Bluebee Pals, the Bluetooth connected cuddly toy that talks and sings, is a hot holiday toy this season. We got to bring one home and try him out to share our honest review. I received this item as a gift for my honest opinion, all thoughts are my own.
When I was little there was a very popular talking bear that was all the rage and on every child's list at Christmastime. I wanted one so bad, imagining how wonderful it would be to have a loveable friend I could talk to and have imaginary tea parties with. Technology has come a long, long way since then and toy creators have given the toys of today some pretty magical features.
The Bluebee Pals are a collection of five plushy learning tools that talk, sing and read to your child. Each interactive plush features an embedded Bluetooth enabled speaker that connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities.
Each loveable animal friend moves their lips in synchrony with your child's favorite songs, reads along to books and engages with various learning apps via Bluetooth. Connect to your phone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth and watch your Bluebee come alive, like magic. Even foreign language apps work—in fact, as long as an app has sound, it will work with Bluebee Pals!
My son loved hearing his Bluebee pal read him his favorite bedtime audiobooks. And in the morning we sing-along to silly songs with our Bluebee bear as we're getting ready for preschool.
The pals can even be used as a hands-free telephone with the built-in speaker and microphone! A rechargeable battery with USB micro-charged cable is included.
Choose from five animal styles: Riley the Zebra, Sammy the Bear, Hudson the Puppy, Lily the Lamb, and Leo the Lion. This would be a great gift to find under the holiday tree this year. And what a cute way to connect to friends and family who can talk to and tell stories to a child or grandchild over the phone connected to the Bluebee.
For ages 3-8, each is $64.99 and available at www.BluebeePals.com, or online at Target, Walmart or Amazon. You can check them out in this YouTube video or here is founder Laura Jiencke introducing them and how they work.