Best Robot Toys 2021

Best Robot Toys

Robots are an exciting toy that children have been interested in throughout the years, but as technology has moved on robots are now becoming part of our everyday lives; think self-checkout at the supermarket, robot vacuums in the home, or even the robots used in production lines producing things like car parts. As we move into the future it’s likely that robots are going to do more and more; self-driving cars are already being explored and as this industry booms more workers will be needed, so building the skills needed to work in this sector is a smart move.

Children are innately attracted to robots perhaps because they seem to cross a boundary between animate and inanimate, they are not human and yet they are strangely recognizable and sometimes even seem friendly. As such many children dream of having a robot friend, or at least a robot servant to do their chores and homework for them! But playing with robots has many more developmental benefits than simply getting jobs done or having fun. Playing with robots can help to increase children’s skills with using technology, build coding or programming skills and increase understanding of cause and effect. Here we’ve listed some of the best robot toys for 2021 by age group and highlighted what to look out for when buying for each age group too.

30 Gift Ideas for 17-Year-Old Boys in 2021

Hasbro DropMix Music Gaming System

At age 17, boys are still growing and changing physically but they’re about to start the last stage of adolescence and are getting ready to move into adulthood. Age 17 is a crossroads for boys; whilst they might be thinking about their future and goals, this may also be something that they are putting off.

Adult support continues to be important throughout this year even though 17-year-old boys seem incredibly independent! This growing independence also means 17-year-olds tend to spend more time alone or with peers, so it might be difficult to know what to buy him as a gift. We’ve put together this guide of the best gift ideas for 17-year-old boys to help you choose a gift that he will love, want, need and use.

The 7 Best Wireless Earbuds in 2021

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.

The 7 Best Noise Canceling Earbuds and Headphones in 2021

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 in 2021.

Best Race Tracks for Kids 2021

Best Race Tracks for Kids

Race tracks are a fantastic and timeless toy for children, and their appeal spans many age groups. In fact, it’s not unusual to find grown-ups wanting to have a go too! The appeal of race track toys seems to endure through many generations and many grandparents have a set of tracks in the attic which they will get out when grandchildren come to visit because, despite the growing popularity of technological gadgets, race track toys seem to remain popular.

30 Gift Ideas for 16-Year-Old Boys in 2021

Blumtal Pizza Stone with Paddle

16-year-old boys are at a developmental stage where they can bring both an overwhelming sense of pride and a whole heap of stress and frustration to their friends and family. Whilst it’s not easy to deal with a teenager’s rudeness, laziness or grumpiness, these are often short-lived and developmental milestones! So, try to roll with it and focus on the joy that 16-year olds can bring too as they grow up, become their own person, hone in on their interests and accomplish all manner of things.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Boys 2021

Lacoste Analogue Classic Quartz Watch

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.

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.

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.