July 31, 2009

Must Have: WowWee Universal RoboRemote

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Owners of WowWee robots, including Robosapien, Tribot, Roboreptile, FemiSapien and others might want to think about also adopting their RoboRemote Robot Universal Remote Controller. The included software helps you to program and store sequences of actions with customizable function buttons. Not only does it work with the IR controlled bots you have now, the remote will work with all future generations of same. The Roboremote works up to 6.5 ft. away, runs on 3AAA batteries (not included,) supports Windows XP/Vista and can get automatic updates for new products via USB.

Via WowWee

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July 24, 2009

Must Have: DIY Ollo Makes 12 Different Bots

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Ollo is a DIY kit for beginners. With easy to use plates and rivets, there are instructions to help you build 12 different types of robots. Best of all, no cutting or soldering is involved in the process. Once you build one and feed it a battery, it will move forward, backwards and pick up random objects. When you get bored with your creation, take it apart and simply build another.

Via Trossen

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July 17, 2009

Must Have: Bossa Nova Prime8 & Penbo, for the Common Folk

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Bossa Nova's Prime8 and Penbo robots are the first products to come from the spin off of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. The Prime8 claims to be one of the fastest bipedals around and is controlled by remote. He has a tendency towards the barbaric, can play apish games and will be released mid-August. Penbo, the robotic penguin, is aimed towards girls and comes with Bebe. She plays games and responds to her babies in a unique way for each color. It will also debut this August and is available for pre-order now.

Via BN Concepts

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July 10, 2009

Must Have: Sega Dream Cat Venus

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Sega Toys has previously brought out robotic animals such as their Dream Puppy and Hamster. Their latest is a Norwegian Forest Cat named Dream Cat Venus. With a photo sensor in its forehead and touch sensors in various areas of his body, he will move around, lay down and react when petted. The company worked with scientists from Tohoku University's Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer to make it more realistic, including the ability to purr. Venus will be available in Japan beginning July 30 at a price of around $110.00, robotic furballs and all.

Via Crunch Gear

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July 3, 2009

Must Have: Tengu All Stars

He may not move around much but we found our Tengu way too much fun for humans when he first came out. (Note that the face cover was left on to protect him from our cat.)

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Our bud Mr. Jones has a new batch that he has dubbed the All Stars. Each one is as much fun as the original but now you can make it more your own with wig and stickers. He will work through both Mac and PC USB ports and will respond to any noise he hears. He has several different expressions and will be your friend for £25 (~$36.00,) even when no one else will.

(Thanks, Crispin)

Via Tengu

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June 26, 2009

Must Have: Robot Alarm Clocks

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We can think of nothing we would like better than to wake up to the sound "Beep, Boop, Bop." Luckily we found this Robot Tech Alarm clock. With a dark blue frame, at least it will great you with a smile and comes with 3 AA batteries. But if you like your robots the strong silent type, you might want to opt for the Silver Robot Tabletop Alarm that stands all of 4" tall and needs 1 AA battery (not included.)

Via Robot Alarm Clocks

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June 19, 2009

Must Have: It's All About Transformers

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In honor of the new Transformer movie, which has tons of bots, we declare them our Must Have of the week. The Takara Music Label Headphones turn into Frenzy and Rumble and can be used with the Soundwave MP3 Player that can play music in either mode.

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The Convoy iPod Docking Bay with Speakers is licensed by Apple and is compatible with all models but the shuffle. When transformed to a robot, it's a whopping 6" tall. And, although you may not be able to covet the new movie, you can get the the Complete First Season (25th Anniversary Edition) of the animated series.

Via Transformers

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June 12, 2009

Must Have: Phoenix Hexapod - Outplay All Others

If you are thinking of entering the Robogames this weekend in San Francisco, Trossen claims that their Phoenix Hexapod is one of their best sellers and a fine contender. Looking at the video, we would agree. Too late for this year? That will give you a 365 days edge on the other guys as you practice with your Phoenix.

Via Trossen


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June 5, 2009

Must Have: Drink up With Robotic Water Bottles

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What better gift for the health food freak that always carries her/his own water bottle? Choose between Globally Cute's Stainless Steel, the Blue Aluminum or the Supermom Aluminum style.

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Robotically inclined kids will dig Bilt Vite's Stainless Steel, 3d Rose's Kids Stuff or SIGG's Space Robot bottle.

Via Robot Water Bottles


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May 29, 2009

Must Have: Feed Your Facebank

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If you truly are what you eat, then this Facebank makes a lot of cents. This a sterling character that will hold your nickels back until you need them, save your pennies from heaven and when you need your dough, it will rise to the occasion. This Must Have robotic bank has sensors that make it react when it is about to gorge and needs 2 AA batteries (not included) to swallow.

Via Facebank

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