No phone? No problem. Just bump fists!
Younger kids can get in on the texting craze without using an app or a phone by wearing these Text Bands, sold by Hallmark. Kids just type in a 10-character or less message, bump fists or shake hands, and the message swaps and appears on each other’s Text Band. Good news for parents: There is a bad language filter built in. There are eight different styles of bands, including Darth Vader, Minnie Mouse, and Pink Glitterati.
$14.99; bands $4.99; textbands.com.