Thursday, 23 November 2017

Black Friday Deals for Kid Tech 2017

Black Friday is a good time to get tech for children and families at discounted prices. For the last couple years, we've been keeping an eye on Black Friday deals for tech and STEM toys, games, and kits for children from preschool age to teens and some for parents too!

For product-specific deals from a range of different retailers bookmark our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals pages for tomorrow and this coming weekend - UK Deals | US Deals

If you haven't quite decided what gifts to buy, do your research now. We've carefully curated a selection of tech and STEM toys and products for creative digital maker kids - from the little ones to the teens.

Check out our Top Picks, Product Reviews and Gift Guides for gift ideas. (It's very likely you'll be able to pick up a bargain this week with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!)

Many products we love here at Tech Age Kids have already announced their offers and Black Friday deals.

Other tech, STEM, electronics and maker products on offer already include:

Products We Love

Below is a list of all the products we are looking out for, we've written detailed reviews (for most) and many are included in our gift guides or feature on our top picks for 2017 list.


  • Sphero | Review - What Sphero is best for our Family?
  • Make Wonder's Dash & Dot | Review - Great for young coders with lots of content
  • Makeblock's mBot | Review - One of favourite programmable robots for kids
  • LEGO Mindstorms | Review - Great for techie kids into LEGO 
  • Edison Robot | Review - Affordable and versatile robot with brand-new programming platform
  • MU SpaceBot | Review - Great little kit from beginners and introduction to AI
  • Robotical's Marty | Review - Build and program a walking robot
  • Arcbotics Sparki | Review - Educational robot with lots sensors
  • Cubelets | Robot construction kit
  • Coji | Review - For the kid that loves Emojis and Messaging - yepp it's programmable!
  • Code & Go Robot Mouse | Review - Upgrade that Bee Bot! Great for education, primary / elementary school
  • Coder MiP | Review - Amazing balancing tech, programmable with app
  • Thames & Cosmos' Geckobot | Review
  • Cosmo | New programmable robot from Anki
  • Ozobot | Review - Tiny line following robots, programmable and brilliant for kids.
  • Code-a-pillar | Review - Introduce preschooler to coding, fun and robust
  • Zoomer Chimp | Review - the funnest robot out there for Christmas, plus it's really really smart too

Electronics Kits

  • littleBits Electronics Kit | Review - electronics kits for maker kits, brilliant introduction to electronics and advanced programming, lots of kits to choose from, great projects & content
  • Sam Labs Electronics Kit | Review - wireless electronic blocks, programmable, different kits
  • Makey Makey | Review - Turn anything into a keyboard, a must have for maker kids
  • Piper | Included in the Summer School Kits List - Make your own computer with Raspberry Pi
  • Kano Complete Computer Kit | Review - Make and code your own computer with Raspberry Pi
  • Tech Will Save Us Kits | Mover Kit Review | Other kits reviews

Construction & Building Kits

  • LEGO Boost | Review - brilliant construction kit, that is also programmable
  • K'Nex | Review - STEM focussed construction kits for boys and girls
  • Roominate | Review - great kit for budding architects or interior designers
  • Goldieblox | Review - construction kit for girls to inspire future engineers
  • Magformers | Featured in our Gift Guide for Preschoolers - Magnetic building shapes to create many different 3D structures.
  • Zoob | Review - click together plastic pieces to make all sorts of creations

Connected Toys and Games

  • Osmo | Review - brilliant connected toy for families with iPad
  • Bloxels | Review - make retro video games with a physical pixel board
  • Hatchimals | Surprise Twins included in Top Tech Toys List for 2017 - It's a surprise, hatch a creature and look after it
  • Lightseekers | Review - awesome action figures used as game controllers for mobile game and card game extension.


  • Lumi | Review - programmable drone that connects with a tablet
  • AirBlock | Review - modular and programmable drone from one of our favourite suppliers
  • Air Hogs Racer Drone - auto-pilot drone for kids


  • VTech Smartwatch | Review - The 2nd generation DX had a pedometer, calendar feature and calculator, 
  • Kurio Watch | Wearable smartwatch that feels like a grown-up one, but is specially made for kids
  • MiBand | Reliable fitness tracker, with band small enough for a kids arm, not necessarily made for kids
  • Fitbit | Go-to wearable for adults

Maker Tools & Kits

  • 3Doodler Start | Review - fantastic 3D pen specifically designed for kids.
  • XYZ Printing 3D Printers | Review - entry level 3D printer for home use and families

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