A Screen-Free Childhood Develops a Child’s Imagination & Independence – It’s Like Magic!
Brussels, Belgium, September 23, 2021 – Jooki announced today the release of the new kids’ Wi-Fi speaker, Jooki — the first kids’ speaker with streaming music and audio capabilities. The new Jooki speaker is a wireless screen-free music/audiobook player with Spotify connection. Featuring Jooki’s patented NFC-enabled ToyTouch® Technology, Jooki lets kids operate the speaker independently using figurines or tokens as a remote control that triggers playlists that parents preset with a few clicks on the Jooki app. Guided by Montessori education principles, the award-winning Jooki player connects through Wi-Fi for music and audiobook streaming and Bluetooth for wireless headset listening, helping parents empower their children to develop creativity, independence, and emotional awareness through the child’s own access to a wide range of pre-selected songs, music, and stories. Faster, lighter, and better, Jooki Generation 2 is magic at a kid’s fingertips!
Jooki Connects with Spotify
Jooki embraces the modern way to consume music through Spotify streaming, unlike many other children’s speakers that operate with CDs. Jooki lets kids listen to the audio content that they want, whenever they want: Spotify and MP3 audio files of music, songs, and stories can be imported offline or streamed directly from the speaker. Jooki is lightweight and fully portable with a built-in 8-hour hour USB rechargeable battery with wireless (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) or local offline (MP3) capabilities. Awarded best in Family Tech at CES, Jooki is the perfect holiday or birthday gift, made for children ages 3 and up.
How Jooki’s Patented ToyTouch® Technology Works
Jooki’s founders patented their innovative use of NFC technology and electronics, so kids only need a figurine or a token to operate Jooki. Parents associate content to a figurine or a token using the Jooki app; then the child only has to place the figurine or token on Jooki for the playlist to start. Jooki is more than a toy to put aside after a few weeks, the screen-free device is designed for families that wants to spark kids’ imaginations and limit screen time.
“Jooki is simply the kid’s music and story player for a screen-free childhood,” said Christine Brendle, CEO, Jooki Inc. “It lets you bond with your children by linking audiobooks, favorite playlists, or personal audio files to Jooki figurines and tokens. Your kids will only have to place one of them on a Jooki to trigger the playlist. It’s like magic and is a great way to keep kids engaged without screens.”
• Wireless screen-free portable music and story speaker made for kids.
• ToyTouch® Technology: playlists start when a colorful RFID-enabled figurine or token is placed on Jooki.
• Plays Spotify content and local MP3 audio files.
• Wi-Fi enabled.
• Bluetooth connection to wireless headsets
• Volume limited to protect kids’ hearing.
• Easy control knobs for kids to switch tracks, adjust volume, and turn Jooki on and off.
• The Jooki app let parents easily associate Spotify playlists with tokens and figurines.
• USB-C charging with built-in battery for 8 hours of playtime.
• Lighter, faster, and better than the first generation of Jooki.
• Ages 3 and up.
Availability & Pricing
Jooki is priced at $112.99 (with free shipping) and includes the Jooki speaker, 2 Jooki tokens with playlists pre-programmed, and a charging cable. Additional packs of 6 colorful tokens and 5 popular figurines are also available. Faster, lighter, and more affordable than the original edition, the new generation Jooki 2 is available immediately at: https://jooki.rocks.
Founded in 2014 by three geek dads formerly with Google, Huawei, and Barco, the award-winning Jooki is funded by ST’ART invest, CoFoundry, Brustart; and advised by Michel Tombroff, former CEO of SoftKinetic. With their mix of technology and design skills and love for music and kids, the three co-founders aim to radically improve the music experience of kids in the 21st century.