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Family-Friendly High-Tech Toys

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy, shows the best, most visual and unique hi-tech "toys", gadgets and games for both kids and adults featured at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Chris is known for his appearances on the "Today" show and other programs demonstrating the latest toys and games  and having tons of fun while doing so. He approaches CES with a unique perspective, hi-tech products that are family-friendly and just plain fun and he's available via satellite to share that perspective with viewers.

For more information about Chris, visit toyguy.com

Some of the Products featured during the interview

WowWee's Roboquad : Four-legged intelligent life form with extraordinary multidirectional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness. Roboquad has a ubiquitous travel platform that allows him to move in any direction, even up and down at 3 different speeds. Roboquad's large beedy eyes put out a focused IR beam that reflects against his world so he can make smart decisions on where things are and where he can go. Roboquad has the ability to spot movements at up to 13 feet. His fast scanning head allows him to see sizes, edges, even doorways and make quick decisions about his actions. Roboquad reacts quickly to sounds and will scan its environment for any possible intrusion.

Ages: 8 and up Available: Fall 2007 Retail: $119

Presto Service and HP Printing: Technology-savvy consumers will be able to share digital content, including email and photos, with family and friends who don't have a computer or Internet connection. According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life survey, nearly 65 million American adults are not online and only 26 percent of Americans age 65 and older go online. The HP Printing Mailbox is a printer that hooks into an ordinary phone line, without the need for a computer or Internet connection and regular calls won't be interrupted. The Presto Service delivers email, photos and more from any email program, mobile phone or PDA to the HP Printing Mailbox. The Presto Service converts the digital content into beautiful color printouts, which the HP Printing Mailbox automatically retrieves and prints on a daily schedule.

The Presto Service is now available for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 yearly at Presto.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-919-3199. The HP Printing Mailbox is available for $149.99 direct from Presto and from a variety of online retailers, including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and Buy.com, as well as popular catalogs such as Hammacher-Schlemmer and SkyMall.

Fisher-Price Easy-Link Internet Launchpad: Kids can safely and easily visit preschool appropriate websites to play their favorite online games without getting into their parents computer files. Parents simply connect the Easy-Link Launchpad to their computer via a USB cord. Then kids can plug their favorite characters into the Launchpad, and be taken directly to that website  no typing or reading required! (For example, plug in the Elmo figure to be taken directly to the games section of sesamestreet.com.). Kids can only visit a website of the character, keeping them away from unsafe websites.

Age: 3 years and up Price: $29.99 Avail: July 2007.

KeepSafe: A biometric security product that affords you a level of security unavailable prior to this product's release. KeepSafe 2.0 does not require any type of key or combination that can be tampered with, it is controlled entirely by your one of a kind fingerprint. KeepSafe 2.0 is the ultimate solution for your storage and/or protection needs for valuable items including: jewelry, weapons, ammunition, critical personal or professional data or documents, pharmaceuticals, stamps, stocks/bonds and anything you want to protect.

Dimension: 12.5" wide x 17.75" long x 6" deep. For more info: http://cyberkeysolutions.com

More about the the International Consumer Electronics Show:

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual trade show of any kind. The CES features nearly 2,700 exhibitors, filling 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space -- CES showcased its latest products and services to more than 140,000 attendees at the 2006 International CES.

For more information about the International Consumer Electronics Show, visit www.cesweb.org

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