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Tech Toys for Kids

Boot Camp feature for Friday, December 7, 2007

Tech toys for kids. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Back when I was growing up…there was nothing better than a toy that let you blow things up…like say…a chemistry set. Some of the coolest toys today let kids blow things up too….but in a different sense. Jakks Pacific makes a toy called the EyeClops….that is essentially a powerful digital magnifier….that uses your TV for a display. Senior VP Genna Rosenberg…

"This is a bionic eye that magnifies everyday things 200 times on the television. So it really makes ordinary, everyday things look extraordinary. There are so many things that kids can explore that are not visible with the human eye. So, for example, there is micro writing on money."

The price under 50 dollars. If you've got a young would be scientist old enough to use a computer, Digital Blue makes the QX5 and Smithsonian branded digital microscopes. They can save those magnified images or even video to a PC or Mac. They sell for about a hundred fifty dollars. For younger kids…VTech has updated its V.Smile line of learning video game machines…

"And it's been updated with a new sing along microphone as well as a joystick that now has a writing pad a stylus."

Marketing director Samara Tuchband. You can find the V.Smile TV Learning System selling for under fifty dollars. They even make a model designed for children as young as 9 months. You can find us on the Web at bootcamp.com. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.