What Is Furby Connect?
Sylvia and I love being part of the Hasbro Toy testing team and recently we were sent a brand new blue Furby to review. I had never heard of a Furby Connect before however Sylvia had seen the recently released Furby on television and she was super excited to become the owner of her very own Furby Connect.
What is Furby Connect?
Furby Connect is a cute little creature which has Hamster and Owl like features. The new Furby has brilliant LED eyes, large twitching ears and can sing, dance and talk. In all fairness he is a cute ball of fluff full of energy with many things to say. The Furby is aware of his surroundings and interacts accordingly.
When you get the Furby out of the packaging you will need to add four AA batteries. Then Furby perks up and begins his life. One fantastic thing about Furby Connect is that the little creature can connect to an electronic device such as an iPhone.
Connecting Furby For The First Time
When we connected Furby for the first time to Sylvia’s iPod, she was asked to choose a name for her new Furby, as she picked out possible names, the Furby character jived and jigged and gave opinions on the name choices. It made the whole family laugh instantly and was really quite fun.
Using a Smartphone with Furby Connect
Connecting to a smartphone or tablet enables Furby to get regular updates. He has an antenna which doubles as a joystick for playing games on the Furby Connect App. The antenna also lights up when there is a new content to download for Furby which could be a new song or more words to add to the Furbish dictionary.
The Furby is a fun toy pet and Sylvia absolutely loves hers. She named her blue Furby Bee-Dah She has to take care of him and has already hatched some baby Furblings on the app. The Furby does not stop talking and is very intuitive. He can recognise certain actions and respond.
Some of the ways to interact with Furby Connect is to hold Furby, shake him, talk to him, play music to him, feed and tickle him. Furby is intelligent and responds. Playing with Furby is really fun and the whole family could not stop laughing at some of the silly and funny phrases he came out with.
Furby Connect can lays digital eggs and can poop out all kind of things digitally when you place him on the screen of your smartphone or device.
I think the Furby is a fantastic toy. He is adorable and cute and funny. He can talk too much at times and drive you bonkers but that’s okay because he has a sleeping mask which puts him to sleep when your ready for a break.
I think Sylvia is going to have hours of fun with her new Furby. It’s a fantastic toy for her to use alongside the app which is age appropriate and has child-friendly videos and music.
Furby Connect is a big hit in our home and I suspect he will keep Sylvia very busy.
We were gifted the Furby from Hasbro. All opinions are my own.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
I remember the hype surrounding the original Furby’s. It’s amazing that they’re back again and that you can connect them to your smartphone x
Yes the smartphone part is awesome!
Mellissa Williams says
I remember buying a Furby for my son when he was little. They’ve come on really well!.
Yes the Furbys are fantastic. I love the technology that comes with it!
Fashion and Style Police says
This sounds amazing. My kids would love this cute creature.
I bet! I’m sure any child would love this!
Milli Grace says
I had a furby when I was a kid and it was fun for a while but got so annoying as you had to hide them in a drawer to get them to stop talking – hopefully they’ve ironed that fault out! Haha
Ha ha! They do talk a lot and yes they have a mask to help them quieten down!
Aww what a lovely blast from the past 🙂
Yes. Glad you liked the post.
Tanya Brannan says
Wow what a change to the original Furby! My children had one and it did become a bit limited, whereas this would keep a child amused for months! I love the digital interaction and the sleep mask is a fab idea
Yes, this will keep Sylva busy for a long time! We need to invest in rechargeable batteries too!
furby! i use to have a few. i do like what they’ve done to these
This is so cool! I loved furbys when I was little x
Yes i think its a fab toy!
My Daughter had a furby and loved it, but agree they can chat for hours I love the idea of the sleeping mask every parents dream for a furby x
Yes i think the mask is great!
Kathryn Watson says
Aww I had a furby when they first ever came out! My goddaughter loves toys that are interactive so this would be great for her xx
I love interactive toys. they are great learning utensils!
Oh this is super cool! I had a furby growing up.
This sounds so great! I love how they’ve move on in the world with technology since I used to have a furby!
Emily Leary says
We were also sent a Furby Connect and it’s proving a HUGE hit. Only downside is the kids now want to steal my phone all the time so that they can use the app!
Ha Ha! I understand that! Sylvia was always using my phone so she saved up for her own ipod and it was well worth it!
Omg we saw these whilst christmas shopping the other day! Cool to hear how it works properly however when I spotted the price tag I almost fainted!!
Yes it is a lot of money for a gift but I think it might be worth it with all the technology advances- it’s more than just a cute toy, it’s an interactive experience.
Sally Akins says
Furby is fab – I remember when they first came out, and then when they were relaunched a few years ago my son had one. I love that they’ve made them connect to smartphones now!
Helen at 2 Adults 3 Children says
That sleeping mask is a great idea – I remember the original furby a couple of years ago that kept going and going all the way through our Christmas lunch. There was no way of getting it to shut up and we were close to throwing it out of the window!
ha ha… i bet that got a bit annoying! The mask is great!
Rosie @ Little Fish says
Looks great! Love the sleeping mask – ha ha! x
Me too! So cute but also he can talk so the mask comes in handy!
I’m an adult and want one
Matthew Bevins says
I’m a adult as well I love Furby toys