I just bought a Tekno robotic puppy from Amazon.com, of course I haven’t received it yet, but after the enormous success of Sony’s Aibo, every toy manufacturer is jumping on the robot dog bandwagon. Newsweek‘s and the New York Times‘ archived articles attest to this. But I’m not about to shell out over US$2,000.00 for a toy! That’s how much my laptop cost me! Tekno costs about US$40, and then there’s i-Cybie that’s coming out this Christmas, for about US$150, from the same makers of Furby. Poo-Chi, also from Tiger Electronics, is another dog that I think is lame because it can’t even walk! And then there’s Descartes…
How much is that robot in the window?
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