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Thinker-Tinker Octobo plush smart robot for kids

Techstination feature for Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.           Thinker Tinker is a company that has turned a plush toy into an interactive smart companion for little ones.   Octobo works with a tablet…and uses books and tokens that bring the toy to life.   CEO Yuting Su…

“He is a very cuddly blue octopus but also a powerful hardware gadget himself.  There are sensors throughout his body that can sense kids’ different interactions.  And the sensors are connected to a tablet.”

With an app that gives Octobo his expressions and sounds. The starter pack includes Octobo’s Underwater Adventure book and sells for about 150 dollars….and right now there is only a single add on book available…Great Letter Search.   Hopefully there will be more soon to make the investment worthwhile.    Since your tablet goes inside….parents will likely want to stay nearby.  Find more at 

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Categories: Kids