Jul 6, 2016

Furby Connect - Moving Forward

On July 12, 2016 Bluetooth® technology will be available with the exclusive Amazon launch of Furby Connect.

The newest addition to this growing family of furry creatures with their own language brings promise of a new level of interactive play.

We are all familiar with the bit of quirkiness that brought individual personalities to the other members of this unique family. We became familiar and comfortable to the various responses to sound and touch.

One of the first things you will notice with this new playmate is the uniqueness of its eyes. The eyes are full color LED screens that allow for as many as 150 eye related expressions to help express the emotions Furby Connect is trying to convey. These expressions also aid in understanding the more than 1,000 phrases it is capable of speaking.

A second notable feature is the addition of a Bluetooth® antenna on the top of its head. This antenna will light up whenever new content is received. Slowly our homes are becoming more interactive with the addition of the Internet of Things (IoT) and this is a step by Hasbro to bring this technology to the play world of our kids. Even Hasbro's website says you might even be able to move the antenna around like a joy stick.

What brings all of this together is the Furby Connect World app which will be available for download at the Amazon Appstore, App Store and Google Play. This app supports specific Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices. Check Furby.com for more information and to ensure the app is available for your particular mobile device.

Now this next feature is one mom and dad will really appreciate. Do you remember how difficult it was to get the previous generations to settle down, be quiet, and hopefully go to sleep? You did everything and eventually resorted to removing the batteries. Now the new Furby Connection comes with a sleep mask. Once this mask is in place your new friend will settle down and be ready to go when you wake him up. But remember, your new friend will also know what time it is so do not be surprised if he or she begins asking to be fed.

Identified for those age 6 and above. Requires 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included)

Take a look at Furby Connect in action.