Innovation and inspiration for modern parents.
Get inspiring ideas, parent hacks and tips about tech, life and your child's future.

Nearly there!

Just check your inbox for an email from Quib.ly with a link to complete your registration.

If you don't see it, please check your junk folder.

169 results found

Results sorted by: Most recent

Results: 169, Pages: 9

Not found what you needed? Ask a question

Product

Make n Go Remote Control Car

Who is it for? Younger kids (ie ones who aren't embarassed to be playing with DUPLO) What are the benefits? It's a pretty simple little toy - a basic motor with wheels and controls for forward, backwards, left and right steering - with the ability to build on top of, and that's the beauty of it. The Make 'n' Go can be customised into pretty much anything, bringing functionality to the creativity. What’s so awesome about it? LEGO cars that actually drive, speedy and educational!

Product

Robo Fish Aquarium Playset

Who is it for? Neglectful kids who love pets. What are the benefits? It does pretty much what it says on the tin: the Robo Fish is a mechanical alternative to a real fish (so there's some extra novelty value), that acts just like its bonafide breathren. Just put it in water and it starts swimming around, running on an internal battery and never making you feel guilty for not changing the water filter. What’s so awesome about it? The perfect pet! Technical requirements? Batteries (included).

Product

OiDroids

Who is it for? 5 years and up (until they wanna make actual robots) What are the benefits? Okay, so they don't actually have any of the real functionality of robots - nor do they teach the engineering and programming know-how to run an actual robot - but these simple, colourful toys are fun and easy to construct. What’s so awesome about it? Cheaper than an R2 unit, and brighter too

Product

LEGO Life of George

Who is it for? Three years and up (choking hazards and all that). What are the benefits? Along with the inherent creativity and imagination that LEGO sets have inspired in kids for years, LEGO Life of George brings in a competitive element and turns building with the blocks from a solitary pursuit to fun for the whole family! What’s so awesome about it? Competitive LEGO! Technical requirements? An Apple or Android smartphone or tablet to play with!

Product

VTech Kidizoom Twist Plus Camera

Who is it for? Recommended for ages 36 months to nine years (it's easy to use and difficult to break). What are the benefits? Besides being a rather good digital camera for the young folks, the VTech Kidizoom Twist Plus has a rotating lens to reach any angle and includes built-in games, stop-frame animation function and basic editing that lets kids add effects, stamps and frames to images. What’s so awesome about it? Photos, videos, and editing, oh my! Technical requirements? 4 x AA batteries (included).

Product

Tamagotchi Friends

Who is it for? Six to 12-year-olds, or all kids who aren't allowed real pets… What are the benefits? Tamagotchis have all the responsibility of an actual pet, with none of the consequences should your kid forget about it for a day or nine. They have to feed it, clean it, and play with it, and now feature a 'bump' function which lets owners sent short text messages to their friends' Tamagotchis. What’s so awesome about it? Retro appeal with a modern flourish. Technical requirements? 2 x AAA batteries.

Product

VTech MobiGo 2

Who is it for? Kids aged two to eight. What are the benefits? Rather than simply imitating your grown-up tablet or mobile device, the MobiGo 2 is designed with kids in mind, with a range of educational games to go along with it. It also has a built-in keyboard, microphone, and motion controls to go along with the touch screen, meaning it helps test and develop nearly everything. What’s so awesome about it? Great techy developmental toy, plus it comes with a Cars 2 game! Technical requirements? 4 x AA batteries.

Product

Science Museum - Drinks Can Robug

Who is it for? Kids aged eight years and up (who like robots, obvs). What are the benefits? The Drinks Can Robug is cool on so many levels. Along with getting kids into, y'know, saving the planet and stuff, setting up the wires and screws to make the robot come to life is a nice entry into electronics. What’s so awesome about it? It's a robot that cares about the environment, what's not to like? Technical requirements? 4 x AA batteries.

Product

Net Nanny

Who is it for? Concerned parents, especially those with young children just starting out on the web and in need of some training wheels. What are the benefits? On the base level, there's that reassurance: for you, sure, but also for your kids. The controls let you set what they can and can't access online, meaning age-inappropriate sites are blocked and they can't accidentally stumble across them (although if they want to ‘accidentally’ stumble across them themselves, they might not thank you). What they may be less happy about is the email alerts it sends when they try to access blocked sites, or the fact that you can monitor all their social media activity. What’s so awesome about it? It’s a best of breed.

Product

OtterBox Preserver

Who is it for? Butter fingers of any age. What are the benefits? Look, at some point, you are (or someone else is) gonna drop your phone. Chances are good that it might be in water: a puddle, the washing up bowl, the bath. Regardless of who's to blame, the OtterBox Preserver cases fit snugly around your iPhone and keeps it safe up to two metres below water for half an hour. If you, y'know, are slow at picking things up. What’s so awesome about it? Colourful and useful!

Product

Kinectimals

Who is it for? Any age, so long as they've mastered the ‘tickling chin’ hand movement. What are the benefits? Keeping pets is a messy and expensive business, even if you're getting them from the shop in town rather than flown in from the African plains. Kinectimals lets kids interact with and grow a connection with a 'pet' that won't suffer from their getting bored of them, and also causes less of a stink. Unless Kinect incorporates smellovision. What’s so awesome about it? Cute creatures, intact furniture. Technical requirements? An Xbox and Kinect motion controller.

Product

Yo!Bot Mini-Robot

Who is it for? Any age, so long as you don't mind surrendering your phone for a bit. What are the benefits? Syncing up with an app on your tablet or computer, the smartphone 'brain' of the Yo!Bot Mini-Robot lets you control the robot in real time, program it to follow a path and even see what it sees (if your phone has a front-facing camera). So that's a lot of fun, matched up with some basic robotics and programming skills. What’s so awesome about it? It's a little more educational than Plants vs Zombies. And it’s pretty cool to see zipping about. Technical requirements? 3 x AA batteries (not included) and a smartphone to plug in.

Product

Crayola Sketcher Projector

Who is it for? Artistic doodlers aged six to ten. What are the benefits? Not only does it encourage kids to draw and be creative on something other than the iPad, it also lets them proudly display their works, which is quite the confidence booster. Plus it's awesome. What’s so awesome about it? Easier to clean than if they drew on the wall, ceiling, or any other surface... Technical requirements? 4 x AA batteries.

Product

Boogie Board

Who is it for? The forgetful, the artistic, the gadget-loving. What are the benefits? White boards are used a lot in schools, and taking notes is pretty important there too. The LCD screen of the Boogie Board is easy to write on, erase from, and is portable and light so it can be taken anywhere. Which is good, cos it's pretty flippin' useful. What’s so awesome about it? Remember that Buffy episode where nobody could speak? It'd be even cooler with this.

Product

X-Mi X Mini II

Who is it for? Kids who crave better sound than their tinny device speakers can manage. What are the benefits? The unique selling point of the X Mini II is the sleek design, with the wires tidied away beneath its base, meaning it won't add to the mess of cables that come with home electroncis, and the fact that the sound is so darn good. What’s so awesome about it? Cool and crisp sounds, without the tangles!

Product

LEGO City: Space Shuttle

Who is it for? Ages 5 to 12, due to choking hazards, from either small parts or space. What are the benefits? LEGO is partly celebrated for being a cool toy, and partly for inspiring creativity and invention in the young 'uns. The Space Shuttle set goes a little further in getting kids into space and all the wonderfully geeky stuff therein. What’s so awesome about it? One small step for man, one giant leap for your LEGO-loving kid

Product

Griffin KaZoo Penguin MyPhones

Who is it for? Younger music fans, or anyone with a soft spot for animals (and sensitive ears). What are the benefits? Apart from being super cute (had we mentioned that already?), these headphones include features designed specifically for kids, including cushion on the ear phones that make them comfortable to wear and 'built in volume-limiting circuitry' which means even when you're forcing your sprog to enjoy My Bloody Valentine, you won't be cursing them with tinnitus for years to come. Maybe that's a bad example. What’s so awesome about it? Especially designed for developing ears, style and function-wise!

Product

Sony SmartWatch 2

Who is it for? Anyone who's dreamt of being James Bond/a Power Ranger. Not one for younger children who are likely to take it off and leave it lying around but especially good for active teens. What are the benefits? Allowing your Android firm to stay firmly in your pocket, the Sony SmartWatch 2 lets you send and receive text, Facebook and email messages, as well as taking hands-free calls, which means that even if phubbing (phone snubbing) isn't completely extinct thanks to it, it's at least less of a big deal. Plus it's shiny. What’s so awesome about it? It's the future, maybe, and makes lifetracking easy.

Product

Crawl and Learn Bright Lights Ball

Who is it for? Babies (six months plus) and young toddlers who are still captivated by the simplicity of lights and moving shapes. Especially those that like to chase balls as they crawl. What are the benefits? It engages babies is a number of ways, appealing to those who want to explore and crawl around, and those tactile little ones that like to explore new objects with their hands. What’s so awesome about it? It sneaks some fundamental learning in (shapes, numbers, animals) but is still great fun. For those not quite crawling yet, this can encourage them to get moving. Technical requirements? Three AA batteries.

Product

Haynes Combustion Engine

Who is it for? Young engineers you wouldn't trust to dismantle your car engine (yet). What are the benefits? A simplified model of a real car engine - the Hayes Combustion Engine - the set comes with all the pieces plus instructions to build a fully-functional engine that works just like the real thing. Except it runs on vegetable oil instead of petrol, so your wallet can rest easily. What’s so awesome about it? A science experiment that really works! Technical requirements? 2 x AA batteries.

Not found what you needed? Ask a question