06. 16. 2006
Miniature sized robotic turtle
It took me awhile to pluck up the courage to actually blog about this one, ‘cause it’s just so “un-techie,” girlie, and silly. But I can resist it no more!
Not only do these tiny walking turtles walk, they play songs too. You can program them to walk in a rhythmic pattern, or have them race against each other. This rhythmic walking pattern can be programmed by “clicking” on the turtle’s shell, and it can store up to 15 “clicks.” What’s more? The turtle shells are interchangeable, so you can even trade with your friends and play mix and match with turtle fashion.
The turtles are made by Japanese company Takara Tomy , which was selected by Time magazine as creator of one of the best inventions of 2005 in the robot category. There are six colors to choose from: Melon, Peach, Orange, Mint, Pineapple, and Soda. If those are not the colors you like, don’t let that stop you. These little turtles have become such a fashion accessory that people have come up with ingenious designs, customizing each detachable shell with nail art and trading them with friends.
Each costs $14.90 USD, and they're available at Toys Brando.Com.HK .
Also available at Dynamism.Com