Rated 5 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheReviewWire Ubooly Review
I was recently chosen to receive an Ubooly Stuffed Animal. I had never heard of such a thing but I figured if it can be played with on the iPhone/iPod, then my son will enjoy it. At first when we opened the box, he thought it was just a stuffed animal. But then I downloaded the free Ubooly App to get the magic started.
Once you "adopt your Ubooly" by downloading the app and entering your specific Ubooly code that comes with it, you can either play games on the iPhone/iPod which new content is added every month or you click on the Ubooly image to make the Ubooly face appear. Then you need to stick the iPhone/iPod in upside down into the Ubooly plush, so the speaker will be at the top for the voice recognition. The only downside is that unless your child had their own iPhone/iPod, your phone will be in use for quite a while!
Some of the activities that Ubooly can do include: telling stories, tell you jokes, say fun facts and trivia and play music. When my son finally got to play with it, he took it to the couch and listened to several stories. When you double tap the screen, you are able to enjoy another activity and Ubooly asks, " What do want to do?". You can either say listen to music, play a game, hear a story or tell me a joke. If you say no, Ubooly continues asking "Do you want to hear a cool fact?", "Want to listen to some music?", "Want to play a game?". My son said listen to music then he came running in, "Mom...he knows my Halo music!" He was so excited that Ubooly was playing his instrumental Halo music for him.
Ubooly is geared toward children age 4 to 9, my son is five and it is right up his alley. I think that Ubooly is a great idea, it keeps the kids entertained and the best part is that it isn't that expensive! Ubooly runs $29.99 plus you get new content every month. I haven't had mine that long so I have not seen any new content yet. But you can't beat the price for a fun, interactive and informative toy. Ubooly encourages creativity through choose-your-own adventure stories, fun challenges, and "play pretend" games. Ubooly also knows fun facts about history, science, and teaches kids new vocabulary.
Rated 5 out of 5 by angelsdofall Meet your child's VBFF
Ubooly is sure to become your child's VBFF (virtual best friend forever)! He is smart and funny and has some fun games to play! He tells jokes and stories and is sure to keep your child entertained!
As soon as you receive your Ubooly you download the FREE app and register your little one's new friend. Stuff your iPhone or iPod into the little pocket and your youngster's VBFF comes to life! He is equipped with voice recognition and is able to tell your kiddo a story, a funny joke, some trivia and more. If your child is a bit older they will love the games the app comes equipped with. There are a few fun games that are updated every month.
Ubooly is geared towards kids 4-8 and my children are 2-9 and they all love him. My 2 year old daughter tries to take him everywhere with her, she loves when he talks to her and thinks its hilarious to put Ubooly to sleep.
Ubooly makes a great gift this Holiday Season!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndTwinsMake5 Meet Ubooly: Our New Cuddly High Tech Toy Friend
I'm a huge fan of those magical moments when kids discover new things. Their initial surprise as they encounter something unknown to them sticks with me for a long time and often my kids remember and talk about it too. I'm the mom who pre opens some of the holiday toys, removes all those darn twist ties and pre-installs batteries to maximize fun on Christmas morning. So shortly before my kids returned home from school a few weeks back, I readied Ubooly to surprise everyone.
Ubooly is a new tech toy I had received for review that is powered by an iPhone or iPod and it's own special app. Readying Ubooly for the kids was as easy as downloading a single required app, entering a registration code included in Ubooly's box, and then inserting my prepared iPhone inside Ubooly's stuffed body so that it appeared as the toy's face.
Ubooly napped on the kitchen counter until everyone arrived. His orange fur and cute little ears drew immediate attention. My son Cormac ran over and awakened Ubooly with a gentle touch on his cheek and that was all the prompting Ubooly need to speak with everyone. We all collectively giggled as we listened, and even the older kids were amused. Ubooly told the kids jokes, played music, shared stories, tossed out a few fun facts, played games, and made little sounds of enjoyment as the kids trotting Ubooly all around. Among our favorite activities was Ubooly prompting us to make different animal sounds and asking us to pretend we were in a cave.
Since Ubooly's arrival he's been spending a fair amount of time with the family. He's made particular friends with our four year old twins. He talks to them during breakfast some mornings, joins them as they carpool the older kids about, and he even helped all of us trim the Christmas tree.
I might add that Ubooly has done an excellent job of keeping my iPhone nice and safe. He has a well padded physique that not only gives him a darling huggable look, but also keeps iPods and iPhones protected from accidental drops or falls.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ambermck Wonderful toy!
I recently received our Ubooly and I was thrilled!
Just from reading all of the awesome things about it, I was beyond excited.
Once he arrived, (wonderfully packaged by the way) we opened him right up!
He came with a code to download the app.
Once downloaded, I'm not sure who enjoyed him more-my husband or the kids!
My kids are 5, 4, and 1. They ALL love Ubooly so much! They fight over who gets to play with him and if one has him, the other two will follow him/her around until it's their turn.
Ubooly puts a smile on my face as well. His jokes are hilarious. His adventures are genius. Watching my kids go on this mini adventures with Ubooly is just adorable.
My son recently had to have surgery and instead of taking his blankie with him (his comfort), he took Ubooly with and wouldn't let the nurses touch Ubooly!
I highly recommend getting one for you own kiddo (or even yourself-haha)