On the third part of our “Today’s Holiday Toys,” series, we look at what to give teens. Rosemary Ellis, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, was invited on the “Today” to show viewers some products that will big this holiday season for teenagers. Here’s the publication’s hot picks:
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Our teen testers loved these gifts. But you will love them too. They aced the Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s tests for safety, performance, and ease of use.
Gifts for teens
RCA Small Wonder Digital Camcorder
It records up to 30 minutes of video, connects to any computer for downloading, and easily plays back video.
I-Fish Speaker from Hasbro’s Tiger Electronics
Plug an MP3 player into this speaker and the fish lights up, makes underwater sounds, and wiggles to the music.
Ten Technology naviPLAY Bluetooth adapter for iPod
Using wireless technology, these products work together to provide digital audio streaming, giving you untethered use and control of your iPod.
$99.99 at Radio Shack; www.tentechnology.com or www.radioshack.com
Motorola Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
Wirelessly plays music transmitted from Bluetooth enabled devices. When paired with cell phone, it automatically pauses music when there is an incoming call and resumes that music when call is ended.
This newest player uses two-handed wireless controllers, letting players use physical motion to mimic character movement. Games on this system are often played while standing up.
under $250 (will go on sale November 19); www.nintendo.com
For more ideas, check out Good Housekeeping's website at www.goodhousekeeping.com.
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