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Five of the coolest connected toys you can buy right now

Five of the coolest connected toys you can buy right now

Since diving full-on into the connected space, I've started making things somewhat of a family affair, and having kids, that means I get to play with some awesome connected toys "for work". There are plenty of toys that I've been scoping out lately, but I have a short list of some of the...

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Anki Overdrive's modular track

Anki's next-gen robot racing game features jumping cars and modular tracks

It's no secret that Anki Drive has long been one of our favorite connected toys, and the next generation — Anki Overdrive — is looking to literally make a huge jump. The highlight of the new Anki Overdrive, due out in September 2015, is a modular track that replaces the roll-out mat of the...
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Anki Drive starter kits and expansion tracks on Black Friday sale

Anki Drive's excellent smartphone-friendly racing kit is seeing some steep price cuts for Black Friday. Until December 1, you can pick up the starter kit for $99.99, which normally goes for $149.99. Expansion tracks are each $20 off to boot. Normally they go for $69.99 a pop. Anki Drive is an...
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Race into the future with Anki Drive

It's something you may have seen during your travels on the internet or a trip to the Apple Store. Anki Drive is one of the coolest connected toys on the market today. It takes the classic action of slot cars and brings it into the future with power-ups, weapons, battle mode and more. If you'...
Race against the robots! Anki Drive released for Android

Race against the robots! Anki Drive released for Android

Anki is now porting its remote-controlled racing game Anki Drive to Android where you can control race cars on a real track using your smartphone. The game initially debuted on iOS and now owners of the Nexus 5 and the latest Samsung smartphones and tablets can join in on the action, though cross...
Anki Drive gets a price drop and new Spektrix car, Android app coming soon

Anki Drive gets a price drop and new Spektrix car, Android app coming soon

A new contender has joined the Anki Drive team, and it goes by the name of Spektrix. Bringing the full-lineup of cars to seven, Spektrix is dubbed the "cunning trickster" of the bunch. Mischief and sabotage are SPEKTRIX's keys to victory. Speed and power can't help enemies when SPEKTRIX's...
Five of the coolest connected toys you can buy right now

Five of the coolest connected toys you can buy right now

Since diving full-on into the connected space, I've started making things somewhat of a family affair, and having kids, that means I get to play with some awesome connected toys "for work". There are plenty of toys that I've been scoping out lately, but I have a short list of some of the...
Hands-on with Anki Drive - the coolest toy at the Apple Store

Hands-on with Anki Drive - the coolest toy at the Apple Store

When you walk into an Apple store, you're surround by bright lights, shiny screens and plenty of aluminum. Hidden past the sea of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks lies a small section of awesome connected accessories — everything from fitness bands to Phillips Hue to the most awesome connected toy...
Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

The folks at Anki Drive have released two new cars, two new tracks, and a new mode for their real-world iOS racing game today. Corax is one of the new cars, which is able to mount multiple weapons, while Hadion has a turbo boost function available right away. As for tracks, Crossroads adds the...