Did you know that there is a stuffed animal which can “come to life” by literally stuffing a smartphone into it? It is called Ubooly, and it’s set to be the perfect companion, friend, and teacher to every child!
The Ubooly toy has a price of $29.95.
Who Would Buy This?
Parents are always on the lookout for educational toys that are wholesome, safe to play with, and look adorable. Well, Ubooly qualifies under all those criteria. Younger and older children alike will certainly find themselves having fun spending hours and hours with Ubooly.
Things We Like
We are thoroughly impressed with the concept of a stuffed animal that can actually talk, listen, and communicate. And all you have to do is to install the app into your smartphone, which will then be inserted into the toy!
The material that the Ubooly toy is made of also gets our thumbs up. The memory foam is not only great to touch, it also acts as a protective cushion for the smartphone inserted inside the toy, even when Ubooly is being thrown about. Since it comes in three colors (green, orange and pink), kids can take their pick among them, depending on their personality.
But the real winning feature of the Ubooly is how it provides a lot of room for customization to suit the personality of the child. Parents also have a say on what lessons and activities can be added that Ubooly and their child can enjoy together.
It’s not a requirement, though, since Ubooly is already packed with hundreds of stories and games, all of which are designed to stimulate the child’s imagination, entertain him, and teach more than a few lessons along the way. It’s always fun to learn with someone, and you cannot find a better study or learning partner for your child than Ubooly!
Ubooly is marketed with children 4 to 10 years old in mind. However, even older kids and adults will find games and applications that are challenging enough for their more advanced tastes.
Things We Don’t Like
Unfortunately, the quality of smartphone used will also have to be factored in. The speaker and the mic will have to be functioning really well in order for Ubooly to be heard clearly and also understand what the child is saying. They will have a hard time communicating if the speaker and the mic are acting up.
Is It Worth The Money?
For only $29.95, you are practically getting a teacher, a friend and a playmate for your child. This is going to be one of the best purchases you’ll ever make for your child.
Aside from the official Ubooly site, the Ubooly toy will also be available here.
Give your child the perfect present by giving him or her a friend that he or she can play with and learn with! You’ll be glad that you chose Ubooly! Check out our video review of the Ubooly and see what you think.