NATURAL TALKING EXPERIENCE WITH ZIBEAR!
This video update shows how ZiBear talks to us automatically using her knowledge from our cloud server / parents pre-programmed questions and quizzes.
A LITTLE BABY (2 YEARS OLD) PLAYS WITH ZIBEAR
How does it work?
ZiBear connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone via bluetooth. ZiBear will say, do and sing anything you'd like, using content you've created yourself, or that you've downloaded from our store.
ZiBear can even connect to the internet and answer questions intelligently if you let it. You're completely in control of everything ZiBear can say and do so you can turn this feature on and off as you like.
Why did we make ZiBear?
We wanted to bring some magic back to traditional children's toys. We all remember imagining that our toys came to life when we weren't looking. Now they really do!
What can ZiBear do?
ZiBear can listen to what you say and talk back. You can make ZiBear say anything you'd like, and even better, you can customise what ZiBear says when you ask it a particular question! Endless fun, but great if you want to practise words with your children or even help them study!
Let's get quizzical!
You can create your own quizzes with ZiBear. You just add your questions and answers and ZiBear will know if it's the correct answer. Simple, brilliant fun and games.
Sing and Dance
ZiBear can play any song or piece of music you have in your phone, just like a bluetooth speaker so you can sing and dance along to all your favourite tunes!
Download stories, or add your own and ZiBear will read the whole thing for you.
ZiBear takes advantage of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, giving you Endless Content.
Powering the magic with our apps
We are a passionate team of developers, designers and engineers. We've created custom Android and iPhone apps from scratch to power ZiBear. If you're a developer, we'll be producing an SDK so you can create custom apps yourself!
Type quick messages for ZiBear to say, or choose from a bank of messages you've saved
Build up your own ZiBear's brain! Store as many question and answer combinations as you'd like
Your ZiBear can quiz your kids using your own questions - just tell ZiBear you'd like to play a quiz
Your ZiBear can sing along to any music on your phone
Your ZiBear can read stories stored on your phone
You can set default commands for your ZiBear
Moreover, you can get rich contents from ZiBear content store
What's inside ZiBear?
A quality motor that acts as ZiBear's skeleton, mouth and ears.
Inside the unit, there's an embedded chip which has a microcontroller, Bluetooth 3.0 transmitter and receiver, and our sound detection and analysis algorithm which works out when to move ZiBear for more natural motion. There's also a really great speaker and a rechargeable lithium ion battery so no more fishing around for spare batteries!
How did we get here?
Please see our gallery for the full ZiBear development route.
Unique ZiBear Accessories
What languages can ZiBear speak?
Arabic,Chinese (China, HK, Taiwan), Czech,Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, Ireland, South Africa, UK, US), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean (South Korea), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico, Spain, Sweden), Thai and Turkish.
PLEASE NOTE that the voice you hear in the video is only available in English. Voices in other languages will vary, but don't worry! ZiBear is highly adaptive, so if you don't like the voice, you can simply change it for another. We'll provide information on how to do this.
ZiBear loves developers
We offer a full SDK (Software Development Kit) as a starting point to give you a chance to be more creative than us. You have complete freedom to integrate ZiBear into your software app or hardware system, and make your customised version of ZiBear to surprise your children and friends. There's absolutely no limitation.
Who are we?
We're Zetta Sense, a new startup based in London. We take an innovative approach to developing products and applications that push the limits of what's possible, and change the way we think about technology.
We have ZiBear almost completely ready to deliver. There are some minor improvements we need to make to ZiBear (better microphone, up to 0.5 meters) and the mobile apps (testing on more android versions and phones), but other than that we have a working bear!
The app will be published in both Google Play and iTunes App Store for download once the campaign is successful.
We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for ZiBear and the apps. We'll do our best to add any outstanding features.
How will the funds be used?
We need to manufacture a relatively large amount of ZiBears in order to deliver the right quality, at the right price. We've developed a great relationship with one of the best manufacturers in China, who have more than 20 years experience in this area, and we're very happy that they can meet our requirements.
All funds raised will go towards this initial order. If we don't meet the campaign goal then all funds will be returned.
In the media
Many thanks to IPHONENESS - ZiBear: Smart Toy with iPhone & Android Support
Many thanks to ALL ISTUFF - ZIBEAR SMART TOY FOR IOS
Many thanks to Julia Herrick - Talking smart stuffed toy brings our your Cyrano DeBeargerac
Many thanks to Gadgetify - ZiBear: Smart Toy for iPhone & Android
Many thanks to AskMen - ZiBear: Finally a Children's Toy Guaranteed To Give Your Nightmares and Your Child May Become An Einstein. With This Creepy Bear He'll Definitely Become A Dahmer (DailyMotion).
Many thanks to Yahoo Finance - Robotic Friend for Children ZiBear Takes Robotics Craze to the Next Level
Many thanks to Technabob - Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul
We love talking about ZiBear! Please contact us to request press information.
Have any questions for us?
We'd love to hear from you! You can email us at email@example.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.