Archive for December, 2009

Red Hexbug Crab makes the gift guide in Manchester’s Urban Life

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Manchester (UK) city magazine Urban Life feature the red Hexbug Crab in their Christmas gift guide.

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Ten of the best gadgets for Christmas

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

UK’s The Times Playlist Saturday Supplement (12-18th December 2009) with a circulation of 1.7 million feature the Hexbugs in their 10 of the Best Gadgets for Christmas

“Hexbugs are a range of robotic micro-insects that scuttle around in an authentically unpleasant way and react to sound and touch.  Larger ones get full remote control.  Kids and cats will love either”

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Top Five Gadget Christmas Stocking Fillers

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

UK’s Daily Express vote The Hexbugs as one of their Top Five Gadget Christmas Stocking Fillers:

“Emily Garnham selects five gadget-themed stocking fillers to keep kids – and big kids – amused for hours.

There was a time when desktop gadgets and gizmos for bored office workers stopped at Newton’s Cradle or a ‘grow your own miniature lawn’.  But a robotic fleet of insects is about to change all that.

Hexbugs, priced from £10, come in a variety of models and multicolours, that respond to sound, light or touch.   The Hexbug Crab has light sensors which enable it to seek out dark places – just like the real thing.  Clap your hands or raise your voice and it will either come scurrying out of its hiding place or change direction.

The Inchworm (£17) is the daddy of Hexbugs – which responds to an infra-red remote control.  Make it scuttle across the floor in different directions or pit it against other models for a game of robot wars under the Christmas tree”

Click here for the full article on the Daily Express website

Animals Love HEXBUG creatures.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Check out a bunch of YouTube Videos showing cats & dogs playing with Original and Nano HEXBUG creatures.

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HEXBUG Nano Hack: LED

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The folks over at iheartrobotics.com have hacked the HEXBUG Nano and added an LED to it.

They’ve got more photos and instructions on their site.

MSN Tech & Gadgets 50 Gadget Gifts under £50

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

On MSN Tech & Gadgets “50 Gadget gifts under £50 list” is the Hexbug Original

“Hexbug are robotic beetles that skitter around obstacles in their path and timidly away from loud noises.  Even better, their variously coloured translucent shells leave their electronic innards on show”

To see the article visit MSN Tech & Gadgets site

The Times Online – Hexbugs make the Top 10 Christmas Gifts under £20

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The online version of the leading UK newspaper The Times feature the Hexbugs on their Christmas Gift Guide – Top 10 Christmas Gifts under £20

“The fututure of robotic warfare is probably, despite what you might see in Hollywood movies, going to be all about small autonomous insect-sized machines.  Hexbugs are of minimal military value but they will scuttle around your house reacting to sound and light and generally getting on your cat’s nerves.  Which is, I’m sure you will agree, the true meaning of Christmas”

See the full list at The Times Online

Christmas Gift Buying Guide – For your Teenage Son

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The Hexbugs make the www.chicklit.co.uk Christmas Buying Guide as the ideal gift to buy your teenage son

“Hexbugs are one of the ‘must haves’ this Christmas for any male over 13.  The original Hexbug, Crab and Inchworm are tiny, intelligent and obedient bugs that are available in 5 different colours”

To see the full article visit the Chicklit page

PTPA Top 5 Toy Picks

Monday, December 7th, 2009

PTPA Media (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) has listed the HEXBUG Ant as one of its Top 5 Toy Picks this year.

This autonomous, high-speed micro robotic creature with probing, tactile antennas and hooked claws. The industrious critter features front and rear touch sensors that allow it to maneuver around objects in its path and wheel-legs that propel it forwards, backwards and over small obstacles with furious speed.

Check out the other picks over at their site.

HEXBUG on Make Magazines Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

HEXBUG Nano and the rest of the HEXBUG product line had a quick mention on Make Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide among a bunch of other robotic toys.

Another year, another profusion of robot kits, toys, and showy humanoids demo’d by entertainment conglomerates and big car companies. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It wasn’t a huge leap year for the evolution of robokind, but there are definitely plenty of new tools and toys to play with, and plenty of perennial favorites, too. Let’s have a look…

Check out the full listing, including photos and videos, over on Make Magazine’s site.