Being a parent has certainly opened my eyes to new products out on the market. From the moment my kids started recognizing certain brands, my awareness of those brands has increased as well. Sometimes, I find those same brands that my children love in some of the strangest places – places that I would be at but didn’t expect to see something for my children at. At least this time, in this case, I didn’t expect to see this brand in this form – Yo Gabba Gabba; and I saw Yo Gabba Gabba at E3. However, I didn’t see Yo Gabba Gabba at E3 as a new kid’s video game, though I am sure that is in the works somewhere at some studio. Instead, I saw Yo Gabba Gabba at the Nyko E3 press site where they were featuring two new accessories for children under the Yo Gabba Gabba brand. A Brobee Hip Pack and a Muno Time Clock/Dock Radio.
These two products immediately caught my eye as Yo Gabba Gabba is one of my kids’ favorite shows. Interestingly enough, both products were made with the Nintendo 3DS in mind. Seeing as how none of my kids own a 3DS at the moment, my interest is professional as of right now. But since my daughter is coming of age where she is interested in her own gaming handheld right now, a 3DS may be in her near future and makes the relevancy of these products a little more immediate.
Nyko Brobee Hip Pack
This Brobee themed hip pack features several accessory compartments so your child can carry around everything they need to enjoy their 3DS on the go. The two separate compartments can house either their 3DS or a 3DS cartridge pack to carry multiple 3DS games on the go. The plush design of the hip pack is sure to please any Yo Gabba Gabba fan and the Brobee themed lens cleaning cloth is an extra incentive to help your child keep the screens on their 3DS consoles clean. The adjustable strap is perfect for children of all ages and sizes. And if that wasn’t enough, the Brobee plush pouch features a detachable mouth so Brobee can either be smiling or frowning – just like he does in the Yo Gabba Gabba kid’s show.
Muno Time Clock/Dock Radio
This Muno themed product is perfect to dock your child’s iPod, iPhone or 3DS for a quick charge or to play audio music files from as a radio. In addition to playing songs from your mobile device, the Muno Time accessory also has 30 of Yo Gabba Gabba’s best songs fully accessible to use as an alarm to wake your child up for school or where ever they need to be. When the Muno Time product is playing any of the 30 built in Yo Gabba Gabba songs, the animated Muno arms above the speakers move in time with the music. And even though I am describing the Muno Time accessory as being for the 3DS, the product is fully compatible with every handheld in the DS line. (3DS, DSi, DS Lite, DSi XL and DS)
Before I had kids, products like this would have never caught my eye. Ever since having my three kids though, I keep an open eye for new products like this one that can make any child personalize the tech in their world to their liking. If you are a video gaming parent like me, and your kids are just getting into video games themselves, explore the internet and see what other fun and fantastic products are available for your children. Definitely check out Nyko and their range of products for children as well as PDP, Performance Design Products and CTA Digital for more ideas on how to incorporate technology and gaming into your child’s life.