We grandparents are always looking for creative ways to keep in touch with our long distance grandchildren. Well, now we can put a very cute cuddly stuffed animal in their arms of our precious g-kids that will carry our voice message and allow the child to respond.
CloudPets Teddy is a stuffed bear that delivers a personal message from grandmom, granddad, or anyone connected via its proprietary iTunes app. A loved one (such as a parent in the military) can send a short voice message through the app, which is then transferred to the “cloud” and delivered through the internal speaker in the CloudPets toy. To return a message, the child squeezes the bear’s paw and records their own 10-second reply. A dog or kitty, and if available, a floppy-eared rabbit CloudPet can also be purchased if you don’t want a bear.
The only hitch is that you need to be cyber savvy to set it up.The app itself was easy to navigate and looks easy enough to keep even the most technologically challenged grandparent from messing it up. Once you set it up, it works really well. By the way, if you’re not a cyber-savvy grand today, you better get with the program. Technology will be a big part of our grandkid’s world, and if you want to join in the fun (especially us long-distance grands) take the time to learn what you need to learn and then enjoy the experience.
CloudPets sell for $39.99 which includes shipping and handling. Free shipping for active duty military. You must be 18 or older to order.