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What are some good electronic toys for kids?

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The Sphero BB-8, Kano Computer Kit and the SKEYE Pico Drone are all good electronic toys for kids, as of January 2016. The charming, app-controlled BB-8, based on a droid in the popular "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, uses magnets, a gyroscope and an accelerometer for high-tech electronic fun.

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The Kano Computer Kit is a good toy for kids interested in computer science. Suitable for 6 to 10 year-olds, the Kano is powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 and includes Wi-Fi and a touchpad keyboard. Designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computers, this kit also includes an open-source operating system.

The SKEYE Pico Drone is a tiny electronic toy for older kids. Known as the world's smallest drone, it measures less than an inch square. Best used outdoors in a wide open space, the quarter of an ounce drone hovers, flips, spins and dives using four tiny rotors.

Another good electronic toy is the Anki Overdrive race track set, which comes with two cars and 10 pieces of track. More than just a simple racing toy, kids control the Anki Overdrive cars using a smartphone. The cars stay on the track thanks to wireless communication between the cars and the track pieces, which connect via magnets for an easy building experience for even the youngest kids.

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