Here's where you'll find all the latest news about technology for children. We love to follow cool new inventions on Kickstarter and we hunt out all the latest announcements about tech toys and gadgets for the coming Christmas holidays. You'll also get our take on children's technology stories in the media.


Our kids technology product reviews are intended to help you work out whether a toy, gadget or kit is a good fit for your child or family. There's lots of cool stuff available, but is it the right choice for the child or teenager that you are buying for? We'll help you make the right choices and get the best value for money.

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Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends assemble. We create gift lists to help you make good choices for kids technology which helps them develop the right skills for the future. We research the best in Coding Toys and Games, Making / Craft Tools and Kits, STEM/STEAM related gifts, Programmable Robots, Electronics Kits and Gadgets for Tech Age Kids and Teens.


Get crafty with technology. Here we'll post all our ideas and projects using technology to get creative and making with kids. You'll find anything from making a lemon battery to a glow-in-the-dark Minecraft sword. Our projects are tried and tested on our own kids or at events we run, so we are sure you can have a go at home with your kids. Some of our projects use specific tech gadgets which we provide links for you to purchase.


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In recent years there is an increased focus in these areas of study. We like to include Art and Design too, so we often talk about STEAM (A stands for Art). At Tech Age Kids we believe Coding is a new literacy and children need to understand how technology works, practice making skills and grow in their curiosity to make a better future for us all.


Coding is increasingly being recognised as an important skill for children to learn. Some will learn to code at school or at a coding club, but it's brilliant if they get support at home too.


We think it's really important for kids to get hands-on with electronics and learn how to make circuits and write code to control hardware. Younger kids can start with conductive playdough. For kids who like to combine craft and tech, littleBits are fab. And we love SAM Labs wireless electronics components for making it easy for kids to make Internet of Things inventions. Lots of electronics kits for kids have support for the Arduino microprocessor environment. The DuinoKit Jr is one of our favourites. Arduino is a fab skill for older kids and teens to develop.


We love robots at Tech Age Kids, especially programmable ones. We've got lots of them and write reviews and projects that use them. Our programmable robots for kids buying guide is a good place to start if you're not sure what's available. Roby the mBot Meccano robot dog is one of our popular projects and has been with us to lots of events. Our Ozobot LEGO trailer is fab for kids who love LEGO and robots.

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We're advocates of the creative use of technology, but this needs to be balanced with developing physical skills such as papercraft, woodwork, clay modelling, technical drawing and soldering. If children don't develop these skills as they grow up then physical making projects can become frustrating rather than fun. The Maker Community uses the term 'making' as a broad term to include all sorts of artisan skills or craft activities. Being able to make things can lead to life-long hobbies or even careers. It's a great feeling to be able to take a project from an idea in your head to a real object that does something. We're particularly interested to explore products that combine maker skills with tech skills such as electronics but others focus purely on the physical making skills that are still important to modern making.

Great Kids Headphones for Travelling: A LilGadgets Review

If you've every travelled long-haul flights with young kids, you'll know headphones is an essential gadget for your onboard bag. We visited family abroad at Easter and I bought my kids (ages 6 and 8) LilGadgets Untangled Pro headphones for the long flight!

There are SO many headphones on the market for kids, it's really difficult to know what's the best choice. I am not an expert in this area, so my review of LilGadgets headphones is based on my own experience and how they have worked for our family.

In this review, I will link to a couple of articles I found useful to make my decision.

Why I Chose LilGadgets?

I was looking for headphones that were specifically designed for kids, so they had to be appealing in design and also fit their heads. Adult headphones are NOT suitable for kids. The designer in me cringed at the sight of any cartoony options! Plus Minions is only 'cool' for so long - I was looking for longevity too.

The headphones had to be wired (this is essential for air travel), have good specs on the sound front and ideally be Bluetooth enabled and have a microphone.

That's a lot of requirements to pack into one headphone, but I found it in LilGadget's Untangled Pro.

LilGadgets Headphone Range

I absolutely love the design and colours in the LilGadgets range. There are no cartoons and the colours are bright and suitable for girls and boys (and they are not just pink and blue!)

There are 3 different headphones as well as a set of in-ears in the LilGadgets range. The headphones have a volume limited at 93db, which is slightly higher than the recommended 85db.

The Connect+ is specifically designed for the youngest kids (ages 2+) and the Connect+ Pro (5yrs+) is extendable for bigger kids. The Connect+ range is foldable, wired only and come in pink, purple, green, blue and black.

Then there is the Untangled Pro which is Bluetooth enabled and wired and it has a built-in microphone. The Untangled Pro come in all the same colours including white (which was the colour my 8-year old wanted!). I tried to convince my other son to get the purple ones (I liked those), but he was set on the bright blue ones!

LilGadgets also have in-ear headphones called BestBuds in their product range, but I've found earbuds frustrating to use with younger kids. My teen however only uses earbuds, so it's nice to know the brand caters for the whole family! The volume limit is lower at 73db and comes in blue/white, pink/white and black/red. They also have a SharePort® Splitter to share music with friends and a music and video playback control.

Sharing Sounds with SharePort®

The whole LilGadget range has SharePort® which allows you to share sounds from a single source. This is a brilliant feature and works really well in our family.

If you have two headphones you can connect them with a cable and connect one of the headphones to the source, like an iPad / MP3 player. Now the kids can listen to story or music or watch a film together.

Where we only have one iPad for the kids to share, this is a really useful feature. I also love that they can be connected to a single activity. This feature is a life saver for long car journeys, where the kids want to listen to something and you could do with silence! :)

Most of the time I prefer my kids not to use headphones, but sometimes it's necessary and then this is a fantastic option!

LilGadgets' Limited Volume

It's worth noting the LilGadgets headphones have limited volume to 93db compared to the 85db industry standard.  They argue that listening duration is the main cause of hearing damage.

What LilGadget however does have is noise reduction, getting the outside noise down to 13db, which means kids don't need to put the sound up too much.

I found these article by Wirecutter and PC Advisor helpful to read about the recommendations for kids headphones.

Unboxing the LilGadgets Untangled Pro

The LilGadgets Untangled Pro comes in a nice cardboard box, including the headphones, USB charging cable, cable for SharePort® and the wired option and a cloth pouch for storage.

This model doesn't fold up, but that didn't seem to bother us too much. The Connect+ range is foldable.

How the LilGadgets Untangled Pro worked

You can use the headphones straight out of the box when using them as wired headphones. If you want to use the Bluetooth feature you need to charge them first using the USB cable, which can be charged from a computer/mains adapter (not included).

The nylon audio cables seem to withstand the less careful use of kids. Plus they don't get tangled - hence the name I guess!

The Bluetooth features works really well with our iPad, the kids Kindle Fires and Alexa Dot. You can move up to 30feet away and still maintain a connection. You can't pair two headphones to one source though. However, you could pair one and then link another with the SharePort®.

The headphones don't need charging all the time with 12 hours battery life. We've only charged ours once, but then my kids tend to use them wired more.

The built-in microphone is good quality too and the kids seemed to be able to use it well to call granny abroad.

The headphones are a perfect fit for the kids, but they are a bit small for my adult head. The Untangled Pro is made from a SoftTouch material which I was a bit nervous about for durability, but again they've had a lot of use and still look brand new.

Things to Consider when using Kid's Headphones

Every family will have different needs;

  • Headphones designed for kids, like LilGadgets, is great for travelling and when you need kid's device sound to be private 
  • Be in a habit of not using headphones at home! It's better for kids not to have directed noise in their ears for long periods of time plus headphones have a tendency to isolate kids. I like that my kids can hear when I'm calling them for dinner!
  • Take regular breaks from using headphones. This can be difficult, especially if you're on a 13-hour flight during the daytime, but even then kids can take a break and do something else.
  • Be aware of the sound levels your kids are using. Encourage them to turn the volume down and avoid using the maximum sound level. The noise reduction feature of LilGadgets headphones means you don't need to turn the volume up too much when there is outside noise.
  • Headphones are never a good idea when cycling or walking outside. 

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Tech Age Kids | Technology for Children: Great Kids Headphones for Travelling: A LilGadgets Review
Great Kids Headphones for Travelling: A LilGadgets Review
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