What You'll Get
- $55.18 for one Toymail WiFi walkie-talkie ($68.98 value)
- Choose between the Buck and Fairfax styles
- Makes an ideal Valentine’s Day gift
- Suggested age range: 3 and up
- The price of tax and shipping is included. Toys ship on January 30th, 2015.
Toymail WiFi Walkie-Talkie
Technology for kids, only without the screen. That’s the idea behind Mailmen—cute, mailbox-shaped animals that double as WiFi walkie talkies. These smart toys, created by MIT entrepreneur Gauri Nanda and her best friend, Audry Hill, receive voice messages sent through the Toymail app, which loved ones can use on their iOS & Android devices. When each toy receives a message, it alerts kids with a wacky sound, relays the message, and gives kids an opportunity to reply with the simple press of a button. This system, which earned attention from the New York Times, is an easy and fun way for family to communicate with little ones, no matter the distance.
The Kid Half: Wi-Fi Walkie Talkie
This whimsical, mailbox-shaped toy connects to WiFi networks, receives voice messages, and allows kids to respond with the simple press of a button.
The Parent Half: Easy-to-Use App
Parents, friends, and relatives can communicate back and forth with the toy through the Toymail app, which allows them to record and send messages in a variety of fun voice filters.
Each Mailman hoots, whinnies, or howls to alert kids when a message arrives. The walkie-talkie checks for messages every half an hour—except between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., when young children are typically asleep.
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