Barbie Gets a Smart Home and a Drone, Proves She’s Still Better than You
When Mattel decided it was time Barbie joined the 21st century, it really wasn’t joking around. Sure she may come in all shapes and sizes now, but let's focus on what’s really important: her stuff.
Barbie’s Dream House is a cultural icon (see Toy Story for reference) but last Saturday at the 2016 International Toy Fair in New York City, Mattel released its new Hello Dream House, a high-tech take on Barbie's signature home.
The upgraded dream house is Wi-Fi enabled and connects with an app. It includes voice-recognition software, allowing kids to talk directly to the home. Voice commands can run the elevator, turn on the virtual oven and put the house in party mode (a must-have feature).