2018 is already looking seriously exciting when it comes to new gadget launches. With loads of cool tech developments lined up for the year ahead, it’s tough to stay ahead of the game.

Worry not! I have spoken to an expert in the field, who shared his thoughts on the coolest, quirkiest and most fun technological trends all tweens and teens need to know about.

Meet tech obsessed Jenk Oz, the 12-year-old CEO and ‘Curator of Cool’ from iCoolKid, the largest UK website for 8-15-year olds. Below Jenk shares some of his top tech picks for 2018:




Price: £59.99

Available from: NINTENDO LABO

Link to buyAmazon or Argos

Suitable for: The whole family


“If DIY is not your thing don’t skip to the next gadget just yet, as I promise this will get you excited! Nintendo Labo is a new way to play. The kit comes with a variety of DIY transformable cardboard shapes and lets you customise them in a way that fits your personal style. You can then bring them to life with your Nintendo Switch and change them into a variety of items as you play! This gadget is really cool and will bring you hours of fun!”




Air selfie drone

Price: tbc

Available from: Air Selfie Camera

Link to buy:

Suitable for: teenagers

The era of taking selfies is far from over, but it looks like 2018 is going to be the year when the selfie stick becomes old news! This new Air Selfie Camera cover attaches to your phone and allows you to take pictures from above, making group selfies and panorama photos super easy. I am already a fan and think this will change the way in which we snap!”



MekaMON Fighting Robots


Price: £300

Available from: Mekamon

Link to buy:

Suitable for: teenagers

“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to organise your own robot wars in the living room? Well, now you don’t have to wonder! The MekaMON fighting robots are easily operated from your iPhone/ iPad and will allow you to battle any AR monsters! The technology behind these is incredible so it’s definitely worth adding this crab-like droid to your gadget collection!”




mergevr blaster

Price: tbc

Available from: Merge Vr

Link to buy:

Suitable for: teenagers

Merge blaster is one of the most exciting gadgets set to launch in 2018! This fun AR gun uses your phone to enable you to play virtual reality style games, without having to wear a handset. I don’t have many details on this product just yet, but I can’t wait to play this with the team in the iCoolKid office!”





Price: approx. £62

Available from: ROKBLOK

Link to buy:

Suitable for: teenagers

RokBlok is the world’s smallest wireless record player making it easy to listen to your below retro records on the move! Rok Blok has a built-in speaker and the ability to connect to a Bluetooth device so you can literally enjoy your record collection anywhere!”





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