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Tonies enable digital storytelling & more for children and families

Techstination feature for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.        Bringing physical toys into the digital world isn’t a brand new concept…but the folks behind Tonies have created a winning combination.    The Toniebox is a ruggedized speaker that plays stories, songs and even your own recorded content…depending upon the Tonie magnetic figure placed on top.     Marketing Director Drew Vernon…

“So the first time you put a particular Tonie on the box, it’s going to download the content from the cloud onto the box itself.   Once it’s downloaded onto the box you can then take it into the car, you can take it to a friend’s house…it’s completely disconnected and you can use it wherever you like.”

The company was founded by a couple of dads based in Germany…and now the Toniebox is gaining popularity in the U.S. as well.   They have licensed content from Disney, Pixar, Scholastsic, MacMillan Children’s Books and more.   Check out for more.

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Categories: Consumer Electronics | Kids