Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 10-Year Old Boys 2020

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Being 10 is a time of change and transition; children of this age are beginning to welcome the approach of adolescence and are firmly in the ‘tween’ age bracket.

Self-identity and self-esteem become much more important around this age as children develop more of a sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. For some children this age there will be a change in school, depending on the schooling system where they live, for others they will begin to experience different social settings in clubs and extra-curricular activities. Social interaction is increasingly important at this stage and children will become more skilled socially; being more able to navigate conflict, control their emotions and negotiate solutions with peers.

If you’re searching for a gift for a 10-year-old boy, this list may help you to find something special. We’ve put together a range of options, catering to different interests and skills so you will get plenty of ideas of what to buy.

Epson WorkForce WF-7710DWF Review

Epson WorkForce WF-7710DWF

Epson is one of the largest manufacturers of printers and imaging equipment in the world. With a legacy spanning over seven decades, the Japanese company is one of the names synonymous with printers. Recognized as the first company to develop the electronic printer, Epson is well known for Japanese quality and precision.

The Epson WorkForce WF-7710DWF is an offering from Epson that suits a small office, a home office, or a home that needs to print anywhere between 200 to 2,500 pages per month. It comes equipped with a large 10.9-cm color touchscreen and well-spaced keys easy to work with.

Epson SureColor SC-P800 Photo Printer Review

Epson SureColor SC-P800 Photo Printer

Epson is no stranger to the printer market and has been one of the leading names for many, many years. Products like the Epson SureColor SC-P800 is one reason the Epson name has had such staying power. In a crowded playing field of photo printers, the Epson SureColor SC-P800 stands apart from rivals like the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 by adding more paper choices, print speed, and a slight edge in print quality.

The Epson SureColor SC-P800 seems ready-made for a photographer’s wish list with its ability to print enormous images while being an affordable alternative to Epson’s pro-level 4800 and 4900 printers. The Epson SureColor SC-P800 represents an improved version of an already great printer with an established reputation. It is versatile in its ability to use all kinds of connectivity options and it will work in just about any operating environment. Able to print on widths of paper up to 17 inches, the Epson SureColor SC-P800 is a versatile machine for designers who need more from their printer.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Boys 2020

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By age nine, boys are a bit too old to be considered children, but a bit too young to be teenagers, and are instead somewhere ‘in between’. They have almost reached adolescence and the term ‘tween’ or ‘tweenager’ is very much applicable. Some parents find this a very challenging stage of parenting whilst others cruise through it with very few problems.

In many ways 9-year-olds still need the support, comfort and structure that they had from their families as children but they are also becoming much more independent and able to carry out a wide range of activities without so much adult support. When you are buying a gift for a 9-year-old this new-found independence means that an even wider range of options are available as they are able to have a go at more complex tasks by themselves. This list has been put together to support you in choosing a gift for a 9-year-old boy.

Canon Pixma G4510 Review

Canon Pixma G4510

Although Canon is best known for its photography equipment, it is also one of the leading manufacturers of printers and imaging equipment, with a market share of nearly 20% globally. Established in 1937 in Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as on the New York Stock Exchange. Canon products are widely recognized for their quality and reliability.

The Canon Pixma G4510 is a product that has been designed keeping in mind the needs of a small office or a home office that needs to print documents that are no larger than A4 and do so at low running costs and in a hassle-free manner. This is evident from the intelligent design that allows its trays to be folded away to make it compact enough to put away in a cabinet when not in use, and from the wireless connectivity options that are offered to make printing quick and easy.

HP Envy 5010 Review

HP Envy 5010

HP is a household name in computers and peripherals and is a leader in printers. We expect a reputed and established brand like HP that has stood the test of time for over 80 years to meet quality and performance standards while offering the latest and best technology. The HP Envy 5010 doesn’t disappoint.

The multi-functional HP Envy 5010 is an all-in-one inkjet solution for a home office or a small business that offers printing, scanning, and copying functions. It has a letter-size flatbed scanner that produces images at resolutions of up to 1,200 dpi.

The HP Envy 5010 is ideally suited for a home office or a small business that prints around 100 to 400 pages a month, though it can handle up to 1,000 pages per month if required. It comes equipped with a 2.2-inch monochrome touchscreen display and 256 MB of memory.

The HP Envy 5010 has all the features a small office could need.

The all-in-one supports duplex printing, churning out color prints with a resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi at a rate of 7 ppm. It prints monochrome at a rate of 10 ppm. The built-in Wi-Fi feature allows wireless printing, so you can send print jobs directly from your smartphone using apps like Mopria, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and HP’s very own ePrint.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Boys 2020

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Thirteen marks the beginning of the dreaded teenage years; as a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception. No longer do they see themselves as a child but instead they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old boy may begin to feel more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.

In some ways this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-olds still desire affirmation from adults, and care about what grown-ups think of them despite expressing the contrary! Choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old boys.

The 7 Best Noise Canceling Earbuds and Headphones of 2020

Panasonic HD805N Noise Canceling Over the Ear Headphones

The right noise-canceling headphones and earbuds can make a huge difference in how well you can focus or enjoy your music. It’s one thing to listen to studying music while in a crowded café; it’s another to do so when you have noise-canceling headphones blocking out distracting sound and letting you focus.

However, finding the right noise-canceling headphones or earbuds is tricky, particularly since everyone claims that theirs are the best. While we had a lot of contenders to go through, we found that the Panasonic Noise Canceling Over the Ear Headphones offers the perfect balance of quality, features, noise-canceling efficacy, and budget. We’d highly recommend them for just about everybody.

Take a look at our other top picks to see what else we found in our search for the best noise-canceling headphones and earbuds of 2020.

The 7 Best Wireless Earbuds of 2020

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Finding the best wireless earbuds around can be tricky given that every earbud manufacturer claims that their new pair is the “best”. But we feel that the TaoTronics Wireless Earbuds are ultimately some of the best buds you can find on the market regardless of your exact needs. They’re fairly affordable compared to other buds on the market, feature good sound quality and connectivity, and have excellent playtime that’s only exceeded by far more expensive earbuds. If you want to balance the overall budget and earbud quality, these are the picks for you.

But maybe you need wireless earbuds for a different need. In that case, keep reading our guide and check out what we chose for the best earbuds across several categories, including working out, iPhone connectivity, and more.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 6-Year-Old Boys 2020

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6-year-old boys can be a mass of contradictions; on the one hand they start to go to parties, play dates and school events by themselves, and on the other hand they crave the security and comfort of home and parents. It is a time of change.

Whilst many 6-year-old boys will develop some kind of hobby or interest indoors, such as board games, video games, or construction activities, they also still have tonnes of energy and will crave and need time outdoors. As school steps up and becomes more classroom-based this time outdoors becomes even more important. Around this age lots of parents seek to involve their child in sports to keep them physically active and healthy.

If you’re looking for a gift for a 6-year-old boy there are plenty of options based on indoor and outdoor interests. We’ve put together a list that incorporates a variety of these ideas so that you can find the perfect gift for a 6-year-old boy that will also benefit his development.