The Best Ideas for Tech Toy Gifts This Year - TheStreet

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Buying gifts for techies can be a difficult task. There's always a chance they already have all the latest gadgets before you even think of buying one. But while they may have all the latest smartphones or tablets, they may not have too many tech toys to go along with them.

This list, provided by Amazon.com, collects 10 tech toys ranging from mobile accessories to set-top boxes, drones, and everything in between. These are toys for techies who are up on all the latest gadgets, anyone who might still be using a three-year-old iPhone, and almost everybody else.

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Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1

The Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 is a small printer that wirelessly prints photos from your smartphone or tablet. The app connects to the INSTAX Share App on iOS and Android to print photos over Wi-Fi using a variety of templates.

The app can pull photos from your Facebook or Instagram, or from photos stored locally on your device. The photos are reminiscent of old Polaroid photos, complete with a lot of white space below the images for notes.

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New Potato Technologies Classic Match Foosball for iPad 1/2/3

So you have an older iPad doing nothing, or maybe you're looking for something new to try with your iPad but you just haven't updated it in a few years. Either way, this is an interesting way to do something new with your iPad.

The New Potato Technologies Classic Match Foosball for iPad 1/2/3 is a fairly self-explanatory device: it turns any iPad with a 30-pin connector (the port Apple used before the Lightning port) into a 9.7-inch foosball table. Using the device instead of a foosball table means losing the ability to actually use the physical foosball, but at least it eliminates the risk of having that small ball getting knocked off the table and searching for it.

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Withings Wireless Scale WS-30

The Withings Wireless Scale, as the name almost suggests, is a scale that connects to your Wi-Fi network or to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The scale works with the Withings Health Mate app on iOS, Android, and the web, as well as more than 100 other fitness apps and services to help users track their weight over time.

In addition, the scale can track your BMI using Withings' Position Control technology that will warn you when you're leaning too much for an accurate reading. The Wireless Scale can also keep track of up to eight individuals and optionally share each user's data with their doctors through email or friends through social media.

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Wii Mini with Mario Kart Wii Game

Sure, there are newer versions of both the Wii and Mario Kart available this holiday season, but the Wii U might be hard to justify for anyone but die-hard Nintendo fans. For casual gamers, the miniaturized version of the Wii and a copy of Mario Kart is difficult to pass up.

Worth noting: the Wii Mini is purely a video game console. There's no wireless functionality, so forget watching Netflix or Amazon Instant Video on this console, or downloading games from the Nintendo eShop. The console can do almost everything else for a fraction of the cost of other home game consoles, though.

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AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector

Sometimes you just want to share a photo or video with a few friends but your laptop screen is too small, and a tablet or smartphone definitely won't cut it. That's where a pocket-sized projector like the AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector can help out.

The small projector can easily fit inside a pocket or a bag, and can be readily accessible at almost any time. The projector is capable of projecting an image of up to 100 inches and can connect to your devices via mini-HDMI, USB, composite video input, or the VGA port. The projector also has a microSD card slot for video playback without relying on another device.

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Securifi Almond

The Securifi Almond is maybe the most interesting or exciting Wi-Fi router available, if "exciting" is a word that can be used to describe a router. What makes this router unique is that it doesn't require a computer to set up. The router is secured with a unique network name and password, and has a built-in touchscreen for those who want to customize any settings.

The Almond also works as a range extender for those who already have a wireless router, but want to make the network work in a wider area. The device can also work as a wireless bridge to connect older devices to your network. Users can switch between all the different modes easily using the options on the Almond's touchscreen.

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GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System

The GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System is a wearable that attaches to your belt and aims to help improve your golf game. Using maps for a large number of golf courses and tags for individual clubs the GAME GOLF system helps golfers visualize entire rounds of golf on their smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The system helps golfers know when they're using the wrong clubs for a given situation and evaluate every shot they take in each round. The system also lets golfers track their stats to compare with their friends and PGA pros.

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Amazon Fire TV

The Fire TV is Amazon's answer to media streaming devices like the Roku and Apple TV, but with a few special features to set it apart. Like other media streaming set-top boxes, the Fire TV can stream content from multiple sources including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Watch ESPN, and Pandora.

What makes the Fire TV different is its Voice Remote which lets you search for movies, TV shows, actors, and genres by speaking into the remote. The voice search even searches within apps and games so you have a choice to use services other than Amazon's.

Amazon is also trying to bring mobile games to the TV with the Fire TV. Games like Minecraft: PocketEdition, Asphalt 8, and the exclusive Sev Zero are all available to play on the small set-top box.

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Belkin WeMo Light Switch

The Belkin WeMo Light Switch is a device that lets you control the lights in your house from your smartphone. After replacing a standard light switch with the WeMo Light Switch, connecting the device to your home network, and downloading the app to your iPhone or Android phone, turning the lights on in a room is as simple as tapping a button on your phone.

The device also lets your easily set timers for lights, and of course, still functions as a standard light switch. The WeMo Light Switch also works with IFTTT for a wider variety of customizable options.

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DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter Version 1.1.1

With an included mount for GoPro cameras, the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter is great for anyone looking to take some unique aerial videos. Maybe you want to get a video of a fireworks display from among all the mid-air explosions, or maybe you're looking to just get a bird's-eye view of your neighborhood.

The drone has a built-in Naza-M and GPS multi-rotor autopilot system that gives it "a stable and reliable flight characteristic." Controlling the drone is as easy as using the dedicated R/C controller, just like an R/C car, but arguably a bit cooler.

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