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07. 28. 2006

Availabots

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I'm still in shock over this item. This is so good. The Availabot is a unique method of displaying the online status of your IM buddies. This is so so good. What happens is that a little customizable figurine represents one of your contacts. When that contact is offline, the figure lays crumpled in a heap, but as soon as they sign in, it springs to attention! So so so good. As each Availabot represents one of your contacts, you can have a little gang, each with their own individuality. You've drawn Frank's stupid moustache on his, and for Jane's you've made a mini version of the polka-dot sweater she always wears. What's even better is that the IM contact details are stored within the Availabot itself, so you can do as the site suggests - buy a few, load them with your details, then give them out to contacts as hi-tech business cards. So so so so good!

The Availabots are only in the protoype stage at the moment; so for more info, or to show your support, go to the Availabot home page.

Posted by Stuart    Category: devices
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I'm in love with the idea..It's so so great. I want a few of these. ;)

it would be cool to organize a short "synchronized IM" where you coordinate with your contacts to go online and offline to make these figures dance. that would be really cool!

k:

reinvention, anyone?!

(looks like something i'll get if i have spare cash.)

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