Bobo Glove: The Wearable Activity Center

Photo of a Bobo Glove.

The Bobo Glove by Enchantmints is, as the manufacturer explains, "the world’s first fully interactive, sensory-stimulating, touch-sensitive, portable, wearable, audio-visual entertainment system made exclusively for babies…and it doesn’t even require batteries."

In other words, it’s a glove, with infant toys attached. The multicolored glove contains a rattle, teething ring, pull toy, buttons and a "squeaker" and "noisemaker." A parent wears the glove when playing with his or her baby.

According to a news release, the toy "is designed to enhance a child’s sense of wonder, imagination, curiosity and understanding."

To recap, it’s a glove.

The toy is "handy and lightweight" and "goes everywhere and takes up very little space."

To explain it another way, it’s a glove.

Am I mocking this toy? You bet. Could it be useful to some parents? You bet. Maybe on a long plane, train or car ride. I just have a visceral reaction to a toy glove being described as an "audio-visual entertainment system. "

And as for "world’s first," don’t good old-fashioned squeaky hand puppets predate Bobo? Or is a squeaky hand puppet not an audio-visual entertainment system?

Bobo reminds me a great deal of the Baby Arm Toy Playground, a set of toys suspended from your arm via handles or on an arm sleeve. Unlike the Arm Toy though, Bobo’s hand toy has made its way into retail production.

Sold at: Goodness for Children

Link via GoodyBlog.

What do you think of this product?
I would buy it.
I would buy it as a gag gift.
I would gag.
This is a neat toy you thingamaidiot.
I lost my hands in an industrial accident and this toy makes me sad.
 
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Comments

4 Responses to “Bobo Glove: The Wearable Activity Center”

  1. Jessica G. says:

    Have a 4 month old, so my first reaction was “cool” … we are going on a plane next week and it might be a handy toy. Then my second thought was a vision of me on an airplane trying to manage my three year old, nurse, change a diaper and pull this glove off with my teeth. It would end up inside out, under a seat covered in peanut fragments.

    June 28th, 2007 at 11:15 am

  2. Kate says:

    Wow, 18 other people sadly lost their hands too? ;^)
    Seems like my 6-month old likes my built-in “audio-visual entertainment” systems just fine, and they were free. Also, easier to clean…

    July 2nd, 2007 at 1:46 pm

  3. Ginny says:

    Played with this while it was on display at a toy store. It was fairly priced and my 4 month old really enjoyed it. Was actually looking for it online when I found this site.

    February 9th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

  4. Dana says:

    My son had two of these. He really liked them when he was 4 months to about 9 months. I think it was usefultothose damn people that like tostick their fingers in my childs mouth.

    April 13th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

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