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3 Electronic Toys to Keep Kids from Driving You Crazy on Long Trips

10 August 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

Yeah, long trips don’t go well with most kids’ attention spans. But with these electronic toys, little ones will have something to keep them occupied for hours and give you a peace of mind.

Whether taking the skies or hitting the road, the idea of traveling with kids can strike worry in the minds of many parents, even the most seasoned ones. Most kids have short attention spans but you can keep them busy by providing them electronic toys that offer entertainment and diversion.

LeapFrog Epic

Tablets are indispensable gadgets in any family’s travel arsenal. They provide a wide range of entertainment for children, from a wealth of games to a plethora of video watching apps. For younger kids, we’d recommend a kid-focused tab like the LeapFrog Epic. It features a playable homescreen, allowing them to create animations by moving cars, floating balloons, etc. It also includes learning games that foster children’s curiosity and critical thinking, building their confidence and comprehension.

Like most tablets in the Hong Kong, LeapFrog Epic allows kids to explore and go to any child-friendly sites they like as long as you provide them access. This safe browsing experience will make you feel comfortable leaving your child alone with it. Moreover, the LeapFrog Epic comes with multiple modes like music, creativity, and learning, teaching kids fundamental concepts for understanding the world.

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Nintendo 2DS

When kids are bored, they often drive their parents crazy, either by screaming in the backseat or disturbing other passengers. A gaming gadget like Nintendo 2DS, however, can placate this behaviour, keeping your kids occupied for hours. With its robust construction and ergonomic design, the Nintendo 2DS is definitely built for children. It can withstand a bit of knocking and tossing around, although it’s not impervious to scratches and dents. So, if you are in the market for one, we’d recommend that you pair it with a case.

The 2DS allows kids to play all their favorite 3DS and DS games. Not to mention, they can download other games and save those through its 4 GB SD card. If your little one is pestering you for that Super Mario 3DS game, then the Nintendo 2DS could be what you’re looking for.

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Starter Pack 3DS
From HK$ 284.00 Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will take players on a journey like no other as they collect, battle and trade Pokémon while trying to stop a shadowy group with plans to alter the Hoenn region forever. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will explore the mystery of Mega Evolution even further, a powerful Evolution that only occurs to some Pokémon during battle. For Mega Evolution to take place, Trainers need a Key Stone to resonate with a Mega Stone held by a Pokémon during battle. Twenty-eight Mega Stones have been identified since they were introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, but it is said there are still more Mega Stones to be discovered in the Hoenn region. Featuring Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, a new transformation of the Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre. These two extremely powerful Pokémon clashed in an epic battle that once sent Groudon into a long slumber within the magma beneath the planet’s crust and drove Kyogre into a deep sleep at the bottom of the ocean floor. The awesome transformation is a result of Primal Reversion, when Groudon and Kyogre reclaim their original power from nature’s energy and obtain even greater power than they already have. The power within Primal Reversion is still being discovered, as well as what connection may lie between Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution. Embark on a new adventure through the Hoenn region, an area rich in natural beauty, that contains a cave that shows a scene described in legends. Experience the awe of Primal Reversion, a new, extremely powerful transformation undergone by Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre. Get even closer to solving the mysteries of Mega Evolution as more Pokémon gain this powerful ability.

View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack

If your child is getting bored from staring out of the plane window, wielding this VR from View-Master takes your kid to spectacular places like the outer space, the animal kingdom, and much more! With its 360 degrees of playful and immersive learning, this VR can offer the same educational value as traditional books. It’s a cool way for children to learn more about the world through technology. At the same time, a way for parents to avoid the dreaded question “are we there yet?” asked incessantly.

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Traveling with kids is not hard; it only takes a little extra planning to make travel fun and exciting for all. And don’t forget to bring some travel essentials with you including our recommended gadgets.

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