The EZ DJ PRO is an awesome toy that makes mixing and scratching music easy

Launching later this year under $60, the EZ DJ PRO is a kids toy that adults will love too. The latest gadget from JAKKS Pacific connects to your iPad, iPhone or Android device, and using their free app you can turn your device into a DJ setup. While this is designed for DJing novices (it automatically matches the beat between two songs, a pretty important skill for real DJs to learn), the included effects, scratching, and mixer mean that this thing is definitely capable of being used to DJ a real party.

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CES 2013 Innovation Award: The WeMo Baby Monitor and App

WeMo Baby Monitor from Belkin
WeMo Baby Monitor

The Innovation Awards at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) helps sort through the tons of gadgets at the show to highlight some of the most useful, interesting and groundbreaking. The focus is really on new stuff that you might actually want, and will be available to the general public.

First up? The WeMo Baby Monitor & App from Belkin. It’s great for any new parents or parents-to-be. It’s a baby monitor that can go in your child’s room, but uses an app on your phone instead of a second receiver. That means you can check up on your child with your iPhone or iPod Touch, and you don’t have to carry a second device around the house with you.

This is already available from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, and costs $84 from both of those retailers (as of right now). A new baby monitor from Amazon (without the iPhone capability) can run you anywhere from $40 to $140, so the WeMo is a good deal with extra added convenience.

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