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KUSA - There's a fun new way for kids to create works of art, with light, using the family iPad.

Crayola Light Marker

To activate this gadget, you turn out the lights, and draw in the air with the light marker, then watch as color starts to magically appear on your screen.

How does it work? The marker sends an invisible beam of light to your iPad's front facing camera. The iPad translates movement into lines of color you can use to play games or create art that can be saved or shared.

Six fun activities are included:

•Dot to Dot: Connect the dots to see what appears
•Splatter Paint: Pop the balloons for colorful splattery fun
•Scene Starter: Paint in the air using your Light Marker to color in scenes
•Hide 'n Seek: Find hidden objects in dark rooms with the Light Marker flashlight
•Puzzles: Move the pieces into place with your Light Marker
•Free Draw: Draw with neon crayons, markers and effects

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Halo Sani-Cuffs

These cuffs are made for kids five and up and are described as a health accessory that gives kids a bit of protection against germs, colds and flu.

The idea is simple: wearable, refillable mini-dispensers of hand sanitizer. You just push a button and out it comes from a tiny squeeze bottle. They're hypo-allergenic to boot.

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FX Sport VR1

Fitness fans have a new tool. The FX Sport VR1 is a sweatproof wireless MP3 player built into a specially designed set of headphones.

It uses text to speech software to read your personalized workout routines back to you, along with any music you want to weave through. Any workout can be designed with instruction, time notifications and motivational messages.

You can upgrade these headphones to a fully waterproof version for the pool that uses a silicon skin accessory.

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Jackery Mini Battery Pack

Everybody knows battery life stinks on many phones. The external battery charger called the Jackery Mini can help extend it. It's not the traditional, bulky battery pack, but a sleek piece of metal slightly bigger than a lipstick. Recharging is easy with a micro USB charging cable. LED indicators show the power level. is the website. 

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