This app-enabled BB8 droid is for any Star Wars fan who’s ever dreamed of having their own personal robot. Not only can you easily control it using your smartphone or tablet, this adorable astromech droid can also roam around on its own or abide by your voice commands. Bottom line: this is the coolest gadget for a Star Wars fan.
A lazy skater’s dream come true, the Yuneec electric skateboard will have you skateboarding everywhere within an 18 mile radius of your home. It can move up to 12.5 miles per hour and its speed can be easily controlled using either the handheld remote or the smartphone app. It also comes with a durable travel bag, making it a pretty tempting travel accessory if you’ve got the budget.
Slightly concerning from a privacy perspective, this Holy Stone quadcopter drone comes with a built-in HD camera and weighs just under 2 pounds. It’s affordable and durable, but not the fastest on the market, making it a great drone for beginners to learn from their mistakes on.
Unleash your inner geek! Ozobot 2.0 is a programmable Interactive Robot that lets you program your own personal interactive robot to do whatever you please. Through color coding and drawing paths, anyone can learn the basics of coding and deductive reasoning with Ozobot 2.0 —even a 5-year old! It comes with a website packed with programming resources and a fun app to get you started.
Powered by a pocket-sized USB-rechargeable Turbo Charged Egg, the app-enabled Bionic Remote Control Bird is the world’s first furtive drone and also the closest you’ll ever get to literally flying with the birds. While biomimetic engineering allows it to blend into nature without disturbing anyone’s natural habitat, you’ll have to look out for hungry predators. However, the engineers behind the Bionic Bird kept that in mind when designing it to be indestructible - while also including an extra set of wings. With the Flying App for iOS and Android, your smartphone becomes your remote control with a range of up to 100 meters.