2006 Back To School Gadgets
From spy binoculars to electronic globes, Kidzworld checks out some of this year's best back to school gadgets and gizmos.
Back-to-School Gadgets - SmartGlobe 3D Interactive GlobeGive yourself a fighting chance against those nerds in geography class with the SmartGlobe 3D Interactive Globe from Oregon Scientific. Use the SmartGlobe to do a digital tour around the world using more than 25 different activities including country capitals, currency conversions and national anthems. This global gizmos also has multi-player games for up to four players. For more info, head to www.oregonscientific.com.
Back-to-School Gadgets - iQuest Handheld From LeapfrogThe iQuest handheld is a game based-system that includes thousands of questions and answers on the key topics from the most commonly used math, science and social studies textbooks. You just pop a subject cartridge into the iQuest handheld and just like that, there's a quick quiz on quadratic equations, american history or any other school subject. This gadget includes animations, quizzes and it's both fun and educational. The iQuest handheld also includes a calendar, scheduler, calculator, address book and dictionary. For more info head to www.leapfrog.com.
Back-to-School Gadgets - Sonic Sleuth Listening Device & BinocularsKeep tabs on your secret crush, scope out the hottest cheerleaders or have the best view of school football games with the Sonic Sleuth Listening Device and Binoculars. These high-tech binoculars come with a built-in ultra-sensitive listening device, which allows you to see and hear faraway subjects undetected - perfect for collecting the hottest school gossip! An all-important frequency controller blocks noise above 85 decibles that could be harmful to your ears, such as loud-talking science teachers or overly-talkative chess-club nerds. For more info, head to www.fao.com.
Back-to-School Gadgets - Littlest Pet Shop Electronic PetHead back to school with a new Littlest Pet Shop Electronic Pet. These virtual pets come in tons of cool animals like puppies, kitties, hamsters and iguanas - and are the perfect distraction from the boredom of that first back-to-school assignment. Littlest Pet Shop Electronic Pets can be easily attached to cell phones, key chains, backpacks or even clothing. For more info, head to www.hasbro.com.