For quite some time, the best domestic robot on the market was a Furbee. This cute little guy lived his dream as a must-have toy from 1998 to 2000. Kids and adults loved a domestic robot that started off speaking Furbish, the unique language to all Furbees, and then learned simple words and phrases particular to your language. By the end of its reign, Furbee was an international best-seller that spoke 24 different languages.
But the limitations of the technology became its downfall. People appreciated the effort of this simple robot trying to imitate life, but its lack of dimension and interaction ultimately led to its downfall.
Those that wish their old friend Furbee could have been more can now rest easy. Nabaztag is the newest guy on the market, and he is designed to do more than you can imagine. Shaped a little like a cream puff with Bugs Bunny ears, Nazbatag is a robotic bunny rabbit that can do everything Furbee did and much more.
Due to its ability to connect to the internet through wifi, Nabaztag is able to tell you the time, wake you up, read the news, read you messages from friends, check the stock market, and even give you tomorrow’s weather forecast. This cuddly bunny communicates not just through his voice but through flashing lights and subtle movements, such as gestures with its ears.
You can program your new friend to sing to you in the morning. Tell me, who needs an alarm clock when you have a bunny that’s willing to sing to you? If you’re in a particularly lazy mood, you don’t have to wonder when someone will come to push you onto your feet and out of your slump. Nabaztag can be programmed to remind you to get off your butt and get to work.