Toniebox: A revolutionary audio system for children @ CES 2024 - Show Notes

Toniebox: A revolutionary audio system for children @ CES 2024

Monday Apr 15, 2024 (00:05:22)


In today's digital age, children are often surrounded by screens, whether it be through tablets, smartphones, or televisions. With the rise of technology, it is becoming increasingly important for parents to find alternative forms of entertainment for their children that do not involve screens. One solution to this issue is the screen-free audio system for kids called the Toniebox.

Screen-free audio system for kids

The Toniebox is a five-inch speaker cube that allows children to listen to songs and stories without the need for adult supervision. By placing a character called a Tonie on top of the box, children can activate the device and enjoy content tailored to their interests. With over 200 characters available in the U.S. market, children have a wide range of songs and stories to choose from, including popular characters like Moana and dinosaurs from National Geographic.

The Toniebox is incredibly easy to use. The first time you place a Tonie on the device, it will connect to the internet using the Wi-Fi connection you configure on first use. It will then grab the related content for the Tonie in question, making it available on the device for offline use. The device is capable of holding a number of pieces of content offline, so it can be used on vacation or the go.

One of the key features of the Toniebox is its ability to engage children without the use of screens. In a time where screens are often used as a means of entertainment and distraction, the Toniebox offers a screen-free alternative that encourages children to use their imagination and creativity. This can be particularly beneficial for parents looking to limit their child's screen time and promote other forms of play and learning.

Feedback from parents and children who have used the Toniebox has been positive, with many noting the device's ability to help children fall asleep faster and improve bedtime routines. Additionally, the Toniebox is versatile and can be used in various settings, such as during road trips or as a means of entertainment without relying on screens.

The recommended age range for the Toniebox is primarily targeted towards children aged two to five, although there is content available for infants and older children as well. This wide range of content ensures that children of all ages can benefit from the screen-free audio system and enjoy age-appropriate songs and stories.

Conclusion: Simple and fun screen-free entertainment

The Toniebox is readily available for purchase at major retailers such as Walmart and Amazon, as well as their own website making it easily accessible to parents looking for a screen-free entertainment option for their children. With its growing popularity and positive feedback from users, the Toniebox serves as a valuable tool for parents seeking to provide their children with engaging and educational entertainment that does not rely on screens.

In conclusion, the screen-free audio system for kids, exemplified by the Toniebox, offers a unique and innovative solution to the challenges of screen time for children. By providing a wide range of content, promoting imagination and creativity, and offering a screen-free alternative to traditional forms of entertainment, the Toniebox proves to be a valuable resource for parents looking to provide their children with engaging and educational content.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Todd Cochrane

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Todd is the CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry - a podcast media company that represents 105,000 Audio and Video podcasters in which his company provides advertising opportunities, media distribution/hosting, podcast media statistics and other services. He is a podcast advertising specialist. Executing podcast advertising deals with a variety of national vendors for the past 13 years. Todd was responsible for bringing GoDaddy into the Podcast Advertising Space as one of the first podcast advertisers in 2005.


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