The myFirst 3DPen essentially functions a lot like a glue gun, only it doesn’t get nearly as hot because instead of activating glue, it’s melting plastic filament so they can be drawn into colorful patterns. This is a clever way to make the art of 3D design accessible to almost anyone, even very young kids just starting out as budding artists.
The myFirst Sketch Book from Oaxis is an interactive drawing pad designed for children so they can design and doodle a masterpiece without needing their parent’s phone or tablet. Drawings can then be exported to a smartphone for final touch-up work.
Here at GiN we don’t just play video games. We celebrate games and toys of all kinds. This week, we review the magnetic stacking block system called Magicube from Swedish developer Geomag, which is designed to unlock the creative energy of young players.
Root Film is the latest visual novel set in the Root Letters universe, and adds a lot of unique elements, like a compelling murder mystery that you will try and solve as two different characters. Most players should enjoy the experience.
My First Camera 3 is a big upgrade from the older model we reviewed last year. Like that camera, this one is designed for kids, but is packed with enough features to keep adults happy too. We took the new model out for a shutterbug party around the block.
Play Like a Feminist is a surprisingly accessible scholarly book about the benefits women can experience when they allow themselves to play videogames just for the fun of it. Grab this book if you are a woman who wants to try gaming, or if you know someone who might.
Looking for a beautiful gaming distraction to close out your year? Our open world game reviewer has looked at them all in 2020, and is solidly declaring Ghost of Tsushima as the best. Sink into this wonderful game, which looks great even running on a PS4.
As part of our look at toys and games aimed at younger players, we test out the Oaxis My First Drone, a funny toy of very little brain, though its antics are sometimes pretty amusing. It might sound like a swarm of angry bees in flight, but this little guy would not hurt a fly.
Designed to protect budding young gamers (and music lovers) from overly loud noises, the My First Headset headphones use bone conduction technology to move sound directly through your skull, which gives great sound quality without as much risk of hearing damage.
Parents with kids looking to get into photography should check out My First Camera, which is a fully functional camera with a thermal printer for instant printouts of whatever budding shutterbugs want to shoot.