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Yoto Player vs Toniebox vs??
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bravefox · 07/09/2020 12:17

Have been looking at these for our DD 4th bday. Lots of reviews online but they all feel a bit 'influencer'-esque (the type where they're given it for free and only talk about positives). Can't find anything directly comparing them either.

Does anybody have experience of either and ideally a comparison? Are there any alternatives?

Thanks!

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Elbowgreaseneeded · 11/09/2020 22:58

I've bought the yoto play for my daughter but lots of friends have the tonie just because it's more widely known.

I decided on it because although the tonies are really cute they are so expensive, e.g. I could get 10 "make your own" yoto cards for the price of 1 creative tonie pretty much and yoto has a much bigger selection of stories and it has the other features like the radio, clock, Wi-Fi speaker and I felt like it was less geared towards little kids so she'd maybe get more use out of it.

What I don't like is how easy it is to lose the cards as they come loose and are the size of a credit card. Luckily the stories are also on your app once you've bought them so you can listen to them through that but I'm considering drilling a hole through the corners of the cards and tying them with ribbon or something. I'm a bit worried I'll hit the chip inside and destroy them though so dunno.

(If you do go for the yoto I have a referral code for £10 off a player which is FRIEND-DRBQRN6)

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bravefox · 12/09/2020 22:23

Hello @Elbowgreaseneeded - thank you so much for taking the time to reply - that's really really helpful. Much appreciated.

I like the sound of the Yoto but DP is firmly in the Tonie camp!

Does the Yoto feel like it's built to last?

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Elbowgreaseneeded · 25/09/2020 20:27

Ah it's hard to decide. They are both great concepts.

Yes I'd say the yoto is built to last, it's really solid and I would say it is probably more versatile for older kids as it has the daily podcast/ kids radio/ clock/ bluetooth speaker function as well.
The toniebox is more squishy though so would maybe take being chucked around by a toddler a bit better and the tonies are more visually appealing and tactile.

The yoto cards are credit card sized hard plastic so are pretty indestructible but definately easier to loose but again would probably have more longevity as they are a bit more grown up for older kids.

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Rio249 · 06/11/2020 13:09

Thanks for these posts, I went for the Yoto. It looks like it will grow with our children. If anyone wants a £10 off DISCOUNT CODE, here’s mine - yoto.refr.cc/rhiannonn

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midgwit · 06/11/2020 14:56

Just come across this thread by Googling the same question as considering either as a Christmas gift for my 5 year old, very timely! Think someone has used your code Rio, but glad to hear an honest review. Think I may go for the Yoto too.

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Rio249 · 06/11/2020 15:47

You could try clicking on this link yoto.refr.cc/rhiannonn which should get you a discount :)

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Muffin3 · 12/11/2020 07:34

@Rio249 thanks for your code ☺️
Here’s mine if anyone wants £10 off
yoto.refr.cc/ellent

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bambam79 · 15/11/2020 22:09

@Muffin3 thanks so much I've used yours! Here is mine if anyone else needs one :)
http://yoto.refr.cc/juliamatthews

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bravefox · 17/11/2020 06:41

Thanks for all the helpful replies - must say we haven't committed yet (now thinking Christmas), but increasingly thinking it'll be the yoto.

One quick question - how do you stop DC from losing all the cards?!

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Rio249 · 17/11/2020 08:00

I’ve got a card wallet to keep them all in. Womens Genuine Leather Zip Credit Card Holder Wallet RFID Blocking 40 Card Slots (Lichee Darkpurple) www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T82VSGW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_Ll4SFbZRFBE4V?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

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FolkSongSweet · 17/11/2020 08:18

I haven’t looked into yoto but the tonie box seems like a stupid gimmick to me. I found this review of it which is unbiased and confirmed my suspicions: www.google.co.uk/amp/s/geekmom.com/2019/03/toniebox-a-child-friendly-audio-system-that-comes-at-a-cost/amp/

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bravefox · 17/11/2020 10:17

That's a really helpful review @FolkSongSweet thank you for posting. Mind made up even more for yoto now!

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Outnumberedbuthappy · 17/11/2020 12:00

Thanks for the voucher code. Will post mine for others to use as soon as I receive it

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Outnumberedbuthappy · 17/11/2020 12:09

Thanks everyone for the great reviews. I decided on Yoto for longevity in use for the boys, greater range of and vfm of pre-loaded media and supporting UK innovation. Here's my referal code:
yoto.refr.cc/karena

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InterestedPartly · 17/11/2020 22:37

Thanks for the code Outnumbered. I was just persuaded to go for the Yoto too.

Here’s my £10 discount code for anyone else busy with the Christmas shopping:
FRIEND-P2SKH3D

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Sky2089 · 19/11/2020 21:44

Thanks all - found this thread so helpful! I have just ordered a Yoto too. @InterestedPartly I used your code.

Mine code is yoto.refr.cc/annaupton for anyone else who decides it's for them too. :)

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Alvee21 · 19/11/2020 22:24

Thanks this was a really help article and helped me make up my mind and I’ve ordered my Yoto. Please feel free to use my discount code: yoto.refr.cc/alveeb

Thanks

Alvee

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hege01 · 19/11/2020 22:49

I’ve been looking at the two (yoto and tonie) abs just ordered the yoto for my 4 year old who doesn’t settle well at night. Liking the look of the bedtime mindfulness and all the other useful comments made.
Here is a link for £10 off should anyone else need it...
yoto.refr.cc/hollyegerton

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Maddieandalbert · 20/11/2020 09:47

I have literally just discovered the yoto today after very neary buying the tonie last night for my just turned 3 year old.
All you're reviews are really helpful and I think im swayed however can anyone confirm if its as suitable for a toddler as in easy to use or robust? I think most of the above comments are from 4 +.
Also i have family dotted around the country is it easy for them to pre load cards for stories?
Thanks in advance
Maddie xx

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lobsteroll · 20/11/2020 10:01

I went for a yoto as well as there just seemed to be so much more choice of cards and much better prices.

I've just bought the classical music collection and it's amazing! So many lovely stories to choose from as well as kids radio, podcasts, meditation for kids, all kinds of things. I really want the Alfie series but it always seems to be sold out.

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz · 21/11/2020 22:31

Get £10 with this code yoto.refr.cc/sarahmason

Decided on the Yoto too after reading lots of review sites. Think ultimately I’ll be able to buy more books and music due to cheaper prices. Plus love the Grow Clock feature and colour changing night light.

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KitKatastrophe · 21/11/2020 22:40

@lobsteroll you can set up an alert so you get an email when the card you want comes in stock.

Thanks for the idea of buying a cheap credit card wallet to hold the cards. I was looking at the card folder but its £25 and seemed like a lot.

I decided the yoto because I felt like tonies wwere very expensive and easy to lose, and are not backed up in the cloud whereas the yoto cards are. Also I feel it will last longer whereas the tonies toys will be a bit childish for an older child.

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KitKatastrophe · 21/11/2020 22:43

We have chosen this card holder as you can also see the "face" of each card.

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Maddieandalbert · 22/11/2020 07:09

Here's my recommend s friend code if anyone wants its...
yoto.refr.cc/maddiem
We decided on a yoto and thats such a great idea to get the wallet!!!

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BlueBelle81 · 26/11/2020 11:37

Here's my recommend a friend code, hope it's useful for someone.

yoto.refr.cc/isabelletravis

I'm looking forward to seeing the player when it arrives. I have high hopes

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