Gifts for teenage boys or girls can be hard to figure out, with so many cool tech toys on the market, which are the best of the bunch?
Look no further! Whether they are into robots, playing with drones, exploring virtual worlds, or are just in need of a simpler gift like a smart watch, we have some great tech gifts for teenagers.
Give the gift of education with build-your-own toys that get teens building robots and other cool toys. This adds to their STEM skills that can transfer over to the classroom as they learn.
Some of the best gifts for teenagers can be musical. Whether learning how to play an instrument, mixing sounds on a turntable, or making their own sounds on a computer program, music can bring a lifetime of happiness and creativity.
Teens love tech, and everything from smartwatches to virtual reality headsets are on the list. Old gift favorites like Star Wars are not missed out, so there is something for every teenage boy or teenage girl!
1. DropMix Music Gaming System
DropMix is the music gaming system that has taken the world by storm. It’s a card game that works with an app and an electronic gaming board. Players mix music tracks by placing the cards on the DropMix board. From the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, Harmonix Music Systems teamed up with Hasbro to produce this hit game. The ultimate gift for teen boys or girls, DropMix is recommended for 16+years.
2. Sphero Ring Specdrums
Specdrums are a set of rings used to create music by simply tapping on the Specdrum play pad or anything other objects such as books. The rings connect to the app via Bluetooth and have an inbuilt accelerometer, light sensor, and LEDs. Teens canexplore music creation by mixing loops, beats and sound packs to produce entire songs. From the creators of Sphero, Specdrums is a new release.
3. St. Noire – an Alexa Hosted Cinematic Board
St. Noire is a murder mystery board game with a twist. Alexa is the host, and players have to figure out who committed the crime by following clues and questioning suspects. Alexa provides the voices of the characters and background music to immerse players in the game’s atmosphere. This is one for older teens and parents to play.
4. Hearing Things Game
Hearing Things is a great take on the classic guessing games, with teens using a set of headphones that cancel out noise, while trying to guess what their friends are saying from the selection of game cards. An exciting tech game for all the family or for teens to play with friends.
5. Feel Flux
Feel like you are bending time with Feel Flux toy. This ultimate tech gift for teenage guys will have them questioning physics as they understand how science can impact gravity. Once the introductory thrill is over, they can purchase the skill set version and learn to do cool gravity defying tricks with this toy to wow their friends and family.
6. When in Rome
If you’ve got an Alexa at home, When in Rome is a trivia game that connects to it. Alexa becomes your game host and asks players a variety of questions about different parts of the world. The game is entertaining as Alexa has many voices and adds a touch of humor to the experience. A fun gift for Alexa fans.
7. Star Wars R2-D2 Droid by Sphero
The R2-D2 by Sphero is the perfect tech gift for teenage guys that love all things Star Wars. This upmarket droid has so many cool features, it’s the gift you’ll want to keep yourself. The droid moves like the real R2-D2 and is controlled by an app. When you watch the Star Wars films with him, he actually reacts. Plus he interacts with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids.
8. Polaroid Mint Wireless Mobile Printer
This cool mini printer syncs up to your phone via bluetooth and lets you print photos instantly. The Polaroid Mint prints out photos that are waterproof, tear-proof and that have a peelable adhesive backing. This printer works with zinc paper so that you don’t have to worry about dealing with any ink. It weighs only 5.7 ounces so you can take it with you wherever you go. Any teenage boy or girl will find this a useful present!
9. Anki Vector
Vector isn’t an average remote-controlled robot, he’s powered by artificial intelligence and packed with cool tech features. This version comes with a HD camera, so he can take photos through voice command. He can also show you the weather on his digital face screen display and make cute emotions. Vector knows when to charge himself, can avoid obstacles and moves around using his built-in sensors. Cosmo has been a great success and Vector looks to be following in his footsteps.
10. Fitbit Versa
[amazon box=”B07TWFWJDZ” template=”avgen” Trade in your ordinary watch for an updated and packed full of features smartwatch. The Fitbit Versa extends all the great features of the original Fitbit by adding a smart watch screen where users can interact with their favorite apps. Set it up to receive your email, call, calendar and text alerts. Also available are fun watch straps to fit your style.
Last update on 2019-12-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API