What the Tech?: Hot Tech Toys of 2011

What high-tech toys will your kids love getting this holiday? We've got the list

LeapPad Explorer by LeapFrog
Ages: 4-9 | MSRP: $99.99

From the makers of the 2010 Educational Toy of the Year comes a breakthrough-learning tablet made just for kids. LeapPad is a personalized learning tablet with a built in camera and video recorder. LeapFrog offers more than 100 learning games, books, and innovative apps, all that inspire kids and deliver educational value and fun. This is LeapFrog’s largest library ever and all cartridge games are also compatible with Leapster Explorer.

InnoTab by VTECH
Ages: 4-9 | MSRP: $79.99

The latest "kiddovation" from VTech - the InnoTab is a cutting-edge tablet for kids packed with interactive apps, learning games and creative activities. It uses VTech's Learning Lodge Navigator as a portal to download apps AND a progress tracker, so you can track how your child is learning, and it has touch and tilt sensors just like mom and dad's tablet.

Laser Stunt Chaser by Thinkway Toys
Ages: 4 and up | MSRP: $39.99

A high-speed, high-performance light-controlled R/C car but unlike traditional joystick controllers, the Lazer Stunt Chaser is controlled by a patented laser light controller. Simply point the controller, press the trigger, and wherever the laser shines the car will follow. For tight corners try the easy-to-use thumb controls. The Lazer Stunt Chaser also has variable speed controls and a turbo mode for extreme racers. Best of all, the Lazer Stunt Chaser is 2-sided for flip and go continuous action. Equipped with 2 channels so you can race against your friends.

Fisher-Price Kid Tough See Yourself Digital Camera by Fisher-Price
Ages: 3 and up | MSRP: $69.99

The Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera features easy, child-friendly controls including a rotating lens so children can easily take pictures or video of themselves. Rotate the lens back to see yourself or rotate forward to take pictures or video like a traditional camera. This fun digital camera also features: 4x zoom, 1.8” TFT colored screen, 256 MB memory, 1.2 mega pixel imager with low light capability, SD slot, wrist strap, fun stamper and distortion effects for pictures on the camera, and downloadable PC based software for additional special effects. This kid appropriate camera is built to survive, drop after drop after drop™. Requires 4 “AA” batteries, not included.

App Blaster by Spin Master
Ages: 8 and up | MSRP: $19.99

Lock’n’load your iPhone or iPod Touch and bring app gaming to the next level with the Appfinity AppBlaster! Using dual triggers, trigger-tap technology and augmented reality applications, the AppBlaster turns any environment into a virtual gaming experience. You can combat aliens in the real world as you witness the ultimate phone become the ultimate toy! Your iPhone/iPod touch connects securely and safely to the Blaster, locking it in place for high-intensity action.

Spy Gear Spy Video Car by Wild Planet
Ages: 8 and up | MSRP: $55.99 

The Spy Gear Spy Video Car VX6 lets you lets you explore all the action, indoors or out, without getting caught. Day or night, send your car on secret missions while watching the footage from the video screen on your remote control. See what your car sees—in real-time!

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