Desk Pets Tankbot now available

tankbot - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here

Ah, the end of the year is near. How do I know? Because of those things we say at various trade shows at the beginning of the year are starting to ship. One of them is the Tankbot, a tiny robot vehicle thingy that Desk Pets showed off many moons ago. The $25 (yes, 25 – cheap!)  robot can be remote controlled from an iOS or Android device using the corresponding apps (iOS, Android) which is what makes this thing worth having. It also has two other modes; one where it free roams and has lights and sound (R2D2 mode?) and one where it takes a step closer to becoming Skynet by independently navigating obstacles and mazes. With a built in rechargeable battery and USB port for charging it won’t make you go broke from keeping it with batteries either, so all in all it sounds like a really good deal. Unfortunately, “now available” means Toys’r’us stores in the US for now, but it should pop up all over the world soon.

[Desk Pets via iLounge]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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