Have you guys heard about this toy?
Ubooly is a plush+app toy that works with your iPhone 3, 4, 4s or 5 (or iPod Touch) – you just download the free app, then securely place your device inside the stuffed animal and it comes to life.
It’s like Siri for a stuffy.
Ubooly understands phrases like “Play a game” and “Tell me a story” and has new activities that update automatically to that app every month (so it doesn’t get “stale”).
I think it is so adorable. And it has STELLAR reviews from the big-time tech blogers.
Like this one from GeekMom (that I found on Wired.com):
While I’ve tested other plush+app toys that failed to deliver on the promise of interactive play, I have to give the Ubooly two thumbs up on that level. In the awake time, Ubooly will genuinely communicate with the child. It’s like Siri for children, stuffed instead a cute orange creature!”
Ubooly reached out to me with an exclusive $10 off discount for Kosher on a Budget readers when you click thru this link. (You shouldn’t need it, but if it prompts you for a coupon code, use kosheronabudget).
Regularly, $29.95 + shipping, you will pay $19.77 (I guess that’s a little bit more than $10 off, actually) + it looks like $3.30 for shipping = $23.07.
I know I said I was done with Chanukah shopping, but I’m getting this for my daughter. Since I’m not about to permanently give her my iPhone (hello), I will save this for our next road trip. My sons have their DS / Leapster, and my daughter will have her Ubooly.
Recommended for ages 4 – 9.