Yoto Player or Yoto Mini Player? Yoto Comparison Review

We love our Yoto Player and Yoto Minis. In this blog post you’ll find a simple Yoto comparison table that shows the key features of both to be able to help you choose which player may be best for your family.

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I’ve also added a few other thoughts I’d consider before deciding which Yoto Player to choose after the comparison table.

If you’re thinking about about whether to get a Toniebox or Yoto Player then this post may help.

Yoto Player Vs Yoto Mini Player Comparison

Yoto ComparisonYoto Player Gen 3Yoto Mini 2024 Edition
PriceMore expensiveLess expensive
SizeMore appropriate for around the house but could be taken away with you – 11 x 11 x 10.5 (cm)Small size that fits easily into travel bags for on the go anywhere – 7 x 7 x 4 (cm)
Charge TimeUp to 24 hours per chargeUp to 14 hours per charge
Storage32GB32GB
PortabilityAdventure Jacket add on makes more portable and you can buy casesGreater portability and you can buy cases
Pixel screen size
Check out my post on making your own Pixel art for Yoto here
Large pixelated screen – great for creative kidsSmall pixelated screen
SoundGreat sound quality – acoustically-engineered stereo soundGood sound quality for a small device – mono sound
Night lightCan choose between different colours No night light
ChargingUSB C comes as standards but can purchase a dock charging stationUSC C cable
HandleNo handle but can purchase Adventure Jacket which has an integral handleNo handle but can purchase Adventure Jacket which has a short cord handle
HeadphonesAudio jack (3.5mm) for attaching headphones and wirelessAudio jack (3.5mm) for attaching headphones and wireless
MYO CardFree make your own card with purchase of playerNot included
BluetoothBluetooth enabled can be used as a regular Bluetooth speakerBluetooth enabled can be used as a regular Bluetooth speaker
ThermometerRoom thermometerNo thermometer

Where to Buy Yoto Players and Yoto discount code

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FROM YOTO FOR YOTO MINI PLAYERS – you will get an email from Yoto directly if you have purchased one but you can find out more information here.

Yoto Comparison Thoughts

Yoto Mini Handle

If you have a child who fiddles with things then the cord on the Yoto Mini doesn’t last long as it’s quite thin. My daughter loves to spin the Yoto Mini around on its cord and we now have broken cords! We’ve replaced them with homemade ones.

Player Size

If you have a child who loses things easily or you can barely see their floor in their bedroom then the Yoto Mini can get lost easily with its portable size. This might be something to consider before you make a purchase.

Charging Cables

Both the Yoto Player and the Yoto Mini come with a USB C charging cable. For the Yoto Player you can get a wireless charging dock. This becomes cheaper to purchase if you pay for it at the same time as you purchase your Yoto Player.

The Yoto Mini Player 2024 Edition has a new cable that fixed a safety recall for the previous mini player. We have two previous Yoto Minin Players and never had any problems but ordered the free cables from Yoto to fix the issue.

Replacement Yoto Cable

If you haven’t already found out about the recall find out what you need to know here. RECALL INFO: IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FROM YOTO FOR YOTO MINI PLAYERS – you will get an email from Yoto directly if you have purchased one but you can find out more information here.

Where to Buy Yoto Players and Yoto discount code

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FROM YOTO FOR YOTO MINI PLAYERS – you will get an email from Yoto directly if you have purchased one but you can find out more information here.

Audio Player Top Tip

Whichever player you decide to go with I’d highly recommend setting up your player BEFORE you give it to your child/ren. Players are generally very simple to set up, but much easier when you don’t have a ‘helper’. Having your player fully charged and ready to go when it’s opened is ideal. The boxes are able to be put back together like nothing happened so your child won’t know it’s already been opened.

5 Yoto cards fanned out in a hand in front of a wooden rainbow

Free Audio Content

To find out how to access lots of free content for your Yoto Players check out this post. You can also find out how to access podcasts here.

Where to Buy Yoto Make Your Own Cards

Yoto Accessories

To find out abut different Yoto storage options head to the UK Yoto website here, the US Yoto website here or my post with other ideas.

Yoto Club

If you’d like to find more information about the Yoto Club then check out my post Yoto Club – Are You Still Worth It?

Yoto Player with a Yoto Club card in the top of the player surrounded by red Christmas decorations

Yoto Comparison Help

Do join the Facebook group (link below) if you have a question you’d like to ask about audio players or email me at lisa@busybusylearning.com.