It feels like we only just farewelled the summer holidays, and now the Easter break is fast approaching. What’s a parent to do when they just want a moment of peace and quiet? Invest in one or two of these tech pieces to have on hand for the next road trip or last-minute work requirement.


  1. Birde Bundle (includes kid-friendly smart speaker, $60 of music, audio book and video content, bonus Funky Chicken animated video valued at $14.95 and a bous 100% natural cotton seed bag), $299, www.birde.co

  2. Sphero Mini in blue, $79.95, www.myer.com.au Drive, play games, learn to code and so much more with this robotic ball
  3. WobbleWorks 3Doodler Create+ Pen Deluxe, $164, www.hobbywarehouse.com.au This 3D pen extrudes heated plastic that hardens almost instantly, so you can draw 3D structures, freehand or on stencils.
  4. iPad 6th Gen 9.7” in Space Grey (also available in gold and silver), $447, www.officeworks.com.au

  5. Shockproof EVA case for iPad, $79.95, www.casebuddy.com.au

  6. Vtech Kidizoom Smart Watch DX2 in blue (also available in purple), $99, www.target.com.au

  7. Discovery Channel Virtual Reality Glasses, $49.99, www.shop.australiangeographic.com.au

  8. Silverlit Stunt Drone, $39.99, www.shop.australiangeographic.com.au

  9. Original Tamagotchi in white, $29.99, www.mrtoys.com.au


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