Let the Gadget Wars Begin!
The teenage years are no doubt the best as well as the emotionally hardest phase of life. Lots of energy, new ideas, and the adventure of looking at the world with new eyes. Of course, teenagers have a lot of trouble fulfilling the responsibilities of the society as well plus the peer pressure can be tough to handle at times.
As a parent or guardian it is important to guide the teens in the right direction and help them channel the energy of youth in the right direction. One shouldn’t be too overbearing yet be present when your teen needs support.
Gift your teenagers stuff which will help their brains grow and will keep them busy in a productive manner. I hope the suggestions listed below will be helpful.
Shown here is the book The Gadget War (Puffin Chapters), which is aimed at younger kids.
DIY kits for Teenagers
I am a big fan of DIY Projects. Doing something yourself provides a sense of satisfaction which cannot be matched by ready made stuff. The joy of creating something with your own hands is unparalleled.
The DIY Kit you choose for your Teenagers would depend on her/his interest and age no doubt. There are thousands of choices available for those interested in Science, Arts, Toys, and other Subjects. Help your Teenager develop the grey brain cells and building skills with the Do-It-Yourself Projects listed below.
Cool Do-It-Yourself Gifts for Guys
Tablets have really had a Revolutionary Impact on Computing. A couple of Decades ago not many of us could have imagined that such small devices would pack Computing Power more than the Desktop Computers of that era.
Teenagers love Tablets and the reasons are not hard to find. They look cool, are lightweight and easy to carry, they help them connect with their Friends, and open up a whole new world of learning through the web and ebooks. You don’t need a Kindle to get the Kindle books, for instance.
Personally I think that for a US audience the Kindle Fire is the best buy option. The hardware is excellent and it does everything most teens will want to do on their tablet: ebooks (yes, Kindle), facebook, twitter, internet, mail and games. What more could you need?
Samsung Galaxy Note is another good choice, especially for artistic teens. It features a 10.1 inch display which is easy on the eyes – unlike the 7 Inch Screen, which many of the lower priced tabs have. The Galaxy Note has two selling points:
- Wacom style screen with stylus
This means that you can draw at pixel precision. It’s the reason I bought mine and I love it.
- You can use multiple apps at once. On the same screen.
This started out limited to Samsung apps, but in the latest version (updated on mine as well) you can have your gmail app open while reading a PDF, for instance. Seriously useful when you’re using a tablet for more than just entertainment.
And yes, of course you can mail, play games and go online on the Galaxy Note as well.
Latest Gaming Consoles
2013 will prove one of the Hottest Years for Game Lovers.
However, that’s not all. I hope you are aware about the OUYA Console. It’ll be launched in the month of June and is very sensibly priced @ $ 99.99. That’s not all – The Games can be downloaded directly to the Console! Saving you the trouble of buying discs. No frustration of scratched discs not working on the console! The main selling point of this device, aside from the affordable price, is that it works with your (HD) tv, so your teen can play their games on the best hardware available.
On the Ouya system you can try games out for free and their collection includes Final Fantasy, brand new never-before-seen titles and hundreds of other games starting with all the games available on Android. Shooters, platformers, role-playing games, action games…