EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Fuhu, Inc., the creators of the award-winning nabi® tablets for kids, announced today, mother, actress and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete has joined the company as a brand ambassador for its nabi family of products made just for kids. Holly Robinson Peete will help educate parents on the benefits of integrating a tablet into their children's lives as a key tool for both learning and entertainment. She will also spearhead the company's autism program, Inspire, as lead strategist.
As a devoted mother of four and a successful entertainer, Holly understands a modern family's need for enriching education and entertainment solutions to fit their busy lifestyles. "nabi really stood out for me because as a parent I want my kids to have a tablet that is on par with what I have in my iPad, but safe for them to use. The nabi gave my kids a tablet built just for them, with the quality and safe-guards I want as a parent," said Holly Robinson Peete. "Fuhu is a company that genuinely cares about providing kids with the best experiences with the highest quality product for its price, a true value! I am thrilled about my new role representing the brand to families everywhere."
In addition to Holly and Fuhu's mutual dedication to enriching digital experiences for kids, both also share a commitment to help families affected by autism. Holly co-founded the HollyRod Foundation (http://www.hollyrod.org/) with her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, offering help and hope through compassionate care to families living with autism and Parkinson's disease. Fuhu is also supporting families touched by autism through its Inspire program (www.nabitablet.com/inspire), which offers direct assistance by contributing a percentage of sales to the cause, and donating tablets to affected families.
"Holly is an inspiration to us both as a caring mother and as a tireless philanthropist. We are honored to have such an altruistic individual representing our company," said Fuhu CEO, Jim Mitchell. "Not only will Holly helps us spread awareness for nabi tablets and programs benefitting families living with autism, but her invaluable insight will also help us continue to create products and services that deliver engaging experiences to kids."
nabi is a brand that offers families an ecosystem of innovative lifestyle solutions that are powerful and entertaining enough for adults but made just for kids. nabi tablets are full-featured Android tablets for kids that deliver rich and engaging experiences. It provides kids with a platform to learn with education programs like Wings (first tablet-based adaptive learning system that tailors courseware based on a child's proficiency), and enjoy console-quality entertainment powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® processors. Recently launched are nabi Headphones, the first dual-mode and volume limiting studio quality kids headphones, and nabi Square HD, 1080p HD mountable camcorder made waterproof and shockproof for kids.
About Fuhu, Inc.
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the nabi tablet, is a leading designer, seller and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children. Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1) socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's lives, (4) for parents by parents, and (5) dedicated to the intellectual development of children. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with other U.S. offices in Denver and San Jose. For more information, visit www.fuhu.com and www.nabitablet.com
About Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete is an actress, author, talk show host, activist, and philanthropist with a career in entertainment that dates back nearly three decades. In 1996, Holly and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, formed the HollyRod Foundation, offering help and hope through compassionate care to families living with Autism disorder and Parkinson's disease. Holly has received numerous accolades and awards for her philanthropic work including the Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award and the Thurgood Marshall Foundation Award. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. http://www.hollyrod.org/
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