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The music is in the shops and the adverts are on the TV. It’s officially Christmas, and time to start your Christmas shopping.As usual there’s an array of new toys on the market that you can expect to find on Christmas lists around the country. Here’s a roundup of the best tech-tastic toys and where to find them for the best value this side of the big day.Click on the image to get started

Tech-tastic toys for ChristmasThe best tech and gadgets for kids this ChristmasThe best tech and gadgets for kids this ChristmasSam Ashton2013-11-28T16:45:002013-11-28T16:45:00 trueTop Christmas toys 2013The music is in the shops and the adverts are on the TV. It’s officially Christmas, and time to start your Christmas shopping.As usual there’s an array of new toys on the market that you can expect to find on Christmas lists around the country. 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It’s not totally dissimilar to the original Furby, just with a brightly coloured coat, and several more interactive elements that you can implement using the optional Furby Boom app.Its RRP is €59.99 from LittlewoodsIreland.ietopFurby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Furby Boom  - 2(©Furby)Flying Fairy Flutterbye The Flying Fairy is, as you’d imagine, a fairy that flies. It’s guided by the user’s hand so is guaranteed to add a little magic to someone’s Christmas. This toy is usually was €39.99but Smyths are currently offering it for €34.99topFlying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Flying Fairy Flutterbye  - 3(©Spin Master Toys)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 BlasterThe latest product from the brutally fun Nerf range fires 3.2 foam darts a second as far as 75ft. It may cause bedlam on Christmas morning, but that’s all part of Christmas, right?It comes with 18 darts and you can get it for €35.99 (was €47.99) at ArgostopNerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS-18 Blaster - 4(©Nerf)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra A child-friendly tablet with a camera, a drawing space, a regulated web browser and hundreds of games, it is good for kids in more ways than one though. It’s durable, so should survive everything the little tykes will put it through.It’s valued at €144.99 but is available now for €124.99 from SmythstopLeapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra  - 5(©Leapfrog)Teksta Robotic Puppy Robot animals aren’t a new concept, but they always used to be a little bit rubbish. With voice recognition and over a hundred physical moves, including a backflip, the Teksta Robotic Puppy won’t be just for Christmas.Both the blue and the pink variations of the animal are available at Smyths for €64.99 (normal price €69.99)topTeksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Teksta Robotic Puppy  - 7(©Teksta)Playskool Showcam A great first camera for any budding photographers, the Playskool Showcam allows users to take pictures before adding fun animations and effects. They can even project the pictures at the touch of a button. It’s all very simple and suitable for anyone over the age of three.It’s available for €59.99 with no retailers currently showing any real discount.topPlayskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)Playskool Showcam  - 9(©Playskool)InnoTab 3S Another tablet for the kids, the InnoTab 3S is a great introduction to the pad world. It also has a child-friendly browser, and an app that allows parents to send a text message to the device. It also has a camera and basic editing tools. RRP of €119.99 however Smyths are currently doing an offer on the pink versionfor €89.99topInnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)InnoTab 3S  - 10(©VTech Electronics)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane.Although this remote control plane doesn’t fly, it’s a cool novelty that’s bound to please fans of Disney’s Planes. Holding two controls, the user holds out their arms and steers by moving in an aeroplane like motion. Dusty (the name of the plane) will also recite quotes from the movie.You can get it for €32.54 at Amazon.topDisney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty remote control plane. - 11(©Disney)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter This very cool looking remote control helicopter is suitable for the great indoors, which will save some numb hands on Christmas day. It’s easy to control, and you can even try flying two helicopters at once. You can get it from Amazon for €17.38topSyma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)Syma 2nd Edition S107 S107G New Version Indoor Helicopter  - 12(©Syma)RoboFishTech and wet stuff rarely go hand in hand, but when dropped in water, the RoboFish moves just like a real fish. Like a pet that will never die (until it runs out of batteries.) The bowl includes one fish and batteries, but you can buy eight different Robo designs separately. Available from Argos for €24.99topRoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)RoboFish - 13(©Zuru-Geemac)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam The Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam is a quite professional looking recording device that films in 360-degree panoramic video and includes a suction pads, a Velcro strap and a USB lead to allow a budding spy to review their snooping. Beware, you will be spied on.It’s typically being sold for around €62.87.topSpy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam  - 14(©Spy Gear)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet Binatone have added themselves to the children’s tablet market with the Appstar seven-inch tablet. It looks child friendly and durable, and comes with several apps already loaded on as well as a camera.It’s currently half price at Argos, making it €110.99topBinatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)Binatone Appstar 7 Inch Tablet  - 16(©Binatone)

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