“With Woobo Mini, we’ve attempted to create a plush, huggable audio playmate who looks nothing like a smart device, but acts just like one!” - Feng Tan, founder and CEO of Woobo.
BOSTON (PRWEB) October 31, 2018
The newest addition to the Woobo family, Woobo Mini is the first AI-powered audio playmate to enter the smart toy market for babies and toddlers aged 0-4. From the makers of Woobo (the educational robot for kids 4+), Woobo Mini delights little ones with a carefully curated and always updating collection of songs and stories.
Priced at $79, Woobo Mini is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo at heavily discounted rates with special perks.
A Boston-based AI-startup, Woobo Inc., specializes in creating smart companions for kids that are both parent and child approved. Despite being “Mini”, this smart audio playmate is packed with an impressive range of features:
- Plush exterior which is drop-resistant
- Teething-friendly ears that display colorful lights
- Multiple ways to control playback - buttons on the toy/Parent App on the phone
- Removable plush cover - makes it easy to clean
- Offline mode - play select songs and stories without WiFi
- Interactive - can answer questions in real-time and follow voice commands
- Night mode - turns into a night light with white noise to complement sleep routine
“Our childhoods were filled with favorite songs, stories, lullabies, folktales, and nursery rhymes that we grew up listening to. As parents and educators, we often sing to our kids or tell them bedtime stories, but we also use electronic devices to play their favorite tunes,” said Feng Tan, founder and CEO of Woobo, Inc. “With Woobo Mini, we’ve attempted to create a plush, huggable audio playmate who looks nothing like a smart device, but acts just like one!”
Woobo Mini is 7" tall, weighs about 0.5 pounds, and includes a Parent app for iOS and Android. Woobo will ship the first Woobo Mini right before Christmas, positioning itself as the tech toy gift of the season for 0-4 year olds.
Woobo is a Boston-based company founded by MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, and RISD alumni to produce a vocal and interactive AI robot for child companionship and educational development. Woobo provides a functional education and entertainment platform within a cuddly, engaging robot playmate that brings kids joy and interactive learning. Woobo can talk, answer questions, express emotion, tell stories, sing songs, and play games with kids of any age. For more information, visit https://www.woobo.io.