For families always on the go, finding a way to reconnect can be difficult. With the Triby smart portable speaker, you can not only call your kids, but you can also have fantastic dance parties when you are home, and you can use the Alexa function to look up answers to fun questions together.

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Whether you are gone often or occasionally, being able to get in contact directly with your child can give you a peace of mind. If you’re a working parent, you can find creative ways to reconnect with your children when you’re not home. 

Kid-Friendly Design

With a simple design and an adorable blue cover, the Triby device offers a kid-friendly layout that kids can easily use. Since the back of the device has a strong magnet, it sticks well on the refrigerator.

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Overall the functions are easy to use. If you press the phone button, you can call a user who has the Triby app installed and connected to your device. Since you only press one button to make the phone call, this setup is perfect for children.

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I tested the voice function out after leaving my home WiFi. When I called my husband and children from down the road, I was delighted to hear their voice on the other end.

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Catching up with a simple phone call is almost outdated since everything has turned to video chatting, but it’s awesome that children don’t have distractions on this device. You don’t have to worry about your child accidentally making a purchase or going to an inappropriate website.

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With this device, children can easily make phone calls. Since many people don’t own a landline anymore, this is a simple solution that helps family stay connected.

Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Device

If your children are always borrowing your phone to ask Siri questions, you’ll love Triby. Simply connect the Alexa app, which is Amazon’s voice control system. You can ask Alexa the weather, your favorite music, or local restaurant recommendations.

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You can even visit your Amazon Alexa account to see previous voice communication. This feature provides you the safety of knowing what your child is searching for, if she uses Alexa when you aren’t there.

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Keeping this Alexa-enabled device nearby in the kitchen can make life simpler for you, while it offers entertainment for the kids.

Send Messages Instantly

Another useful feature is the ability to send short messages using your phone or tablet. When you send the message, the yellow tab pops out on the left, which along with a sound, notifies the user that a message has arrived.

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After you press the yellow tab in, the message stays on the device until you send a new one. Since the message stays there as a reminder, it’s like an electronic post it note.

Connect To Your Favorite Radio Station

While Triby is fabulous for staying connected when you’re away from home, another fantastic feature is that it connects to the radio. Using the app, you can program the device to play your two favorite radio stations with a simple press of a button.

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With the radio feature, my children can choose to listen to classical music while they do homework, or they can put on a fun, upbeat station for dance parties. Setting up the music stations on the app was simple to do. The radio stations came in clearly, and the volume control was simple enough for children to understand.

All in all, Triby offers connectivity and safety that are hard to find elsewhere. Although I’ve used awesome Bluetooth speakers before, this device has phone and text capabilities that I haven’t seen on other devices. After you set up the app and Wifi, you can easily use the different features. The device is set up so well that even a child could use it!

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I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion!

About The Author


Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

46 Responses

  1. Felicita Moncada

    We have a Triby at home and love, love it. I leave to work before they are up for school so they call me every morning. I love it. Definitely a must have this holiday season

  2. Carolyn

    Such a great idea especially for kids that don’t have phones yet but are left home alone for short periods of time. I can see even senior citizens having a need for this as well.

  3. Tayler Morrell

    I think this is a really neat tool to have in a house. Right now, we live in a 750 sq foot open plan apartment, so with just me, my hubby, and our 2 year old, we don’t need one as of yet.

  4. Amanda Love

    It’s fun an useful and it keeps the communication open with parents and their kids. I really like this toy, it has a lot of awesome features!

  5. Dana Vento

    It looks like your daughter having fun! Having a little communication inside home while using this is cool.

  6. Terri Steffes

    What an awesome device! We miss our landline and this could be a good solution. Something to consider for sure!

  7. Blythe Alpern

    Another great tech gadget. This reminds me of the intercom system we had in myself growing up, only upgraded. I like all the great features, especially the fact that you don’t have to worry about your kids making a purchase accidentally.

  8. Stephanie

    What a great innovative product! It seems like it’s ideal to be able to communicate with kids at home without giving out cell phones at too young of an age. I like the fonts they use too!

  9. Jena Proctor

    This is really great! You’re so right about the complications with using cell phones and the distractions, not to mention trying to get it back when the call is over! Not having a landline has always been a concern of mine, hunting down a cell phone with little kids in the house can take forever. I wonder if you could contact emergency services with this if needed?

  10. Kim

    Our family could use this. We are always yelling to each other in other rooms. It would be great to have!

  11. Jessica

    I think my favorite thing about this is the personal messages you can send! It’s like leaving a note for your family as soon as you think of it without even being home. What a great idea!

  12. Kristin

    This is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. I love that it replaces a phone for the kids. I hate the idea of our little ones being glued to a phone. I love that you can also send messages. Very cool device.

  13. Megan mccoig

    This is such a great idea. So much better than having to shout across the house all the time!

  14. Yanique

    Ooh…adding this to my Christmas list for the niece and nephew. This is such a great idea. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this before

  15. Trenara

    ok this will be great for my youngest and granddaughter, this is going on the Christmas list!

  16. Mrs. AOK

    I could see my kids having a blast with this!! They like to play with my personal assistant all the time.. Siri. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure they’d have a ball with Triby. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Kimberly

    It does so much, but its still so simple for the kids to understand! I love that about a product. It looks like a well thought out market that went through a lot of development!

  18. Angela

    I love this! I am going to check these out further, I think my entire family would love this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Dana Vento

    Oh, this is so nice especially if you are busy in the kitchen! We need this too!

  20. CourtneyLynne

    Omg how handy is this?!?! It would be perfect for our house. Must look into purchasing one!

  21. Kiwi

    Why didn’t they have cool stuff like this when I was growing up (because wi-fi didn’t exist). This is so handy and glad there is a bluetooth option for linking it to your phone wirelessly.

  22. Kendall Rayburn

    Okay, this is so cool! I love that it’s something even kiddos can use – I know my boys would really love this, too! Love tech gadgets like this!

  23. christina aliperti

    I love this! Triby would be a great addition to my mom’s house! My nieces would love to play around with the different features.

  24. Heather

    I have never heard of this before, but oh my goodness I think I need it! We don’t have a landline, and it definitely bothers me with little kids in the house.

  25. Krystle Cook

    This looks like it would be great in our home. I never knew that something like this existed.

  26. Robin Rue

    This system would be awesome for my two boys to use. All these features look incredible.

  27. Reesa Lewandowski

    This would be an awesome thing to have in our house. It looks like it would come in handy and be smart.


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