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Toys

Bandai Smartpet Robot iPhone Dog

by Johan on March 26, 2012

Bandai Smartpet Robot iPhone Dog

Bandai is back with its latest toy namely the Smartpet. It is actually a robot dog that uses your iPhone as a brain. You just need to install a free app into your iPhone. The Smartpet will react to your touchscreen gestures with over 100 facial expressions. This robot also has the ability to carry out tricks by voice commands or movements in front of the Facetime camera. Bandai will launch the Smartpet on April 24th, 2012 in Japan for 6,500 Yen ($78). Video after the jump. Read more

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Sphero Robotic Ball

by Johan on March 12, 2012

Sphero Robotic Ball

The Sphero is claimed to be the world’s first robotic ball that can be controlled using iOS and Android devices. Made of an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, the baseball-sized Sphero is compact enough to slip into a bag or jacket pocket. It is equipped with an induction charger and customizable colored LEDs, so you can change Sphero’s color to suit your mood. This robotic ball connects to your iOS and Android devices via a Bluetooth connectivity. There are also several free apps that you can download for your smartphone or tablet. If you are interested, you can purchase the Sphero robotic ball for $129.99 each. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

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Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank

by Johan on September 26, 2011

Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank

Brookstone today released the Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank that can be controlled using your iOS devices. This gadget has the ability to stream audio and video to your iOS devices. The Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank comes equipped with an integrated microphone, a camera, and an infrared night vision mode that allows you to record video or capture picture in dark environments. The Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank retails for $149.99. [Product Page]

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iRemoco Remote Control Helicopter For iOS Devices

iRemoco has started selling a new remote control helicopter for iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Priced at around $99, this toy comes equipped with a rechargeable attachment for your iPhone/iPod Touch that allows you to communicate with the helicopter. The iRemoco kit consists of a gyro-stabilized iRemoco helicopter, a USB charging cable, and extra blades. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. Read more

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Sifteo Cubes Now Available For Pre-order

by Johan on August 10, 2011

Sifteo Cubes Now Available For Pre-order

Sifteo today announced the upcoming general availability of its Sifteo cubes to U.S. and Canadian customers. The Sifteo cubes are motion-aware 1.5-inch blocks with full-color screens that wirelessly connect with a personal computer during play to create unique interactions when shaken, tilted, rotated and neighbored next to one another. The company has also announced the availability of the Sifteo Creativity Kit, which is included with the purchase of every Sifteo Pack. The Sifteo Creativity Kit enables Sifteo users to customize an endless array of gameplay experiences for themselves and others using their Sifteo cubes. The Sifteo Creativity Kit lets users easily create a range of mini-games tailored to their unique interests, from learning foreign languages and ordering chemical elements by atomic weight, to word play games and number puzzles. The Sifteo Pack consists of three Sifteo cubes, a Sifteo charging dock and a USB radio link, which wirelessly connects these cubes to any Windows or Mac computer, enabling users to download and play the latest Sifteo games. The Sifteo Pack is priced at $149. You can also purchase additional Sifteo cubes for $45 each. Read more

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