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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Furby Connect is Finally Here! (REVIEW)



The long-awaited Furby Connect was finally released last week, and so far they've been flying off the shelves. Launched exclusively on Amazon, the Furby creatures were available on pre-order, months ahead of time, and the response was huge. The majority of customer reviews have been enthusiastic and overwhelmingly positive, aside from the occasional technical difficulties. The new Furby friend is super-cute and fun to play with - for kids and adults, alike! To kick off Toy Tuesday, our brand-new weekly series, we're taking a look at the hot new Furby Connect. Read on to learn more about the features if this brand-new toy as well as what actual customers have been saying!



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION...


  • Explore the Furby Connect World app and discover surprises together
  • The Furby Connect friend gets updates with the app and learns new phrases
  • This Furby friend expresses itself with more than 150 colorful eye animations
  • Make Furby sleep just by putting the included sleep mask on
  • Includes one (1) Furby Connect friend, sleep mask, and instructions
  • Requires 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included)



OUR 5 FAVORITE FEATURES...

The Furby Connect has colorful LCD screen eyes that display over 150 different eye animations. Those super-expressive eyes help to communicate what Furby wants to say - which especially helps when Furby is speaking Furbish!

The eyes say it all, but Furby says even more. With more than 1,000 phrases, plus fresh updates from the app, Furby has a lot to talk about!

1) Those eyes!

The Furby Connect has colorful LCD screen eyes that display over 150 different eye animations. Those super-expressive eyes help to communicate what Furby wants to say - which especially helps when Furby is speaking Furbish!




2) Furby talks, moves and reacts

The Furby creature uses over 1,000 phrases to communicate. When you watch videos with your Furby creature and explore the Furby Connect World App together, your Furby friend sings and reacts with phrases, expressive movements and eye expressions. When you put two Furby Connects together, they'll even communicate with one another - and remember each other's name!




3) Furby goes to sleep

Your Furby friend comes with a convenient sleep mask so that it 'goes to sleep' whenever you put it on. (This makes Furby especially attractive to parents ;) But kids, don't worry! When you remove its sleep mask, Furby 'wakes up' - wide awake and ready to go!




4) Furby works with your device

Furby Connect features Bluetooth Smart technology to sync with your selected compatible device (certain Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices) to learn Furby phrases, music and videos.




5) The Furby Connect World App

(for use with Furby Connect or all by itself)


The Furby Connect World App can be used with or without your Furby friend. When you explore the app world and watch videos along with your Furby Connect, your creature reacts with over 1,000 phrases and 150 eye expressions. While playing in the app alone, however, you can complete fun tasks such as taking aim to feed Furby with a virtual food cannon, or hatching and interacting with Furblings in their own world. The Furby Connect World app is available for download at the Amazon Appstore, App Store and Google Play. Furby Connect works with specific Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices. (Check Furby.com for more information.)




WHAT CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN SAYING...

So far, the response to the Furby Connect has been extremely positive as customers have been overwhelmingly impressed with this most recent addition to the Furby line of toys. Occasionally, users have complaints regarding updates or connectivity between the Furby Connect and certain devices, as most critical reviews are tech-related.

  • Cute, super-adorable
  • Interaction is lively and amusing
  • Not just for kids but great for adults too
  • Sleep mask very convenient
  • Minimal glitches


  • Update is draining if performed on phone as opposed to a tablet
  • Some connection issues with app, especially with regard to updating
  • Update can be draining to batteries on Furby toy
  • Occasionally disconnects during gameplay