December 21, 2014

Top iPad and iPhone Gift Appcessories: Toys and Games

Nowadays, you have three gift-giving choices to help an iPad or iPhone owner get more fun or functionality from his or her iDevice: Give an app, accessory or appcessory. An appcessory is a special app-and-accessory combo that transforms an iPad or iPhone into a wide range of desirable things, from a toy to a fitness monitor and remote controller. So far, you can get most appcessory apps for free at Apple’s App Store and buy their companion accessories from major retailers, including the Apple Store and Amazon.

In the process of curating the best iPad and iPhone Gift Guides and Ideas elsewhere, it’s become increasingly clear that 2011 is the “Year of the Appcessory.” Compared to previous years, many more app accessories have landed on tech reviewers’ and enthusiasts’ gift guides and recommendations. What’s more, the word “appcessory” is now being used much more frequently — even comfortably, as though it has always existed.

If the rumor is true, Apple Stores everywhere may soon include dedicated appcessory sections for your shopping pleasure. So, brace yourself. This year onwards, app accessories will likely rock your iPhone or iPad with the same delightful force previously exerted separately by apps and accessories. That’s a whole lot of goodness to look forward to. And I sincerely hope that this post helps you get a jump start, especially in the fun department.

2011′s Most Recommended Toy and Game Appcessory Gifts

In this article, I shine the spotlight on the toy and game appcessories that have repeatedly made it to gift guide lists in 2011. As mentioned in Part 2 (Health and Fitness), Part 3 (Music and Entertainment) and Part 4 (Remote Controllers and Monitors) of this series, they are presumably your top choices in the marketplace today. Each app accessory has a short video description and links to gift guides, reliable reviews and purchase options. Prices are MSRP only and subject to change through time– click on links to find out current prices.

May this guide help you make quick, well-informed gift-giving decisions this holiday season and beyond! Please share this post with anyone who might enjoy or benefit from it. If I’ve missed something, leave me a comment below to let me know.

 

 

Top iPad- and iPhone-Controlled Toys and Games

 

HappiTaps Beary Happi ($19.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Disney Pixar Cars 2 AppMates (from $12.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Crayola ColorStudio HD iMarker Digital Stylus ($29.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

LEGO Life of George ($29.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

AppBlaster for iPhone and iPod Touch ($24.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Sphero Robotic Ball ($129.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Silverlit Ferrari Enzo for iPod, iPhone and iPad ($79.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank with Night Vision ($149.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

AppSpeed iOS-Controlled Monster Truck ($69.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Helo TC Helicopter ($49.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter ($299.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Tankbot Action Figure Toy ($24.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Pinball Magic ($39.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

ION iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad ($99.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Atari Arcade ($59.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Joystick-It iPad Arcade ($17.00)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Fling and Fling Mini ($29.95, $24.95)

YouTube Preview Image

 

The GameChanger ($79.99)

YouTube Preview Image

 

Duo Pop and Duo Plink ($39.95, $29.95)

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

Comments

  1. Awesome post!

  2. Love your articles, great ideas, and great advice. Keep it up! Thanks for the info on Lego Life of George. My 11 year old daughter has been nagging me about this. Just remembered as I saw it. Can’t wait to get it for her this Christmas. I may have to give it a try myself. :)

    • Thanks for stopping by, Liz, and I am so glad to have helped jog your memory. Would love to see the look on your daughter’s face when she gets LLoG on Christmas day. Brush up! The timed, two-player mode is not as easy as it looks! She may beat you! But I trust you’ll have fun in any case. Merry Christmas!

  3. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuber awesome can i get them all for free

  4. thanks for this

  5. alright, its cool, I haven’t read it all but Ill be back later

  6. I will look forward to reading more of your work.

  7. Great stuff, just great! Some truly superb information and very useful.

  8. Thanks for your concepts.

  9. Hi Cheers .. that solved the difficulty a superb deal ..:)

  10. Basically a beaming visitant beneath to share the enjoy

  11. I’ve been previously looking on the web a whole lot far more than Three hours of late, but We in no way identified out any kind of fascinating write-up like yours.

  12. I admire the important information you offer inside your articles. Great Job!

  13. Inventive writing capability has motivated me, thank you ! Plumbing Hoffman Estates

  14. You could possibly have the very greatest site content material within the globe

  15. I really like the things here about ipad here.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Most Recommended iPhone and iPad Game and Toy Gift Appcessories: Part 1 – Toys and Games – Pu… IPad and iPhone app accessories, or appcessories, have multiplied in 2011. In Part 1 of this series, we showcase the toy and game appcessories most frequently recommended as gifts by tech reviewers and enthusiasts. Source: http://www.pushforwords.com […]

  2. […] we mentioned in Part 1 of this series, where we curated the top Toy and Game Gift Appcessories, an appcessory is a special app-and-accessory combo that transforms an iPad or iPhone into […]

  3. […] we mentioned in Part 1 (Toys and Games ) and Part 2 (Health and Fitness) of this series, an appcessory is a special app-and-accessory […]

  4. […] Most Recommended TOY AND GAME Gift Appcessories for the iPad and iPhone – PushForWords IPad and iPhone app accessories, or appcessories, have multiplied in 2011. In Part 1 of this series, we showcase the toy and game appcessories most frequently recommended as gifts by tech reviewers and enthusiasts. Source: http://www.pushforwords.com […]

  5. […] “appcessories,” or app-enabled accessories, which I discuss in earlier posts around toys, fitness, music entertainment, remote controllers and monitors, and so […]

  6. […] mentioned in Part 1 (Toys and Games), Part 3 (Music and Entertainment) and Part 4 (Remote Controllers and Monitors), an appcessory is a […]

  7. […] I mentioned in Part 1 (Toys and Games), Part 2 (Health and Fitness) and Part 4 (Remote Controllers and Monitors) of this series, an […]

  8. […] mentioned in Part 1 (Toys and Games), Part 2 (Health and Fitness) and Part 3 (Music and Entertainment), an appcessory is a special […]

  9. […] “appcessories,” or app-enabled accessories, which I discuss in earlier posts around toys, fitness, music entertainment, and remote controllers and […]

  10. Read On……

    […]If ever you’d possibly be deciding to join one particular, you need to take note that you’re moving into a single thing that’s patterned[…]……

  11. Recent Blogroll Additions……

    […]usually posts some extremely exciting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]……

  12. Links……

    […]That is the end of this post. Listed here you’ll find some web sites we believe you’ll appreciate, simply click the hyperlinks.[…]…

  13. hcg diet foods phase 2…

    iPad and iPhone Toys and Games: Top Gift Appcessories — Groovin’ On Apps…

Speak Your Mind

*