Launched in the UK in 2018 by Patric Faßbender and his friend and co-founder Marcus Stahl, the Toniebox is an intuitive speaker system that is revolutionising story time for children thanks to its lack of screens and complicated controls. It is an easy, fun and interactive way for three to eight year olds to play their favourite stories and songs – simply place a Tonie on top of the box and the audio content related to that Tonie will begin to play.