Have to be away from the newest member of the family? You can still be with them during playtime thanks to the Apptivity Gym from Fisher-Price.
The Apptivity Gym is like a lot of other baby activity stands – it has a few rings to attach bat-at toys, and a few accessory toys with rattles, bright colors, and other sense-stimulating features. Unlike most other baby toys, this one is also a dock for iOS devices. Specifically, it’s a 30-pin dock, so anything from the post-iPhone 5 Lightning era won’t play nice with this one. You can set the iOS device to one of two Fisher-Price apps designed to accompany the Apptivity Gym, or you can use the device to play some music or, with the help of whoever’s with baby at the time, get in some Facetime.
When an iOS device is not connected, there’s a mirror that provides a little extra sensory stimulation. Four extra toys that can be hooked onto the gym come with the set – a lion with clackers, a roller ball penguin, a frog with colorful beads, and a paddle wheel bird. The rubber feet on each of the legs prevent the gym from sliding around too much.
The Fisher-Price Apptivity Gym is available now in stores for about $35.