The technology being used on kids’ toys these days can be quite surprising especially for a generation of parents whose most technologically advanced toys were Ataris and a Texas Instruments Speak and Spell. The toys being released today can even be considered tech demos of really cool electronics.
Take for example the Children’s DJ Station. This wonderful toy is a music slash DJ station for the on-the-go child. This wonderful toy is a sound effects mat that let children play with music and sounds – allowing them to mimic what DJs do. The mat can be used to make various sounds, even all at once. The mat has a multifunction keyboard that has up to two octaves of notes, which can be used to play eight different kinds of instruments. This includes the guitar, saxophone, piano, and trumpet. There are also eight preprogrammed buttons that provide different types of rhythms which serve as background beats. You can choose from hip-hop beats to Caribbean beats, among others. There are also four drum buttons on the mat that can be used to provide various drum beats and sounds. You can add snare, cymbal or tom-tom sounds to the music you’re playing. Yes, you read it right. The Children’s DJ Station has the added functionality of allowing your child to connect an MP3 player through the built in audio-in port so that they can play their favorite songs and accompany it with their own DJ stylings using the mat. And to top it off, there’s an included headset microphone that your child can use to practice his rap or his on-stage banter. This is a great toy if you really want your child to develop a love for the art of DJ’ing.