Okiiyo is an augmented reality app toy that can be scanned with your smartphone or tablet and comes alive on your device!
Okiiyo comes in five colourful characters with arms that hug and keyring lanyard for you to keep them safe!
All come with a free app to download, OkiiPong is an Android and Apple compatible game. More games to be released soon the makers say. All the games have limited features unless you scan your Okiiyo and then you will gain all full features including unlocking more characters, arenas to play in and tournament play. Scanning the Okiiyo is easy and full instructions are on screen once the app is downloaded.
Okiiyo is split into 3 parts: USB card reader that will save important files if you insert your own mini SD card. The Okiiyo Head can be used as a stylus to use with your phone or tablet and play OkiiPong with for added accuracy when trying to score that winning goal! OkiiHug is the Okiiyo’s clippable arms that can be pressed to hug your clothing or bag to keep Okiiyo safe. If you prefer to have Okiiyo as a keyring you can use the free matching colour lanyard or use the longer lanyard to hang Okiiyo around your neck – both come included with every Okiiyo.
Okiiyo is £9.99 from Amazon
Our Play Advice:
Skills this toy will help your child with;
We enjoyed our Okiiyo but it had limited appeal, there needed to be more to do with it in order to hold our kids imagination for longer. We discovered that in order to use the USB part of it you needed to further purchase an SD card which were about the same cost again as the toy, this disappointed us.
We did have some good games of Pong though and even used the internet to gain the history of Pong and talk about early computer gaming, it was a good history lesson in the end!
Everyone can follow Okiiyo and be up to date with new apps on their Facebook page