Nuvo Group Launches Kiddie Audio System
Nuvo Group, whose first product based on research into auditory stimulation and digital acoustic technology was the Ritmo four-speaker prenatal sound system belt, has followed that up with the Groovio self-contained portable audio system, introduced at last week’s Toy Fair, for newborns and preschoolers.
At Groovio’s core is the same lithium-polymer-battery-powered Safe & Sound Controller “brain” as is used with the Ritmo – a device that, while it has a factory preset limit of 70dB, allows the fine-tuning of decibel limits by parents for music depending on the audio system’s proximity to the child, said Oren Oz, Nuvo Group CEO, who presented prototypes of Groovio at the New York City-held convention.
The Controller connects with the system as a plug-in inside the Groovio’s housing, which is in the shape of plush-toy ball or a rounded spaceman-like doll and also can hold a personal audio device. Oz said the current Controller design may be altered when the products are released to include a built-in MP3 player.