Some top-rated gadgets for 10-year-old boys, as of 2015, include light-up Bike Brightz and Wheel Brightz for bicycles, the Magnet Levitation Kit and the Perplexus rolling puzzle. For older boys and teens, the Xbox One, Tablet, Roku 3, Kindle Fire, iPad Mini and Wii U are top-rated electronic gift ideas.
Classic science gadgets such as snap circuits are a favorite open-ended gift for older children. Children interested in music may enjoy other highly-reviewed gadgets, such as Tiger Electronics' POWER TOUR Electric Guitar that features sensors instead of guitar strings. For interactive puzzle lovers of all ages, there is the Rubik's Revolution from Techno Source, which features multiple games and a metallic look. Older children and teens interested in fitness or sports training may enjoy the Fitbit Flex, a waterproof device that tracks steps taken and calories burned. All of these top-rated gadgets are suitable for both boys and girls.
Many parents and caregivers opt to purchase new technology for themselves and pass their old models to their children. Tech gifts, such as the Kindle or iPod, may be used to encourage educational activities such as reading, practicing music and listening to audio books. Educational applications for math, reading and homework help can also be installed in some gifts.