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bloom zen stroller and yoga newborn nest Introducing bloom's zen stroller & yoga newborn nest, in vibrant CMYK colors. Paired together, these bold innovations from bloom offer new parents the complete newborn travel solution—in a style all its own. Zen has a cutting edge, one-handed fold design, super slim size when folded for stashing in tight spaces, first-of-its-kind solar lighting system for added safety and is freestanding when folded flat with unique multi-direction wheeling. The yoga newborn nest 3-in-1 system acts as a baby lounger, travel bed, and newborn cradle. It has two recline positions, a comfy and supportive mattress and folds flat to less than 6", for maximum portability. >Learn More

ChiliPad™ ChiliPad™ is a cooling mattress pad with a cooling and heating temperature control system. It regulates the surface temperature of your mattress so that you sleep comfortably all night long. With ChiliPad™, you pick your ideal sleep temperature and maintain it all night, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. We are featuring the Standard Dual-zone King Size because it just may save you from going to bed angry over the room temperature! >Learn More
Toshiba Ultrabook U945-S4380 Slim, sleek and ready to travel. That's the Toshiba Ultrabook U945-S4380 with Windows 8, available at RadioShack. This blue beauty is ready to hit the road with you whenever you go. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you and so you'll get more done faster and easier than ever before with 1.8GHz Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor, 3MB cache Core™ and 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mobile Intel HD Graphics, 500GB HDD, Built-in stereo speakers and HD Webcam with microphone. >Learn More
Summer Infant Peek™ Plus Internet Baby Monitor Syste From Summer Infant, the leading brand of baby video monitors, comes the Peek Plus Internet Baby Monitor System, so you can enjoy peace of mind anywhere, anytime. Multi-platform system enables in-home and remote viewing – to view your baby on any digital device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) via a private and secure website. View your baby in-home, using the included handheld monitor. Check-in from the office or date-night, invite grandparents and out of town family and friends to peek in during play time. Includes a plug & play Internet gateway and camera that are easy to set up and use. Free, downloadable app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. >Learn More
Summer Infant Baby Touch Boost Digital Color Video Monitor The Summer Infant Baby Touch Boost Digital Color Video Monitor is an innovative video monitor featuring a revolutionary touch-screen controlled 3.5” LCD color video monitor, the first of its kind. This award winning monitor now includes multi-level zoom and temperature reading on a higher resolution screen. Communicate through monitor with touch of a button. Parent convenience features include a recharging base for parent unit, 10-hour rechargeable battery, ability to add 3 additional cameras with auto-scan feature, power-save feature, LED sound activated lights, belt clip/flip stand and one-touch video on/off button for nighttime convenience. >Learn More
Prodigy™ Travel System (Traction Fashion) The Summer Prodigy Infant Car Seat received the highest score possible from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in every category: Evaluation of Labels, Evaluation of Instructions, Securing the Child, and Installation Features. This car seat features a one-of-a-kind SmartScreen technology guiding parents through a simple three-step car seat base installation process. The unique Belt Tightening System allows for an easy and secure installation and the innovative SafeGuard 1-Adjust harness system ensures a perfect fit for your baby every ride. Parents no longer need to climb into the car and struggle to install the base. >Learn More
Logitech TV Cam HD Tired of cramming the kids around the computer to Skype™ with family and friends? Logitech has just released TV Cam HD - the most awesome way to experience video calling on any HDTV with HDMI. Connect to anyone on Skype - whether they use a computer or smartphone, you can use your living room big screen with the freedom to move around, include everyone, and let junior show off his new dance moves! >Learn More
Jabra Solemate™ Introducing the new Jabra Solemate™ – the go-anywhere, do-anything portable speaker with massive sound that lets you take your music everywhere. Custom-designed to provide strong, deep bass from an integrated subwoofer and rich acoustics from dual tweeters. The Solemate sounds great at any level and any event. Party on the beach, dance in the kitchen, play in the park – wherever you go, your Solemate will be ready to keep you connected to your music. Splash Resistant. >Learn More
Apex LE3212D LED-LCD HDTV Put a lot of entertainment in a small space with the Apex LE3212D LED-LCD HDTV, available at RadioShack. Featuring a built-in DVD player, it's ideal for the office, a dorm room, kid's room or anywhere space is at a premium. The 1366x768 display delivers a crystal-clear picture at 720p resolution and features LED backlighting for low power consumption, high brightness and incredible contrast and detail. Plus, it features all of the inputs and outputs required to experience your entertainment in high-definition, including HDMI® and VGA computer monitor inputs.. >Learn More
Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console with Kinect Sensor Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console with Kinect Sensor, available at RadioShack: Get the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience right out of the box with the Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console. It has a sleek new design with a glossy black finish that looks every bit as good as it performs. Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you easily connect to Xbox LIVE* where you can play with friends and experience a new world of entertainment. With the Kinect sensor, you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect sensor utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360 and comes with a Kinect game. With Kinect, Xbox 360 now has the best controller ever made... YOU! >Learn More
Planon SlimScan Introducing the first ever credit-card sized portable scanner with receipt management system. The Planon SlimScan is a full featured, powerful, high resolution color scanner so small and light it fits in your wallet. Crafted from stainless steel, it puts instant scanning literally in the palm of your hands. Scan receipts, contacts, pictures and info into separate directories in the SlimScan. Then connect to computer and transfer via USB. >Learn More
Planon ScanStik The Planon ScanStik is the most compact, sleek design, full page color scanner available that’s easy to use. It has a MicroSD memory slot, that can store 1000's images at 300-600dpi resolution in color or black and white. Scanning a page takes just 4 seconds. When you get back to the computer, plug it into the USB to transfer images and at the same time it recharges it's battery. >Learn More
Planon PrintStik Planon PrintStik with Mobile Enhanced application is the Smallest Full Page Portable Bluetooth Printer with self-contained paper on the market. This PrintStik not only connects to your laptop but also connects to your Blackberry, Android, and WinMobile smart phones via wireless Bluetooth technology. Remarkably small, about 1”x2”x11” with 20 pages of paper inside making it easy to carry in a coat pocket, laptop bag, or purse. The PrintStik is rechargeable and does not use ink or toner but thermal technology for trouble-free black and white printing on 7 year rated paper. Print full size Web Pages, most any Attachment, as well as emails, maps, pictures, address book fast and easy! Compatible with Windows and Blackberry; see site for versions and full compatibility information. >Learn More
AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker Let your music move you with the AUVIO PBT1000 Bluetooth Portable Speaker, available at RadioShack. It wirelessly pairs with your smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-enabled device and provides 20W (RMS) of room-filling sound. The built-in rechargeable battery plays up to 13 hours on a single charge and features a USB power-out port for charging other devices. Plus, it doubles as a speakerphone, so you can make and take calls hands free. >Learn More
AUVIO HBT6000 Home Bluetooth Speaker AUVIO's HBT6000 Amplified Bluetooth® Speaker, available at RadioShack, delivers 60W of power to fill your room with great sound. Since it's Bluetooth-enabled, it can be matched with your tablet, smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Use the included remote control to control your HBT6000 from across the room. The integrated 3D Sonic Emotion technology enhances your sonic experience. >Learn More
Jabra Revo Wireless headphones Unplugged but still connected with the new Jabra Revo Wireless headphones. Experience total wireless freedom with maximum Dolby® sound. The new Jabra Revo Wireless seamlessly combines ultimate sound quality, durability and state-of-the-art design. Just tap to pair with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Stream music, pause for a call, skip songs, and manage calls. >Learn More
Motorola MBP41 Video monitor New to the market, the Motorola MBP41 Video Monitor is all you would expect from Motorola. A 2.8” color TFT LCD video screen lets you keep a close eye on your child and you have the option of pairing it with 4 cameras! Infrared Night Vision means you can see better in a dark room, and you can remotely pan, tilt, and zoom the camera to see from the angle you choose at any time. The range is an impressive 590 feet, and an out of range alert lets you know when you have reached it. We love the two-way communication feature and high-sensitivity microphone! >Learn More
Kindle Fire HD 7” 16 GB Tablet The new Kindle Fire HD 7” 16 GB Tablet, available at RadioShack, makes it easy to find content you'll love and then displays it to you in HD. Read email and attachments, manage calendars and sync contacts on the go. Kindle Fire HD features full support for Exchange-based accounts making it easy to stay connected when you step away from the office. Plus, there are multiple ways to enjoy your favorite Web content. With a single touch, the user interface disappears to allow for full screen reading. Or, you can turn on Reading View to enjoy a clean, easy-to-read version of the site that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter. >Learn More
Angelcare Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor A lead innovator in the nursery monitor industry, the Angelcare Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor lets you keep a watchful eye and an alert ear on your sleeping baby. This most versatile baby monitor by Angelcare combines a quality video and sound baby monitor with an under-the-mattress baby movement Sensor Pad. So, now you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ll be alerted if no motion is detected in the crib after 20 seconds, giving you time to react should baby be in distress. Color Video, Day & Night Vision can even stream video to the parent’s unit in the dark. Easily change the settings and adjust camera angle using the touch screen on parents unit. The 2-Way Talk-Back Feature lets you reassure baby with the sound of your voice. Parent’s unit is portable and rechargeable and timer helps you keep track of baby’s sleep times. >Learn More
Canon PowerShot A2500 Capture amazing images easily with the Canon PowerShot A2500, available at RadioShack. This sleek and compact camera combines the power of a 16.0-megapixel sensor and the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor to record your precious moments with incredible detail and responsive performance. A 28mm, wide-angle, 5x zoom lens brings you closer to your shots even as you fit more in your frame. Plus, Smart AUTO makes every shot you take a smart shot, for results you'll love to share. >Learn More
Panasonic HC-V110 HD Camcorder Get close to the action with the Panasonic HC-V110 HD Camcorder, available at RadioShack. With an amazing high-powered 38x optical zoom and up to a 72x digital zoom it brings faraway subjects right up close to capture dynamic images that fill the entire frame. The Image Stabilizer corrects hand shake even in high-power zoom shots and you can capture 8.9-megapixel still images at the touch of a button. >Learn More
Philips Soundbar The Philips Soundbar, available at RadioShack, features an audio in to enjoy music from an iPod®, iPhone® or MP3 player. Philips Virtual Surround Sound produces rich and immersive surround sound from less than a five speaker system. Highly advanced spatial algorithms faithfully replicate the sonic characteristics that occur in an ideal 5.1-channel environment. Any high-quality stereo source is transformed into true-to-life, multi-channel surround sound. No need to purchase extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to appreciate room-filling sound. It has a low-rise profile for the perfect fit in front of your TV. Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices. >Learn More
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra What makes LeapFrog’s new LeapPad Ultra ultra? This kid-tough tablet has a bigger seven-inch, high-resolution touchscreen that is designed to help children write using a stylus while also supporting interactive touch experiences, rechargeable lithium ion battery that gives kids up to nine hours of play, 8GB of memory, and also includes LeapSearch by Zui, a proprietary kid-safe web browser that kids can use to browse age-appropriate videos, images, and websites that have been reviewed and approved by LeapFrog's Learning Team. The tablet's Wi-Fi access also allows parents to easily purchase and download content to their child's LeapPad Ultra and offers kid-safe peer-to-peer play across devices when two or more LeapPad Ultra tablets connect to the same local Wi-Fi network. This means that two kids can play a game together at the same time on their respective tablets. Intuitive parental controls with a four-digit security code means that parents are in control of what their child is able to access. The LeapPad Ultra also comes with an enhanced set of apps, including the new Pet Chat, Pet Pad Ultra, Art Studio Ultra, Photo Fun Ultra, a music player with 10 built-in LeapFrog Learning Songs, and a utility suite with calculator, notepad, calendar, voice memo, and clock with stopwatch.  >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
iShower The iShower is a Bluetooth®-enabled, water resistant speaker that is compatible with many of the most popular Bluetooth®-enabled smartphones and tablets including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Pair up to five devices and listen to streaming music from your playlists, music apps or favorite online service from multiple devices. Because it is water resistant, it can be used in the shower, by the pool or even next to you at the beach. >Learn More
 SOUNDplusSLEEP In every home, there is at least one person who has trouble sleeping. It's time to cozy up to a new sleep companion: SOUNDplusSLEEP can help you sleep better all night with natural sounds of ocean, rainfall, meadow, stories, white noise, and more. It does something no other can do - it "listens" to your environment and adjusts to mask the noise in it. The nomad is smaller so you can take it with you when away from home and can even be used with a USB power cable! >Learn More
Dropcam Now you can have extra eyes! We are simply amazed at this little palm-sized gadget with a mountain of features! The Dropcam is not just a webcam. It's the ONLY Wi-Fi monitoring camera that is always on or motion-activated, allows you to view from computer or smartphone, alerts you when something unexpected happens, allows you to communicate through it, and save s HD video online. So easy to use - it actually sets itself up in under a minute. Monitor a door, a playroom, a nursery, or alley way. It can let you know if some one walks in where they shouldn't - even in the dark. Want proof that your pet has super powers? It will record. It even updates itself automatically. >Learn More
ContourROAM Watersports The ContourROAM Watersports Kit is the all-in-one package that contains everything you need to capture beautiful action video while engaged in your favorite water-based sport. It includes the easy to use ContourROAM (the ideal camera for a fun and easy experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you), a Surfboard Mount, and the ContourROAM Waterproof Case. It provides the perfect combination of camera plus accessories to capture your water adventure in action – anywhere, anytime. >Learn More
NeatReceipts Neat brings scanned documents to life, using Intelligent Text Recognition technology to read and understand key information, then automatically organizing what it sees. The resulting digital files are useful and usable – easy to find, easy to access, and easy to share. Slim and lightweight, NeatReceipts fits easily into your briefcase, bag, or carry-on. It doesn’t require AC power – just plug its USB into your computer and it’s good to go. >Learn More
Roku 3 The coolest thing to happen to your TV since wifi! Fall in love with your TV and always find something to watch when you want to watch with the new Roku 3, available at RadioShack. The original streaming player lets you explore 750 channels and hundreds of thousands of movies and shows; plus your music, games and more. Use with your wifi connection and also access Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Pandora, Redbox accounts; Premium Cable Apps. Remote has headphone jack for private viewing without disturbing others. >Learn More
Hasbro Furreal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Who doesn't love a monkey? This Hasbro Furreal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey pet lets you own a pet you've always wanted! She'll move her mouth when you feed her with her banana-shaped bottle. Change her diaper! She responds with giggles and sounds when you cuddle her or tickle her. When you swing her in the air, she knows she's upside down and says "whee!" Rock your baby monkey at bedtime and she'll slowly close her eyes as she starts to snooze. You'll get all the monkey fun you can handle with the Cuddles My Giggly Monkey pet! >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
iGrill® The iGrill® is an app enabled wireless Bluetooth® meat thermometer that allows you to monitor your food from up to 200 feet away and alerts you when your food is ready! >Learn More
Robosapien X from WowWee 14” tall and designed by a NASA scientist, Robosapien X from WowWee is fast moving, full functioned and comes to life using either the included controller or via iOS or Android device with the new IR dongle. Real multi-speed, fast, dynamic walking, running and turning. App features include path tracing and unlimited program steps for easy access to advanced features. iOS® and Android® compatible. >Learn More
Enercell 3000mAh Portable Power Bank When there's no access to power and your battery is running low this Enercell 3000mAh Portable Power Bank, available at RadioShack, can keep you talking for up to 10 hours. Charge your phone quickly. Battery charging time: 8 hours; up to 10 hours extra talk time (varies by device & usage). Includes USB-to-micro USB cable and USB-to-Apple 30-pin cable. >Learn More
Enercell's 6000mAh Portable Power Bank Batteries running low? No problem - Enercell's 6000mAh Portable Power Bank, available at RadioShack, can keep your electronics running. It has two USB outputs and can power/charge two smartphones/iPhones® or an iPad®, an eReader, digital camera and more. Battery charging time 9 hours, runtime - up to 15 hours, depending on the device >Learn More
Electronics 101 Snap-Kit Learn all about electronics with this beginner's collection of color-coded, snap-together components designed for age 8 and up, the Electronics 101 Snap-Kit, available at RadioShack. Easy-to-follow instructions for 100 experiments provide a sense of accomplishment and encouragement for further learning. >Learn More
AUVIO Folding Headphones Listen in style with these AUVIO Folding Headphones, available at RadioShack. They feature dual 40mm drivers, a tangle-resistant woven cord and a built-in mic, so you can make and take calls when they're used with most smartphones. Download the AUVIO EQ App free from the App Store™ to custom-tailor your sound. >Learn More
AUVIO Bluetooth Music Receiver Listen to music, movies and more on your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device in full, detailed sound through your home speakers. Simply plug the AUVIO Bluetooth Music Receiver into your powered speakers or home theater system. It's that easy to turn your speakers into a wireless sound system for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. Available at RadioShack. >Learn More
VTech's InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet Now kids can learn and have fun on their very own tablet! VTech's InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet expands children's minds with age-appropriate games, apps and more. Tilt the InnoTab 3, touch the color screen and explore with the D-Pad to learn essential subjects. Microphone activities add to the fun! Read interactive e-books and learn vocabulary with the story dictionary. The durable, kid-safe design is perfect for little hands and learning on-the-go. Inspire your child's creative side with the 1800 rotating camera and video recorder. They'll paint, draw and save artwork with the Art Studio. They can even create their own MP3 playlists and watch their favorite shows. Read, play and create with InnoTab 3, only from VTech! >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
RadioShack RC Dinosaur Kit Build your own radio-controlled dinosaur with the RadioShack RC Dinosaur Kit. The kit has easy-to-follow instructions and your dinosaur is easy to build. There's a highly sensitive RC system and a unique mechanism. Three selectable channels for multiplayer fun. We have bundled with the RadioShack® Radio-Controlled Robot Kit for double the fun! >Learn More
Fitbit One Fitness means being active, sleeping well, and eating smarter with Fitbit One, you can achieve all three. Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed; set goals; monitors your sleep and wakes you with a silent alarm. Your stats sync wirelessly via computer and with select mobile devices. Available at RadioShack. >Learn More
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker Get a kick out of fitness with the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, available at RadioShack. It tracks your steps, distance and calories burned and syncs those stats to your computer and select smartphones. In doing so, it celebrates how much more you do each day. Zip encourages you to set goals, challenge friends and go farther, one step at time. That's how you turn everyday life into a social, achievable, awesome path to fitness. >Learn More
Logitech Harmony Touch Logitech's Harmony Touch, available at RadioShack, is a one touch wonder that's redefining ultimate control over your home entertainment. It controls up to 15 devices and is compatible with over 225,000 devices from over 5,000 brands. 50 easy-to-customize channel icons, Rechargeable batteries, and One-touch interaction with the vibrant, color touchscreen. >Learn More
Swann™ Home Wireless Alarm System Protecting Protecting your home, apartment or small business has never been so easy and affordable with the Swann™ Home Wireless Alarm System, available at RadioShack. This package contains all you need for a complete wireless DIY alarm system. Simply connect the anti-intrusion siren to the keypad control panel and connect to power. Then position the wireless battery powered PIR motion sensors and window/doorway sensors and you're protected. Motion Sensors trigger an audible siren capable of delivering a 110dB sound. >Learn More
ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Appliance and Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern Keep mosquitos away at home and away with ThermaCell! This Mosquito Repellent Appliance has no open flames and is virtually odor free, perfect for repelling mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects when camping, hunting, fishing, and outdoors around the house. Creates a 15 x 15-foot zone of bug-free comfort. The Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern is effective at repelling black flies, mosquitoes, and other flying nuisances. Dual-function, portable, easy to use with no smelly sprays. Oils or lotions. Effective within a 15 x15-foot area, the size of an average patio or deck. The special bundle includes a total of 6 mats and 2 butane cartridges, for up to 24 hours of repellency. Refills available on thermacell.com >Learn More
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4/4S Get on-the-go power anytime with this iPhone® 4/4S battery case! The Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4/4S, available at RadioShack, is an award-winning rechargeable external 2000mAh battery and protective 2-tone metallic, lightweight case for the iPhone. Rechargeable 2000mAh battery extender and protective case in one more than doubles the battery life of the iPhone up to an additional eight hours on 3G and 16 hours on 2G of talk time, up to 44 hours of additional audio playback and up to an additional nine hours of video playback. Quick recharging speed - completely recharge iPhone in 1 1/2 hours! >Learn More
RadioShack Indoor/Outdoor Timer and Indoor/Outdoor Wired Thermometer Get your outdoor devices to turn on and off when you want with the RadioShack Indoor/Outdoor Timer. You can program devices to turn on or off in 15 minute increments. It's easy to set by simply lifting the tabs. And, it handles up to 15 amps, making it perfect for outdoor lighting. We’ve bundled two with RadioShack's Indoor/Outdoor Wired Thermometer that displays indoor/outdoor temperature and indoor humidity simultaneously. See recent high and low temperatures for both indoor and outdoor in selectable Fahrenheit and Celsius. Mount it on a wall or table. >Learn More about the Timer >Learn More about the Thermometer
Flutterbye Fairy by Spinmaster The Flutterbye Fairy by Spinmaster is an interactive new toy that really flies and puts the control of the flight right in the palm of your hand. After you open it up, insert the batteries into the base and connect the charging cord to the fairy and insert it into the base. It will take about 30 minutes to get a full charge. Remove the charging cord, turn off the base, and when you're ready to play, turn on the switches on both the base and the fairy. With the fairy in the base, press the launch button. The light will blink green once and the fairy will lift off. Put your hand under the fairy to control her flight. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
Silverlit Mercedes-Benz The Silverlit Mercedes-Benz is the first RC car to stream your iTunes music from your iOS into your car! Use your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad as your Bluetooth® remote control, and you can program your car to react to your music! . The interactive app has feedback vibrations that deliver the sound, rumble and feel of real driving with real attention to Mercedes style details. >Learn More
LeapFrog LeapReader The LeapFrog LeapReader is an innovative, new reading and writing system that really does help kids learn both essential skills in fun, engaging, and age-appropriate ways. The play is all about interaction as kids learn to read by touching words to hear them. Kids hear the words sounded out and they identify letters and sounds. The speaker is very clear, which is critical as kids start to distinguish sounds as they learn to read. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
LeapFrog Read With Me Scout It's storytime with the LeapFrog Read With Me Scout. This interactive puppy comes with five board books that Scout reads aloud as kids follow along. Each book is color-coded and designed to help build different reading skills: pattern, narrative, concept, rhyming, and learn-about. Each book has parent tips on the back to help parents encourage further learning. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
LeapFrog Read With Me Violet It's storytime with the LeapFrog Read With Me Violet. This interactive puppy comes with five board books that Violet reads aloud as kids follow along. Each book is color-coded and designed to help build different reading skills: pattern, narrative, concept, rhyming, and learn-about. Each book has parent tips on the back to help parents encourage further learning. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
Big Hugs Elmo Sesame Street fans can give Elmo lots of hugs and get hugs back with Big Hugs Elmo. When you give Big Hugs Elmo a hug, Elmo will hug you back and say fun phrases or sing a song about hugs. When Elmo is turned upside down, Elmo says more fun phrases. Elmo also loves to play and will invite kids to play along when they press Elmo's left foot. Pressing Elmo's left foot will activate one of four imagination activities: astronauts, rabbits, frogs, or horses. Just move Elmo around to get the pretend adventure started. Elmo might also ask kids to dance with him as he sings. Kids can also lay Big Hugs Elmo down in a flat position. Elmo will become sleepy, sing a lullaby, and make sleeping sound effects. To wake up Elmo, press his left foot. If it really is your child's naptime or bedtime, you can turn Big Hugs Elmo to Sleep Mode. Elmo will get tired, sing a lullaby, and then go quiet. Just move the switch back to the Play position when it's time to play again. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
Barbie Digital Dress The Barbie Digital Dress is a Barbie doll with a lot of charged-up glamour. This sensational little black dress is really a design palette that lets kids create all kinds of fun light-up animations on the dress itself. The jewels in Barbie's necklace control the play. Press any jewel to reveal the palette. Then select a color and start to draw. Press the purple jewel to go back and add more colors. When you're done with your design, press and hold the purple jewel until you see the sparkle design and it will be saved. Barbie can hold up to 40 different designs, and that's a lot of wardrobe changes even for Barbie. As you're working, if you decide you want to start over, press the blue and purple jewels at the same time to clear the current design. You can also enter alphabet mode. Tape the A on the palette and start spelling out whatever you want. You have to hold Barbie sideways to do this, but you can create a scrolling message easily and quickly. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
Battroborg Battroborgs are motion-controlled battling robots equipped with a wireless remote that puts you in control of epic action! Each Battroborg can battle in three different, competitive game modes. Combat mode allows for head-to-head battle against an opponent. Battle boot camp allows players to master the art of combat by taking on the training drones. The other game play options include Autodrone mode where players can battle against a self-activated Battroborg robot or Tag mode where a self-propelled Battroborg robot chases other Battroborgs. Each single Battroborg Pack includes a robot, motion controller, training drone, and instructions. Batteries required. >Learn More From timetoplaymag.com
Creative Baby iMat The i-Mat from Creative Baby will tap into every child's potential for creative learning as it stimulates, teaches and entertains from the moment parents put their child on it. Featuring a full color illustration of animals from around the world, it serves as a visual fun playland with dozens of cute animals that babies will enjoy looking at and exploring. The Voice Pen that brings the i-Mat to life. By touching the pen to the mat, the animals "talk" and songs play. As the child grows, the parents can begin teaching their child up to three languages (English, Spanish, Chinese) simply by touching the pen to the image. When the child is old enough to hold the pen and activate the mat on their own, he can play learning games on the mat that challenges them to seek things out while they learn about the animals and the world around them.  >Learn More
Mirari myPad from Patch Products Derived from the Latin word meaning "wonder," Mirari is a line of baby and preschool toys that encourage imagination and creative play through exploration. The Mirari myPad from Patch Products mimics a tablet. However, this simple tablet doesn't have too many features that might overwhelm a young child. The myPad allows your child to explore 20 square images on the screen. Simply navigate through the screen using the arrow buttons. Once you land on your desired image, press the center button to hear a sound or phrase that relates to the image. For instance, the sound of a train for the picture of a train. Encourages sensory development, cognitive learning, and overall hand-eye coordination.  >Learn More
Armpocket The Armpocket was developed by a team of athletes to carry their cell phones, car keys, energy bars and gels on their long pre-marathon training runs and at the gym. It’s now the most comfortable and versatile hands-free carrying system that allows you to access your touch screen and protects your valuables from moisture. Features 2 head-phone outlets. When you want a sleek design with maximum space, choose the Armpocket i-15™. It fits large phones such as the Samsung Galaxy® SIII or iPhone® 5, (up to 5.5 inches), credit cards, ID, and a single key. The roomy Armpocket i-25™ armband lets you carry your smartphone as well as keys, cash, credit cards, tissues, energy gels and more. The reflective piping provides added safety. Fits phones up to 5.3 inches. If you have a larger phone, plus additional items to carry, the Armpocket i-30™ armband is perfect for you. It holds large smartphones and cases, with room to spare for keys, cards, cash and more. Fits the new large smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy® SIII and EVO™ with small cases and even iPhone® 5 with Otterbox® or ballistic cases, and/or battery packs. Fits phones up to 5.5 inches. The Armpocket NightHawk™ armband offers the versatility and features of the i-25 armband, with the added safety benefit of two ultra-bright LED lights — a white light that illuminates the path ahead, along with a flashing red light to make sure you are visible from behind. The NightHawk truly allows you to see... and be seen. Fits phones up to 5.4 inches. >Learn More
ArtSee Studio™ from WowWee ArtSee Studio™ from WowWee transforms simple drawings and paintings on the iPad into animated games and activities! The magical adventure begins by securing the iPad 1, iPad 2 or iPad 3 into the protective case, and then launching the app. Using the wide range of interactive tools that are included with ArtSee Studio™, kids can quickly turn a blank canvas into an explosion of the color, sound, movement, games and activities. The creativity is endless! >Learn More
ABC Touch Pad B Kids Toys have a contemporary look and make playtime fun, easy, and enjoyable for parents and children. The Kids can learn ABCs, 123s, and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds ABC Touch Pad. Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features! Teaches simple A,B,C, 1,2,3, colors and shapes. Includes three modes: learning, game and music. >Learn More
Deluxe Kitchen Set The Gadget Gourmet Deluxe Kitchen Set from Blue Box Toys provides everything creative chefs need with realistic stove, sink and oven that lights up and creates interactive sound effects. Includes electronic handle, cutting board, cans, frying pan, grilling tray, plates, grinder, cleaver, can opener, ladle, play food, utensils and so much more! >Learn More
Dream Cheeky iPlay Piano If the musical genius in you is itching to get out, but that grand piano just won’t fit though your apartment door, fear not! Just fold open the Dream Cheeky iPlay Piano and tickle the ivories. Using a free app and Bluetooth®, this 3-octave piano with full-sized keys connects wirelessly to your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad to play along with your favorite music and select one of many instruments to make your iPlay Piano sound like you want. >Learn More
Eye-fi Mobile X2 memory card Your camera. Now connected. Eye-fi works with your camera to store photos and videos just like a regular SDHC card. Plus, with built-in WiFi, photos are instantly and safely sent to your computer, smartphone or tablet. It's as easy as saying “cheese.”  >Learn More
Dream Cheeky iDrum Make your dreams about becoming a major drum star come true with the Dream Cheeky iDrum. Using Bluetooth®, this seven piece drum kit connects wirelessly to your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. The free Dream Cheeky Sound System app lets you jam along with your favorite music, in one of many styles. You can even record and play back your drum sessions, or learn how to drum along with pre-programmed songs. >Learn More
Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder The Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder is a Missile Launcher made for iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. Strike fear into the hearts of your fellow cube-dwellers with the iLaunch Thunder. Wirelessly controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, the iLaunch Thunder combines the best of Bluetooth technology and extreme innovation with a bit of insanity... >Learn More
Dream Cheeky iStrike Shuttle Take office warfare into the sky with the Dream Cheeky iStrike Shuttle. This 3-channel Helicopter is wirelessly controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad through Bluetooth®. With the free and fully equipped iStrike Controller app you can make the iStrike Shuttle go where no Dream Cheeky gadget has gone before. Make it hover above the unsuspecting heads of your targets and drop an iStrike Bomb at the exact right moment. >Learn More
MeCam MeCam is the hands-free wearable video camera that pins to your shirt, can be worn as a necklace, or pinned on to anything to capture video from that point of view. Unique features include its small size, light weight, and ability to shoot in low-light/dark conditions through Infrared (IR) LED lights built into the device. With a 720 HD/ 5 Megapixel quality, you can make novelty videos from baby’s point of view or just for fun from any point of view. Easy stream and transfer when you plug in to your computer via USB. >Learn More
Lepow Moontsone Intelligent, smooth, and powerful, the Lepow Moontsone portable power bank has a capacity of 600mAh, enough to give 3 full iPhone 5 charges. Moonstone will keep you going for days but is lightweight and environmentally friendly. Advanced “self-adapting“ technology protects charging equipment and works with your adapter cords for phones, tablets, and other devices. >Learn More
WeMo Light Switch from Belkin The Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Light Switch from Belkin allows you to turn lights on and off from anywhere--from across the house, from the backyard, or from the other side of the world. WeMo Light Switch replaces a standard light switch in your home and can be controlled remotely with an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It works with your existing Wi-Fi® network and anywhere your smartphone or tablet has an Internet connection (3G or 4G LTE). Easy for most Do It Yourselfers, free WeMo App. >Learn More
GoSmart Clip VIP Bag The GoSmart Clip is an innovative new car smartphone, iphone and cell phone holder that securely fastens to the steering wheel, making GPS navigation, checking traffic and accepting phone calls easier and safer while driving. The driver no longer has to reach for their cell phone to pick it up from the floor after a sudden stop or turn. The innovative design works well with all smartphones on the market today. Installation does not require any tools since an elastic strap wraps firmly around the steering wheel to hold it securely in place. >Learn More

Twister Rave Ringz VIP Bag Welcome to a world of light and movement, where players pick their tricks and perform them with the Twister Rave Ringz game. Twister Rave Ringz just made your favorite handclap games a whole lot cooler as players twist, snap and clap to make the Ringz change color. The Twister Rave party continues online at PlayTwister.com, where you can learn new tricks and take the fun to a new level. >Learn More



the details


Expectant moms and moms


Pre-set buffet dinner, laughter and opportunities to view the Best Tech Gadgets for 2013, and to meet and mingle with other moms/expectant moms. Plus, get the scoop from RadioShack on technology trends.


Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:30-9pm; VIP entry at 6pm


The Dream Cafe near the Dallas Galleria at Village on the Parkway, 5100 Beltline, Addison, TX 75240


Moms will draw numbers at the event to determine the order in which they each will choose one Best Tech Gadget from the features above, and each will receive a gift bag with the items marked Gift Bag Item. VIP reserved priority seating is available, and VIP ticketholders will draw numbers first. Moms with VIP tickets will receive extra items marked with VIP Bag. Each Mom bears the responsibility of having checked device compatibility prior to making her choice.


Regular tickets $65/mom; VIP tickets $75/mom. MetroMoms Insiders receive a $5 discount.


Space is limited. Tickets are not transferable. Last day to cancel for a full refund is August 24. Please see our cancellation policy.


This is a mom's night out; no children will be permitted; no exceptions.



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