A Comparative Guide to Steam Studio Magnetic Tiles
Magnetic tiles have captured the hearts of children and parents alike, providing a captivating and educational medium for nurturing creativity. Introduced to the Australian market in early 2021, STEAM STUDIO's magnetic tiles have gained a growing following among enthusiastic parents and early childhood educators. As our product line continues to expand, we frequently receive inquiries about the differences between our offerings. To address these questions, we present a concise review of STEAM STUDIO Magnetic Tiles and a comparison of their features.
Our magnetic tiles come in two distinct styles: the classic criss-cross design and the innovative star facet design. Both designs are equipped with rivets to enhance safety and durability.
Classic Criss-Cross Tiles
Our initial classic criss-cross tiles closely resembled famous Magna-Tiles, boasting a similar design and magnets of comparable size (as seen in the photo below Left:Magna-tiles). This version of classic tiles are now discontinued.
However, we are proud to announce a recent upgrade in July 2023 to our classic criss-cross tiles. The upgraded version now features larger and more powerful magnets, ensuring even more robust connections (as depicted in the image below, Right:upgraded version).
In the image below, you can witness the magnet strength of these new and improved classic tiles.
Full Dodecagon Formation
The large isosceles triangles in our improved classic tiles have been re-designed to fit together seamlessly, creating a complete dodecagon shape. This feature was also offered for the star tiles since the beginning.
Star Facet Tiles
STEAM STUDIO also offers an exclusive patent design known as the star facet tiles. These tiles leverage the same enhanced magnets found in our upgraded classic tiles. It's important to note that similar patent star tiles are available from other brands in Australia.
Here's a comprehensive table highlighting the differences between the upgraded classic criss-cross tiles and the star facet tiles:
Color Palette Showdown of our tiles
Safety of our products
At STEAM STUDIO, the safety and well-being of your child are our top priorities. We understand that as parents and caregivers, you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing the toys you choose are safe and compliant with the highest standards. That's why we are proud to announce that all of our magnetic toys are certified and fully compliant with relevant Australian Standards on the safety of children's toys containing magnets. Here are the standards we adhere to:
1. Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standard 2020
Our commitment to safety begins with compliance with the Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standard 2020. This standard is specifically designed to ensure the safety of toys that incorporate magnets, addressing potential risks associated with magnetic components.
2. Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Safety Aspects Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties
We go beyond the basics by adhering to the Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019, which focuses on safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties of toys. This standard helps ensure that our magnetic toys are not only fun but also durable and safe for your child's active play.
3. Australian / New Zealand Standard on Safety of Toys AS/NZS 8124.2:2016 Flammability Test
Safety isn't limited to physical attributes. We take fire safety seriously by following the Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 8124.2:2016 for flammability testing. Your child's safety extends to all aspects of play, including the materials used in our toys.
4. Australian / New Zealand Standard on Safety of Toys AS/NZS 8124 part 3:2012+A1:2016 for Toxic Elements Test
Toxic elements have no place in children's toys. Our commitment to your child's safety is further demonstrated by adhering to the Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 8124 part 3:2012+A1:2016. This standard ensures that our magnetic toys do not contain harmful elements that could jeopardize your child's well-being.
STEAM STUDIO Magnetic Tiles have evolved over time to provide even more engaging and educational experiences for children. Whether you prefer the classic criss-cross style with its enhanced magnet strength or the unique star facet design, both options prioritize safety and creativity. When you choose STEAM STUDIO magnetic toys, you are choosing quality, creativity, and above all, safety. Our dedication to meeting and exceeding Australian safety standards means that your child can play and learn with confidence.
Discover the magic of magnetic tiles with STEAM STUDIO today, and let your child's creativity shine!
For more details and to explore our diverse product range, please visit our website or reach out to us today. Your child's creativity awaits!