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Android-Compatible Edwin the Duck App Now Available on Google Play

Updated app provides exceptional experience for users running Android 4.4.2 and higher

CARMEL, Ind. – (Sept. 15 2016) – pi lab, an education technology company focused on intelligent product and application creation, today announces the release of a fully-functional Android app, compatible with Android versions 4.4.2 and higher. The Android-compatible version of the already-successful iOS app is available for download on the Google Play store, and requires BLUETOOTH® 4.0.

Edwin’s Android app, which works with KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow, contains identical content to the flagship app for iOS and wirelessly connects to the Edwin controller via BLUETOOTH® 4.0. The app leverages pi lab’s SQUACK™ technology to enable motion-based interaction between rubber duck Edwin and the Android app. Now, both iOS and Android users can enjoy the traditional functionality and adorable companionship of Edwin the Duck.

“Finalizing Edwin’s Android app has been at the top of our priority list for some time now,” said Don Inmon, President and co-founder of pi lab. “It wasn’t enough to have a good [Android] user experience, it had to be exceptional – that’s what our users deserve. We’re excited to bring Edwin the Duck into the homes and hearts of millions of Android users worldwide.”

The app allows Android users to play educational games, engage in interactive stories and sing original songs. New and improved content is immediately available inside the app, including an enhanced version of the “Edwin Feeling Small” story and an all-new story, “Edwin, My New Best Friend,” where users travel through underwater and outer space adventures with Edwin in hand.

For optimal app experience, Android users must update Edwin’s Firmware and optimize Edwin with the proper settings. To update Edwin’s firmware, users simply pair Edwin with their desired device through Bluetooth, open the Edwin app and follow the on-screen directions, which will immediately pop up. After the update, users should navigate to the BLUETOOTH® settings on their device and make sure the “media audio” box is unchecked. Upon restart, Edwin will be ready for use.

Edwin is a Consumer Product Safety Commission certified technology product. Equipped with a built-in LED light, rechargeable lithium ion battery, water temperate sensor, and wireless waterproof (IPX7) BLUETOOTH® speaker, Edwin is truly no ordinary duck. Find Edwin at Best Buy, Apple, or in Target’s new Connected Living & Connected Nursery sections. Order Edwin online via EdwintheDuck.com.

For more information, visit EdwinTheDuck.com.

Connect with Edwin: 

Facebook.com/the.edwin.duck

twitter.com/EdwinTheDuck

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About pi lab:

The team at pi lab believes in the power of imagination. We invent product experiences that transform the way children and families learn because we are inspired by the fun and joy we discover from the creative process.

Contacts:

For pi lab

Addison Schaar, 317-806-1900 ext. 117

Addison@Blastmedia.com

 

Visit Edwin at CES 2016: Booth #74366, Sands Expo and Convention Center

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The International Consumer Electronics Show begins on Wednesday, January 6 in Las Vegas and continues through Saturday, January 9. If you’re attending the show, and are interested in meeting with the pi lab team (or hearing a live rendition of Edwin’s original songs) visit our booth at #74366 in the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Prior to the show, we received news that Edwin was chosen as a top ten finalist for Last Gadget Standing. Now in its 15th year, Last Gadget Standing is one of the “best loved and longest running events” at CES. Chosen by expert judges in innovation from hundreds of qualified entries, Edwin has already amassed over 1,000 votes.

To increase his chances of winning, we need your vote before January 7. Here’s how to solidify Indiana as a tech hub by taking a moment to vote for Edwin:

  1. Visit Edwin’s profile on the Last Gadget Standing website here
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Click ‘Vote’
  4. Share with your friends on social media (suggested Tweet below!)

Help @EdwinTheDuck win #LastGadget Standing at #CES2016! Cast your vote: http://ow.ly/WCESO via @GadgetLast

CES by the numbers:  

  • 3,631 exhibiting companies
  • 153 countries 
  • 48,833 international attendees
  • 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space

The “Last Gadget Standing” winners will be announced on January 8, 2016 at CES 2016 (11:30 AM, Room N255, LVCC North Hall). Follow Edwin’s adventures at this year’s show on Twitter and Facebook.

Edwin™, the World’s First Smart Duck, Now Available at Apple Stores

Smart toy featuring motion-based interaction and BLUETOOTH® wireless audio is now available in select Apple Stores across the nation

(CARMEL, IN – December 7, 2015) – pi lab, an education technology company focused on intelligent product and application creation, today announces the in-store and online availability of Edwin The Duck at select Apple Stores and Apple.com.

A learning toy with personality designed to be any child’s new best friend, Edwin utilizes an iOS companion app and SQUACK™ Technology to bring stories, songs and games to life. Children use motion based gestures to control Edwin’s animated character on screen with a simple tap, turn or tilt of the rubber duck toy. Current app content includes educational games, adventure stories and original songs.

“Any child can instantly connect with Edwin, and spend the day with him laughing, playing, learning, singing and more,” said Don Inmon, co-creator. “Edwin and his growing library of interactive content makes him a new best friend that never goes out of style.”

Recently released and free for a limited time, Edwin’s new Sleepy Time app expands upon the features presented in the flagship app. Allowing users to enjoy exclusive lullabies and additional sleep sounds, parents can now adjust the strength of Edwin’s soft glowing nightlight and set a sleep timer.

Edwin is a Consumer Product Safety Commission certified technology product. Equipped with a built-in LED light, rechargeable lithium ion battery and wireless waterproof (IPX7) BLUETOOTH® speaker, Edwin is truly no ordinary duck. 

For more information, visit EdwinTheDuck.com and Apple.com.

Connect with Edwin: 

Facebook.com/the.edwin.duck

twitter.com/EdwinTheDuck

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About pi lab:

The team at pi lab believes in the power of imagination. We invent product experiences that transform the way children and families learn because we are inspired by the fun and joy we discover from the creative process.

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