload pictures from the watch to your computer or tablet.

Parental controls are included for game-playing limits, and the wristband is made with endurable rubber. Games that come with the Kidizoon Smartwatch are Super Detective, Rotating Puzzle, Finger Dance, and Time Master–and parents can purchase and download more games through VTech’s website.

The Kidizoom Smartwatch is available here.

Kids, watch this!
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vtech watch

Dick Tracy would be envious: it’s not just a watch, it’s a camera!
With the Kidizoom Smartwatch, “young photographers can take photos and videos on the go,” VTech says.
The color touchscreen can be set with 50 clock-face designs.
There’s also a voice recorder, with “wacky voice-changing effects,” and four learning games.

VTech’s first portable camera “watch will create an entirely new play experience for kids 3 and older,” the company says.
It’s $60 here.

 

Don’t drop this cam
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Dropcam

There are a lot of “baby cams” on the market, offering many ways to keep watch over your child when you are out of the room. One great choice was first designed as a general-purpose surveillance camera, not a parental device — and so it may deliver more features at a less boutique-y price.

The Dropcam is a $150 HD-resolution camera that sends a WiFi signal you can see and hear on your smartphone, or over the Web on a computer.
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