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Sugar Free Easter Baskets

Thoughts of Easter baskets typically render images of sugared variations of treats that my kids will inhale quicker than any meal I have ever presented them.  This year I am leaving the candy store empty handed.  I am going for a sugar free Easter basket, and I am certain my kids will not mind one bit. Neither will my dentist.

Are you like me, and looking for something bigger than jelly beans, and sugary sweets? I am sharing my Easter basket picks for this year below.

Anki (consumer robotics & AI company) is offering it’s best-selling robot with a big brain and even bigger personality, Cozmo for $149.99 – $30 off MSRP; promotion ends on 4/1. Driven by powerful AI, Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. Cozmo owners can also take control of his  wildly sophisticated robotics and AI systems with Code Lab, a simple and intuitive visual programming platform based on Scratch programming language. 

Lookout for a review from JD, I am sure he will be eager to share his love for Cozmo. Cozmo has been on JD’s wishlist for sometime.

Already have Cozmo? Heads Up on Cozmo Code Lab Contest: For Cozmo owners who are eager to show off their programming chops, Anki has launched a Code Lab contest, where people are encouraged to submit a project in Constructor mode that celebrates Summer in a creative way, think Cozmo singing the hottest summer song; building a sun-dial on Cozmo’s face; and, much more. The best part? One lucky winner will receive $1,500 and be featured in Code Lab!

*Contest ends on 4/9

Osmo is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination in the digital world through augmented reality and reflective artificial intelligence.

All kids love music, and now they can compose their own by arranging Osmo’s Coding Blocks into patterns and sequences. So it’s happy, hands-on play, and an awesome way to introduce Coding. While they Rock On, we can too knowing they are learning also! Full review coming your way very soon.

New for Spring and perfect for that Easter Basket gifts are the Fingerlings series of 2Tones. With Fingerlings, fun is always close at hand. Literally! These baby monkeys cling to your fingers and go where you go. They react to sound, motion and touch, make fun little monkey noises, and move in ways that will make you squeal with delight. Friendship really is at your fingertips!

Tell us below what will you fill your Easter baskets with?

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form product/service for free, all opinions are our own. 

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