Odyssey Toys Launches ARIA’s Adventures

OdysseyARIAOdyssey Toys is making an augmented reality educational game for kids, ARIA’s Adventures. This augmented reality interactive application combines physical playing cards with the company’s own cell phone-compatible virtual reality headset to teach memory skills and facts about different animals and other early learning skills. [Read more...]

Odyssey Toys IntroducesDrones, Virtual Reality, and more at NYTF

Odyssey Toys showcased its latest drones, virtual reality solutions, and flying machines at The North American International Toy Fair in New York City, including the Pocket Drone, Turbo Runner NX, and Galaxy Seeker II.

The Pocket Drone is the first collapsing video drone that is lightweight and can fit into user’s pockets. The size of an iPhone 6, this first generation version features collapsible blades that can be tucked neatly inside the unit for easy transport, along with a carry case and remote. With the built-in 720p High-Definition camera, users can capture video and pictures that save directly to the included 4GB Micro SD Card. The Pocket Drone features next-generation gyro technology, ensuring operation both indoors and outdoors with incredible stability, as well as 2.4 Ghz WiFi technology, USB charging, and LEDs for night flying.

The Turbo Runner NX, a miniature version of Odyssey Toys’ Sky Runner NX, is a master of all tricks. Mimicking a design that was developed in conjunction with the US Navy for a real life UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), the Turbo Runner NX fears no trick thanks to its patented cage, which minimizes any force of impact.

The Galaxy Seeker II provides users with the completely new flying experience of a high-performance drone thanks to first-person view (FPV) video recording and virtual reality (VR) capabilities. The Galaxy Seeker II offers  agile, 360 degree maneuvering and a real-time 5.8 Ghz digital remote and high definition video feed. Through the Galaxy Seeker II’s VR phone app and included VR headset, users can record and save videos and images directly to the provided 4GB Micro SD card. With built-in Headless SmartFly technology, the Galaxy Seeker II is compatible with Google Cardboard, giving thrill seekers a 3-D video flying experience.

The Pocket Drone, Turbo Runner NX, and Galaxy Seeker II will be available this spring.

 

CES 2016 Ignites Tech with Innovation

By Reyne Rice, trend hunter and thought leader, CEO ToyTrends

The latest and greatest innovations rocked the tech world at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9. Trade guests viewed the latest virtual reality headsets; flew unmanned systems and drones; test-drove the newest automotive vehicles with built-in enhanced entertainment and digital connectivity for kids and families; and marveled at the enhanced 4-D TV and home entertainment systems. Hands-on experiences and product testing dominated the crowded show floor as global exhibitors showcased their newest launch products, services, apps, and devices. [Read more...]