At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) there were literally acres of costly Las Vegas Convention Center booth space dedicated to a seemingly endless array of iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories. Â From cases to keyboards to biometricÂ monitors, dozens of manufacturers were baring their wares and showing off both ingenious and incredulous ways to accessorize your iOS device.
What A Doll!
On the ingenious side of the fence were some slick products that leveraged an app to turn an iPhone or iPod into a real toy. Â Some let the iPhone become the controller for an otherwise inanimate object, like Sphero. Â Others, like Parrot’s amazing AR Drone, let you use your iPhone to fly (and get a birds’ eye view). Â When I visited my friend Dave Delaney over at the Griffin Technology booth he introduced me to Woogie… (actually, the new Woogie 2.) Â Woogie is a cute and clever plush doll that literally comes to life when you stick an iPhone or iPod Touch inside. Â A free Woogie App turns the iPhone/iPod into the eyes, ears and voice of the Woogie, creating an animated, interactive doll that is certain to enthrall its young owner.
Here is a short video of Dave demonstrating Woogie:
What do you think about turning iPhones into toys? Â Would you let your iPhone become a Woogie for your kid?
NOTE: Â Since I recorded this, Dave had decided to move on from Griffin to start his own Digital Marketing business. Â Dave is a terrific guy, a good friend, and an experienced, talented and creative marketer with a tangible track record of success. Â For more info on Dave and how he might be able to help you or your business, please visit DaveMadeThat.com.
Jeff SassÂ is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 23, Ethan, 21 and Olivia, 20). Â He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast. Â You can see more of Jeffâ€™s writing atÂ Sassholes!Â andÂ Social Networking RehabÂ and you can listen to Jeff on theÂ Cast of DadsÂ andÂ Wunderkind!Â podcasts.