Tech | 01 Ago 2016
LISTENING AND PLAYING
The Toniebox and Tonies are a digital audio system suitable for children, created by Patric Fabbender and Marcus Stahl. Together, Patric and Marcus founded the Boxine GmbH and developed this cube audiobook and the corresponding figures. What Toniebox creators did was combine two basic concepts - listening and playing - with an intuitive and simple operating concept: the child places one of the audio figures - the Tonies - on the Toniebox and the story begins. The device was perfectly designed for children`s hands and ears, and all the cube functions are activated by tapping and squeezing, without touchscreen or buttons.
The Toniebox and Tonies received the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Boxine GmbH