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Founded: 2020

CEO: Daniel Buelhoff

HQ: Miami, FL, USA

The idea for Storypod was born out of our concerns for the increasing dominance of screens in our daily lives — especially for our kids. The more we researched the troubling consequences of excessive screen time on children, the more we felt we had to do something about it. So we did! We took our idea to Kickstarter and were blown away to become the 2nd most crowdfunded toy in 2020 🥳

The journey that since ensued has been the wildest ride of our lives as we've managed to launch a complex IoT hardware startup in the midst of a global pandemic — a feat we could never have done without the help of over 1,500 amazing crowdfunding supporters around the world. We're endlessly grateful to our community of early supporters and investors for making this dream possible. We're thrilled to now be able to offer thousands of families around the world the gift of screen-free, educational audio-play ✨




 – DEC 1, 2023

Storypod Appoints Jeanie Crone as its Senior Vice President of Sales

Crone will lead the launch of new licensed products following recent deals with Paramount and Hasbro. The company is rolling out new audio experiences with its Storypod speaker systems and Crafties featuring characters from PAW Patrol, Blue’s Clues & You!, and Bubble Guppies.

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 – DEC 1, 2023

6 innovative products from kid tech startups to gift your children

This list includes educational gifts, apps that spark creativity and more things to go beyond the usual tech gift for children

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 – NOV 16, 2023

Storypod and Paramout Consumer Products Unveils New Characters

“PAW Patrol,” “Blue’s Clues & You” and “Bubble Guppies” are coming soon to the Crafties line.

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 – NOV 2, 2023

Paw Patrol to the Rescue! Chase is on the Case as Newest Storypod Craftie

The paw-sibilities of finding a magical gift for the tots on your list just got better with the announcement of a new Storypod collaboration with PAW Patrol.

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 – NOV 1, 2023

The Best Holiday Gifts for Toddlers

Meet Storypod, the learning-first audio play system. Little ones will delight at listening to their favorite stories and music all while learning and developing independence.

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Mom Does Reviews

 – JUL 12, 2023

Learn and Play with Storypod #Back2School23

As a parent, we want to do everything in our ability to encourage learning. Every parent is different in their “screen time” rules, but I have found a way to entertain my little granddaughter without a screen.

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 – JUL 5, 2023

Storypod Review: a deep dive into this kid’s entertainment system!

I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Storypod and how much my 3 year old has enjoyed using it. The Storypod has a lot of really smart, creative features that make it super useful for parents.

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 – JAN 30, 2023

39 Best Easter Gifts for Kids and Toddlers That They'll Want to Play With All Year Long

Storypod is so fun and engaging that kids will forget about the television's existence.

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 – DEC 20, 2022

Kid-Targeted Holiday Bundles

Many youth-focused brands have released their holiday bundles for kids, potentially making the lives of parents a bit easier this holiday season.

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 – DEC 15, 2022

Storypod ties up with Penguin Random House Audio to source new audiobooks

With the new stories, Storypod said it will have 18 new tokens to offer for its unique tap-to-play audio system

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 – NOV 23, 2022

Review: Storypod Is a Great Interactive Learning Aid for Kids

This screenless interactive audio device is there to help children learn to read, test their skills in all academic areas, develop their creativity, establish good bedtime hygiene and even help them connect with relatives. It’s a lot to pack into one small device that looks like a slightly heartier Echo or Nest Hub. 

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 – NOV 16, 2022


Need inspiration for budget-friendly presents? Check out these ideas for even the pickiest people on your gift list.

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 – AUG 15, 2022

Storypod: A Stage-Based Audio Player That Makes Learning Fun

This is great for homeschooling, downtime in the summer or anytime a caregiver needs a break and doesn’t want to reach for a screen.

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 – JUL 03, 2022

28 Best Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys to Open on Their Birthday

Little ones will love these unique presents!

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 – JUN 26, 2022

15 Educational Toys, Games And Ideas for Summer Fun To Combat The Summer Slide

With school out, many parents are looking for ideas for summer fun to keep the kids occupied and engaged. Well, you have come to the right place. Daily Mom has found the best products, including educational crafts, interactive teddy bears, and flash cards. These amazing products will make summer learning educational and fun for all ages!

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 – FEB 28, 2022


This kids' speaker is cute and cuddly; thanks to interactive content features, it's our favorite pick for inquisitive kids and those learning to read!

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 – JAN 26, 2022

Storypod raises $4M seed round to fuel growth of its screen-free edutainment for children

"These funds are just the beginning of an ambitious vision to create more than a scaling and profitable company. We ultimately aim to ignite children’s love of learning through screen-free, stage-based, interactive audio edutainment,” Buelhoff said.

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 – OCT 07, 2021

These 53 gifts will keep 4-year-olds busy for hours

The Storypod quickly and easily plays music, tells stories, reads books, and even has trivia games that kids can play without a screen. Plus the speaker is cushioned, so there’s no worry about damage caused by, say, throwing and the buttons are easy for kids to press on their own.

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 – AUG 17, 2021

New Licensing Partners Announced for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Fred Rogers Productions, the award-winning children’s entertainment company behind the well-loved, Emmy®-winning PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – now greenlit for a sixth season– and 9 Story Brands, its worldwide licensing agent, have inked agreements with eight new and existing partners for a range of products that will expand the offerings for the hit preschool brand throughout 2021 and 2022

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 – MAR 17, 2021

Talkin’ Toys: Storypod Co-Founder Daniel Buelhoff Describes the Creation of this Kickstarter Success

The toy officially went on sale this month at, and we talked to Buelhoff about the inspiration behind the toy, the Kickstarter process, and more.

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 – JUL 21, 2020

Storypod smart story telling for children

Storypod IS a new storytelling system specifically designed for children offering an easy way to listen to classical stories, music and read along audiobooks.

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