The BIRTHDAYKINS and The HUGGALOONS from Digiplush

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My son likes toys that he can play with on his tablet- while I don’t think there needs to be an app for every toy, a few here and there are cute.  This one celebrates your birthday with you, which is adorable.  For his birthday month, he tried out a BirthdayKins and Hugaloons toy, which he can cuddle as well as use to unlock premium parts and features in an otherwise free app.  My son’s favorite part of the game is making birthday cakes and knocking down pinatas- he also likes that it remembers when his birthday is.  It’s cute.

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The first brand launching under the new Digiplush venture is “BirthdayLand.” Everyone celebrates a birthday, and yet this unique special day has never been supported by characters or a mythology similar to other major holidays.  Until now.  Each time a child blows out a candle, their wish drifts up to BirthdayLand, the place where their wishes comes true.  According to the BirthdayLand legend, everything that makes a birthday celebration special comes from BirthdayLand, from the candles on a cake to the paper wrapped around birthday presents.  The adorable characters of BirthdayLand, the Birthdaykins and the Huggaloons, will be the first physical products to market.  They are currently available at Toys”R”Us.

pic5The Birthdaykins are delightful birthday-themed plush toys that retail for $12.99.  They are the cute characters in BirthdayLand, the place where birthday wishes come true.  The Birthdaykins are also featured in the BirthdayLand app, which is filled with fun-tastic birthday-related games and activities.  The purchase any of the Birthdaykins includes a code that unlocks premium features inside the BirthdayLand app.  The app is a free download in the iTunes store, Google Play and Amazon Apps.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Tablet

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Tablets come in various sizes, one of the most popular is the 7.0″.  In this arena there are many options especially for kids.  One of the current stars in the tablet arena is Samsung.  One of the most recent additions is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.  This tablet differentiates itself from the rest on the market in one key category power.  Instead of giving kids an underpowered tablet/e-reader, Samsung gives kids a tablet that is not only safe and user friendly but also powerful and fast.

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The Galaxy Tab sports some incredible specs:

Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean

1.2 GHz Dual-Core

1GB RAM/8GB ROM

Dimensions: 4.37″ x 7.40″ x 0.39″

Camera Resolution Front 1.3MP

Camera Resolution Rear 3.0MP

Screen Resolution 1024×600
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Zoomer – the robot dog

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Technology is moving at an astounding pace, and almost every day it seems like there is an amazing new discovery or innovation.   One of those fields which are progressing astoundingly is robotics.

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Check out Zoomer, a new, robotic dog.

Zoomer is awesome in robot form.  He acts just as a puppy would.  He zips around, does silly things and even pees.  Yeah, I know.  By pees, I mean lifts his leg- no liquid comes out.  Zoomer’s commands vary from sit, lay down, play with me, to pee and guard me.  Each command is easy to use as well, with a tap on the head and saying the word Zoomer before it, the command is issued.  The booklet included with Zoomer includes most of his commands, even ones he hasn’t learned yet.  He learns them by being played with more.  There are also some commands which you and Zoomer will figure out together.
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