The stuffed dino pal lets parents talk without having to purchase a phone for their littles ones. Works over Wi-Fi and can remember a maximum of 5 networks, so connecting is easy.
Setup is a little tedious.
Cute little keychains for little Talkie plushie fans. 3 weensies makes noises such as laughing and sneezing when squeezed. The soft toys look great attached to a backpack.
Some find the sounds too childish.
With Toymail plushies, you can rest assured that your children aren't talking to strangers – each contact must be accepted by the parent first. Works via Wi-Fi.
The toy snores when not in use, which can be a bit annoying.
Messages sent to the plushie are saved and can be replayed. Using the toy is easy even for young children and the accompanying app is intuitive.
Device sometimes has trouble reconnecting to Wi-Fi.
While these cute stuffies look like your average kids’ toy, they are actually pretty amazing communication devices perfect for even very young users. Talkies allow your kids to stay connected with you all the time without handing them a phone or tablet — which is great for parents trying to limit screentime. These innovative toys work like a voice messaging app, not in real time, over your WiFi network. Kids simply press the smiley face button on the back to choose a contact. The Talkie will say the names of programmed contacts, and the child will press the record button to begin their message. The contact will get a notification on their app that they have a message waiting for them. Whether you have family members who are far away or just want to foster communication among your child’s friends, Talkies can be a safe, simple — and cute — way to stay in touch.
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