10 High Tech Toys To Keep Kids Outside This Summer


Kid flying a mini drone

In a world of video games, cell phones and tablets, getting kids to play outside can be tough. With the right high-tech toy or activity, they’ll be begging to spend their summer outdoors. Here are our top 10 picks to keep them entertained all summer long.

Remote-Control Truck

Blue off-road remote-control truck

For the kid who loves racing and dirt biking, this off-road remote-control truck is an awesome outdoor toy. The rubber tires are made of high-quality PVC material and can be adjusted based on the road. The treading has strong skid resistance as well, so it won’t slip and slide on a wet road. The kiddos will have fun for hours running this truck through the mud and dirt, off ramps and more.

Price: $35 USD

Where to buy: Amazon

Power Wheels Dune Racer

Power Wheels Dune Racer

Are your kids more hands-on? Get them behind the wheel of this Power Wheels Dune Racer. Made by Fisher-Price, young drivers-to-be will love this battery-powered ride-on vehicle. This racer features extra-wide tires, a sturdy steel frame, and a roomy open cockpit—perfect for two riders between the age of 3 and 7.

Price: $250 USD

Where to buy: Walmart

HoverBoard

Pink hoverboard

Hello, hoverboard! This high-tech toy has taken the world by storm and is a top pick for older kids. It’s basically an electric skateboard that you ride with your feet spread apart horizontally instead of vertically. It’s also great for working on your balance! Your kids will want to ride all over the neighborhood on this board—available in pink or blue.

Price: $148 USD

Where to buy: Walmart

AstroMaster Telescope

AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian telescope

Wanting to expand their brain power? The AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is not your average stargazer. This model works with smartphone apps to help guide your kids around the galaxy while allowing them to take photos of what they find in space. Along with the telescope, you’ll receive two eyepieces, a travel tripod, a finderscope, plus a FREE download of a top-rated astronomy software program. The setup is quick and with a lightweight frame you’ll be searching the stars in no time.

Price: $280 USD

Where to buy: Amazon

Razor Power Core Electric Scooter

Razor power core electric scooter

Another way to cruise the neighborhood in style—this Razor electric scooter is a big hit around the block. The steel frame makes the scooter super lightweight and has better torque. The kids can ride around for 80 minutes at a time before they have to refuel, meaning they’ll be entertained for hours.

Price: $120 USD

Where to buy: Target

Mini RC Helicopter Drone

Holy Stone mini-RC helicopter drone

Another well-known tech toy that has gained more popularity over the last few years is the drone. Adults and kids alike love to play with drones and this mini-RC helicopter drone is a great choice for someone who is new to drones. It’s easy to fly with a headless security system and the 6-axis gyro stabilization system makes it stable and flexible. It’s also very wind-resistant and flies about 6-8 minutes per charge.

Price: $40 USD

Where to buy: Amasportsmom-20zon

Onewheel Pint

Onewheel pint

This next tech toy is a little pricey, but it’s great for older kids. The Onewheel is a self-balancing electric board, like the hoverboard. The difference with the Onewheel, as its name suggests, is that it has one giant wheel versus two smaller wheels.

Want to join in on the fun? The Onewheel comes in two sizes (Pint and XR) and can be used for recreational or transportation purposes.

Price: $950 USD (Onewheel Pint)

Where to buy: Onewheel

Rollplay Nighthawk Ride-On Toy

Rollplay 12 Volt Nighthawk Ride-On Toy

Do your kids have a need for speed? Meet the 12-volt Nighthawk ride-on toy! Kids ages 6 and up will love going through obstacles through the unique steering technique. Riders control their own speed through gas and brake pedals and lean left and right to do quick turns. Parents will love the safety features as well—handlebars on the side to protect their hands and a red flag on the back so they can be seen from a far distance.

Price: $139 USD

Where to buy: Walmart

LED Backyard Zipline

LED backyard zipline

Have a bunch of trees in your backyard? This LED zipline from Sharper Image would make a fun addition to any home. The multicolored seat features flashing LED lights and the zipline is super easy to use. The toy is a great exercise tool too—it can help improve your kids’ strength and balance. This zipline is made for kids 8 and up and the maximum weight capacity is 200 pounds.

Price: $199 USD

Where to buy: Sharper Image

Capture The Flag Redux

Capture The Flag Redux

While social distancing protocols are still in effect around the world, this next toy can be enjoyed by a larger group of people.

Capture The Flag Redux is a glow in the dark outdoor game that is perfect for 4 to 8 players, comes with 8 light up wristbands, and has 12 different game options for download.

It’s an awesome alternative to laser tag that will test your mettle in strategy, teamwork, and social skills!

Price: $50 USD

Where to buy: Amazon