Archive for November, 2009

Great Gifts, On The Cheap

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The Nano was featured in the Hartford Courant this past weekend in their Great Gifts, On The Cheap article in the ‘Less than $20′ category.

The Nano, in my tests, was virtually unstoppable. It sped around the kitchen, bounced off walls, flipped over, then quickly righted itself. Needless to say, the cats were bemused. This Nano is a tough critter, too. Despite numerous attempts to “drown” it in a glass of water, so as to test the Bheestie Bag (See below. Sorry, Little Fella), it never once stopped running.

Check out the full review on their site.

Ideas For When You’ve Run Out of Ideas

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Seek4Shopping.co.uk has featured the HEXBUG as a gift for your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, etc. Check out what they had to say:

We all know at least one man who has everything and considers socks/smellies and ties a disappointing present. There is nothing more entertaining than a wind-up critter to alleviate boredom. Hexbugs are the brain child of Innovation First Inc. Micro Robotic creatures in Original (a winged bug looking suspiciously like a cockroach!), Inchworm, Crab, Ant and Nano, Hexbugs react to light, sound and avoid obstacles put in their path. Each variety scuttles around, providing much entertainment for its owner and would be a great stocking-filler.

This and more ideas can be found on their site.

Win a Hexbug – the creepy crawly that everyone wants this Christmas!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

We’ve teamed up in the UK with Step Ahead Magazine with a competition to win a Hexbug

“HEXBUGS are tiny bug shaped micro intelligent robotics taking the UK by storm, and predicted to be found in many stockings this Christmas.. Step Ahead has teamed up with the makers of HEXBUGS to offer FIVE lucky readers the chance to win a HEXBUG worth £9.99 each.”

To enter the competition (for UK residents only), please go to their site

Hexbugs will skitter around your desk

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

UK Bent Magazine feature HEXBUGS on their gadget review page in October

“If you want a bit of fun on your desk at work .. why not adopt a HEXBUG.  This clever little robotic insect will skitter around your desk, bumping into things then find its own way in the world… hey its already cleverer than me”

Check out the feature via our HEXBUG Facebook page

Custom PC give Hexbugs a score of 4 out of 5!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

UK’s Custom PC Magazine feature HEXBUGS in their November edition and award them a 4 / 5 score!

“Based on the some of the simplest life forms on the planet, these little robots feature sensors that make them react to events such as noise, light and touch!  ….. they’re great for a chuckle and will add a touch of fun to the average office desk”

Check out the feature via our HEXBUG Facebook page

For Gadget Geeks

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

UK’s Cambridgeshire Agenda magazine feature the HEXBUG Original on their Christmas gift ideas page in their November issue

“For Gadget Geeks.. and for those who have everything.  The perfect gifts for those who love fiddling with the latest gadgets.  Plus something slightly wacky for those impossible to buy for people”

Check out the feature via our HEXBUG Facebook page

Seek 4 Shopping include Hexbugs on their Christmas Ideas List

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

UK shopping comparison blog site www.seek4shopping.co.uk feature the HEXBUGS in their article “Ideas for when you’ve run out of ideas”

“For your husband, lover, boyfriend, brother or boss: We all know at least one man who has everything and considers socks / smellies and ties a disappointing present.  There is nothing more entertaining than a wind up critter to alleviate boredom.”

Read the rest of the review on their site

Hexbugs – the creepy crawlie that everyone wants this Christmas!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Review in UK’s Counties Today magazine November edition:

“The HEXBUGS are tiny intelligent robotic gadgets that are literally taking the UK by storm.  Each of the three available has its own unique special powers; one responds to touch and sound, one reacts to light and sound and the third can be controlled with an infra-red remote”

Check out the review via our HEXBUG Facebook page

Its a Royal Wings Bugs Life

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

HEXBUG Original appears in Royal Wings, the Royal Jordanian inflight magazine for November – December 2009

Indulge your inner child - or just indulge a child - with one of these fun, interactive robotic insects.  HEXBUGS respond to light and dark and to noise, so clapping your hands or shining a light will have them scuttling off in different directions or seeking out a dark place to hide.  if nothing else, they will keep the family entertained on Christmas Day”

Check out the review via our HEXBUG Facebook page

Mudpies and Mary Janes: HEXBUG Nano – Holiday Guide

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Popular mommy blogger Mudpies & Mary Janes has posted her review of the HEXBUG Nano:

Everyone in our family has been fascinated with the Hexbug Micro Robotic Creatures that we received. It is fun and amazing to watch what these small (1.75 inches) bugs can do. We have set up mazes for them to go through and the kids love watching them flip over. The test tube like case that the Hexbug Nano comes in is a great size to fit in your pocket, and my son thinks it is a really cool way to carry his bug.

Check out the full review on her site.