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Creepy Electronic Toys

This Little Guy Creeps Me Out

I came across an ad for this “electronic toy”, and it caught my eye because it said “erector set” (which to this dinosaur does not equate with ‘electronics’) .. and it said “spy” (which to this dinosaur does not equate with ‘toy’).

Spykye the spy robotSpykee The Spy Robot takes interactive Erector sets beyond the limits of kids’ imagination. This latest build-your-own Erector set from Nikko America does everything from play digital music to guard a home or business.

Spy from Anywhere
Recommended for ages eight and up, Spykee is far more than your ordinary toy robot. Perfect for audio-visual surveillance, Spykee has the ability to
move, watch, speak, and hear. With a built-in video camera and microphone, the robot takes real-time pictures with video and with sound effects. When motion is detected, Spykee activates an alarm or sends a picture by email. Compatible with Skype 3.0 (PC) technology, Spykee can also be used as a VoIP phone and web camera. Best of all, this motorized robot is equipped with a WiFi card, which means kids can access and control Spykee via the Internet from anywhere in the world.

3-in-1 Robot Fun
But there’s more fun than just spying! Combining a classic robot design with the latest technology, kids can use Spykee to construct three different robot models from this same set. Downloading their favorite songs to Spykee, this spy robot even acts as a digital music player with its own loudspeakers. Compatible with most Erector sets, it features lights and optical fibers, and an IR auto-parking recharging system automatically sends Spykee back to the power station for a recharge.

Spykee has its own website, and you can find out more – and watch a video of Spykee in action – by clicking here. The video is worth the click.

When I look at this, I am reminded of Robo Cop (I can see a man-sized version of this); and, I get a bit pessimistic about Man’s future…

It’s a phone? It’s an MP3 player? Anywhere in the world?

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  1. Very cooool… I want one!

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | August 20, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Did you watch the video, perchance? What the kid did with his?

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      Comment by techpaul | August 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. TechPaul,

    Yep, I watched the video… I will keep an eye on this one. It even goes back to its’ docking station when the battery is low.

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | August 20, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      It’s funny, I’m not at all bothered by the robot vacuum cleaner.. but this one makes my little hairs stand on end.

      Would I have wanted one when I was 8 (back during the Late Triassic)? Oh, yeah.
      (My erector set did have a small electric motor.. so I could build a ferris wheel…)

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      Comment by techpaul | August 20, 2009 | Reply


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