Best connected toys 2017: smart toys for kids of all ages

by admin October 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Whether you are into Star Wars droids that you can control, robots that talk to you or drones that battle each other, there’s never been a better time to release your inner child. Here we’ve gathered up some of the best connected toys we’ve played with over the last year. So, if you are looking to get something for the younger members of your family (or simply treat yourself with a cute little gizmo), you are in luck – there are a number of connected toys and smart trinkets listed here that you will want to play with.

As always, we tried to cover every aspect of the connected toy industry. Some require an existing game console to play (such as the Skylanders Imaginators game, which uses NFC-friendly models to create in game characters and items) while others – such as the brilliant Star Wars Battle Drones from Propel – can be used right out of the box. We’ve even gone as far as including more outside the box choices, such as a modern interpretation on the toy racing made popular by Scalextric back in the ’80s and a wearable that you can program to do astounding things.

Every toy on the list we’ve either extensively tested or played with enough to know how good it is. With that in mind, sit back, prime your bank account and prepare to become a kid all over again with our list of the best connected toys.

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