MONTREAL - Elias Makos wasn't hiding his enthusiasm about the $129 Sphero, which a hot toy for this Christmas season.

The ball can be controled by various smartphones and tablets and can be the source of much time-gobbling play.

Makos also enjoyed the Foldify app whcih only costs $2 and allows one to design paper objects.

"If you have kids, this is how you spend two dollars and spend all their time," said Makos.