Should You Invest in a Smart Home Solution?

A few years ago, smart home solutions seemed like something from science fiction movies. But, today they’re available and accessible for everyone. With tons of chores to finish around the house, sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night wondering if you have...

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What are the best digital cams for our precious little ones? We discuss 3 options

When it comes to picking an action camera for a child there are a lot of choices and a lot of things to consider. You want to purchase a brand that you can rely on that will meet the needs of your child. If your child enjoys the outdoors but may be a bit rough with their things you will not want a fragile camera that will break if it is accidentally dropped. If your child enjoys bonus features and games in addition to camera options you might want to find something a bit more hi-tech with more add on features. We’re going to go over three of the best camera options for children in 2019.

Vtech Kidizoom

This camera is quite possibly the most popular digital camera for kids. The kidizoom camera is available as a:

  • kidizoom camera connect
  • kidizoom duo 5.0
  • kidizoom spin and smile
  • kidizoom duo selfie camera

The sheer amount of options with this camera is what makes it a fan favorite. The basic kidizoom camera connect is a 1.3 megapixel camera. This camera has photo and video capability. The photos can be edited with wacky graphics and the videos can have an artistic frame added. The best features is the a 1.8″ color screen with an easy-to-use viewfinder that kids can play one of the 3 included games on or can review and edit their pictures and videos on. There is also a fun voice changing feature for kids to tinker with. This camera comes with a USB cable so it can be connected to your PC where you will be able to download pictures and videos but it also comes with 128MB internal storage of approximately 800 photos and a card slot for extra microSD card memory.

The kidizoom duo 5.0 is available in blue, pink or camouflage. It has all the features of the connect version but everything is a bit upgraded. You get 5 games instead of 3 and parent controls that can limit the amount of time spent gaming. The screen is also larger and is a 2.4″ TFT color screen. It comes with a 256 MB built in memory and can take more than 1500 photos, or up to 9 minutes of video. You can upgrade this camera and include a MP3 capability and headphones. The kidizoom spin and smile camera is designed with 2.2” TFT color screen, 2 megapixel digital camera and is ideal for taking selfies. The duo selfie kidizoom camera is designed with 2 cameras that can switch between the front and rear lenses with the dedicated switching button and has a 2.4″ TFT color screen, front camera 1600 x 1200 pixels, and rear camera 640 x 480 pixels. No matter what v-tech kidizoom camera you select you will find entertainment and quality photo and video taking capabilities all wrapped up in a very durable camera that will not break if dropped. These cameras are best suited for kids 3-9 years of age.

Sharper Image Smart Watch For Kids

This smart watch has all of the features that adults enjoy but they are designed with kids in mind. These are great for kids on the go that also want to take advantage of technology. This watch has a built in camera with video capturing capabilities. This watch is designed with a 90-degree high definition camera that’s great for taking selfies or front-facing objects. It also takes video and voice recordings. Additional features include touch screen learning, a stop watch, alarm clock and pre-installed educational learning games. This is available in blue and pink is for children 5 years of age and older.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

For kids who want to print their pictures right away this is the perfect choice. This is best suited for children 8 years and older and the quick developing film can get a bit costly. This is a kid tough instant camera that allows children to capture their favorite image and print a copy of it on the spot. It is available in multiple colors to please the most color selective child.

Should You Invest in a Smart Home Solution?

A few years ago, smart home solutions seemed like something from science fiction movies. But, today they’re available and accessible for everyone. With tons of chores to finish around the house, sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night wondering if you have switched off the coffee maker or if your kitchen door was adequately shut. Smart home systems allow you to take care of everything, without leaving your place, ensuring safety and comfort.

Although they were initially very expensive, today smart homes are becoming more affordable. They can be connected to smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices to provide total control over your household even when you’re not present.

These systems depend on automation to save time and increase efficiency. The systems are easy to control using smartphones, voice commands, and remote controls to control various home appliances like home theatres, home security, lighting, and thermostat regulators.

Smart home systems are safe and secure. Without being physically present, these systems allow you to ensure that everything is safe. They also allow you to customize everything to cater to your individual needs. You can lock doors, adjust the temperature, or watch every room in the house when you’re miles away. If you haven’t bought a smart home solution yet, then it’s probably time to think about investing in one.

About Me

My name is Mark Lakens, and I am a software engineer. I’m personally fascinated by how much technology has changed life in the past few decades, and I believe that there is no limit to what we can learn and do.

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