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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Help for the Holidays #4: Channeling Your Child's Inner CSI

When I was a kid, we played superheroes, but these days with shows like “CSI,” kids might be just as likely to play forensic investigator. Luckily, there are some great toys this year to allow your child to be the next Gil Grissom or Horatio Caine (Sorry, sunglasses not included).

And I’m sure that adults will get a kick out of them as well…

The EyeClops Bionic Eye ($49.99, Ages 6+) captures “specimens” with 100x, 200x, or 400x magnification. Kids can then plug the Eye into a TV to view their discoveries.

The EyeClops BioniCam (SRP $79.99 Ages 8+) also magnifies subjects 100, 200 or 400 times but with a color LCD screen and clip-on battery pack, kids can view their discoveries on the scene. There’s also a built-in digital camera and flash drive that allows you to capture images and upload them to a computer. You can also plug the BioniCam into a TV for viewing.

But if examining specimens is not enough for your child (or you) and your child wants to channel their inner spy, you can crank it up a notch with EyeClops Night Vision ($79.99 Ages 8+). These infrared goggles allow visibility up to 50 feet in complete darkness.
I think we all know at least one adult who would have a blast with those. But remember they’re found in the toy section of your favorite store (and online)…
Photos Credit: JAKKS Pacific