Toys aren’t just for kids anymore. This year, some of the coolest tech products have one goal in mind — fun!
Whether it’s the latest and greatest in gaming or gadgets that help you capture every moment of the fun in the coolest possible way, these toy trends are making big waves through technology.
Pets can be a lot of fun to play with, and they can also be a fair amount of work. Meet CHiP, the robot dog that uses artificial intelligence algorithms to get to know you. This pup will respond to situations, gestures and commands that almost make you feel like he’s real. Almost.
Gaming, Gaming, Gaming
Let’s start with virtual reality. You’ve heard of VR, right? The immersive, new technology that lets you scale Mount Everest or live inside your favorite video game, all from the safety and comfort of your living room. For PC gamers, Oculus Rift is a must-have.
If you own a PlayStation 4, PSVR is definitely for you (and if you want to check it out beforehand, swing by Best Buy for a demo). For those who don’t have a PS4, don’t sweat it. The Homido VR headset uses your smartphone to create a quality VR experience.
And those who want to relive past trends (because what’s old is new again, right?) take a peek at the NES Classic Edition. This mini console is packed with 30 of your favorite original NES games and looks just like your first Nintendo, only smaller.
Fun with tech doesn’t mean staying inside all day. As you’re out biking, snowboarding or hiking, make sure you’re capturing every moment. Action cameras like the GoPro Hero5 and Nikon KeyMission 360 are two favorites. GoPro’s simple, compact design is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Nikon KeyMission 360 camera shoots 360-degree photos and videos, letting you capture every angle of the action.
If you want to take your photography skills to the next level (literally) — or if you just want to brush up on your flying skills — check out drones. Many of them let you attach a high-resolution camera to take photos and videos from right under the clouds, like the DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter, which has its very own 4K camera.
Check out what other trends the experts at Best Buy are seeing by visiting the Top Tech 20 page.
If you want to see these and other products in person and learn more about them, as well as others, visit your nearby Best Buy store and talk with an expert Blue Shirt.