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Toy gadgets 2014

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
Toy Fair 2014: Top Gadget Picks
Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
CNBC's Kelli Grant sits down with Trae Bodge, senior editor of retailmenot.com, to talk about some of her favorite gadget picks at the NYC toy fair this year.

Groundbreaking, high tech, old-fashioned, you name it—toys of all kinds have been on display at the American International Toy Fair. Out of the massive amount of goodies on display, a few stood out to Trae Bodge, senior editor at digital coupon site RetailMeNot.com.

"I love all of them all but if I had to choose one, I would say it was the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD which is a water-resistant video camera that's so tiny, kids can clip it onto a hat, on a belt loop, wear it on a lanyard and record all of their adventures. I love it," Bodge told CNBC. The gadget costs $60. Bodge says it's really affordable but really high-tech. It comes in four colors and is targeted to 6-year-olds. The camera is available now at OregonScientific.com and will be more widely available in the fall.

Also on Bodge's radar is Skyrocket Nano Wars. Bodge said it's a great interactive play for kids and parents. The Nano Wars Bots have unique fights with up to eight bots at a time. At the end, the losers roll to their back and the winner remains standing. Nano Bots are also targeted to 6-year-olds. A battle pack of those toys costs $50.

Bodge also likes the Simon Swipe—a new twist on the classic hand-eye coordination game. It's got the hypnotic colors, flashing lights, as well as a new swipe action. "It's a really great interactive toy. A child can play it by themselves or battle it out with a friend or with a parent, so I really like that one as well," said Bodge.

Simon Swipe is targeted to 8-year-old kids and it's priced at $20.

By CNBC.com.