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Dancing Robot Speaker

By: on January 12, 2012

TOSY Robotics, a Vietnamese high-tech toys manufacturer, plans to make its portable speaker/dancing robot one-two punch available to all of us who aren't of the Justin Bieber persuasion this fall. mRobo holds about 500 of your favorite songs, and when the beat starts a-thumpin' from his chest, he starts a-bumpin' from the rest. Arms and legs unfurl, his head rises from his neck, and what can only be described as the Michael Jackson transformer Joe Jackson is KICKING himself (or rather, his wife, and perhaps that kid Blanket) for not thinking of, comes to life. The robot connects for downloads via USB, and, unlike you, gets his juice from batteries instead of Red Bull and Ecstasy. mRobo will also dance to music from other devices. Provided, of course, it isn't a JLo song, in which case instead of dancing, he will approach the human playing DJ, and begin repeatedly punching him or her in the face.

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SpinX Toilet Cleaning Robot

$198 - $249 from SpinX »

Cleaning the toilet. A chore so crappy that when I was in college my housemates and I agreed to just not do it. Ah the nights of too much tequila and Taco Bell that could have benefitted from the SpinX. A robot that cleans...

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Aire Self-Flying Robotic Home Assistant

$699 - $749 from Aevena Robotics »

Aire's approach, a robotic home assistant that flies autonomously, is verrrry interesting. Especially considering my first order of business when I catch something flying autonomously around my condo is to swat or Bug-A-Salt...

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Star Wars First Order AR Stormtrooper Robot

$499.99 from Amazon »

UBTECH's First Order Stormtrooper arrives trained (built-in AR features), armed (app-enabled), and ready for the Dark Lord's (that's you) commands. Aspiring Vaders can interact with the robot using voice commands, and...

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Interactive Walking & Talking Einstein Robot

$199 from Amazon »

Hi! My name is (what?) My name is (who?) My name is...Al Einstein. Hey kids, it's the Slim Shady of your grandparents' generation. The amazing, groundbreaking genius Professor Einstein. He forever changed the world of...

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Kuratas Robot - Rideable Battle Mech

$1.3 million from Suidobashi Heavy Industry »

Me: One 13-foot-tall, 9,920-pound menacing robot that I can either ride and pilot with mere hand and body gestures from a cockpit, or control remotely with my 3G connection, please....

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Mk. III MegaBot - Piloted Battle Mech

MegaBots October 2017 Update: A couple months (years?) late, but the duel has an official stream date - October 17 at 10pm ET here on Twitch....

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Euler's Disk of Infinite Spin & Sound

$24.99 from Amazon »

I'm not saying the Euler's Disk isn't fascinating and rad and a commendable utilization of the laws of physics, but watching and listening to it creates a great deal of anxiety in my heart. It's like the foreboding music...

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Elbow Cassette Tape Player

By: Elbow »

Elbow recently completed a market test survey on their low-tech, ultra-portable concept that will revolutionize the way you play...uh...mix tapes. A clip-on arm with a pulley system, the Elbow cassette tape player spools...

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Vinci Smart Headphones with AI

$149.77 from Amazon »

I like that Vinci's headphones are smart enough that I can ditch my phone and still stream music. And I like that they're voice activated for hands-free song selection. And in theory I like the Vinci's artificial intelligence...

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The Loudest Portable Speaker

$699 from Amazon »

I just learned about The Loudest Portable Speaker from my newly deaf friends Maurice and Sue, who just returned from testing Soundboks' 119dB bad boy at Burning Man. Conclusion:...

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Tertill Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

It's a weeding robot, not a weed robot, but the Tertill gets just as many props for helping out with the most tedious of yard work as it would for...what would a weed robot do, anyway? Roll joints and pack bowls? Turn...

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The SunDen Smart Rig & Cooler

$100 - $299 from SunDen »

Your wingman for summer has arrived. Well...its crowdfunding campaign has anyway. Like the Coolest Cooler before it, the SunDen hit Kickstarter this week seeking to consolidate and elevate, optimize and smartify all facets...