Archive for the ‘Crab’ Category

HEXBUG Featured on TMC Info Tech Spotlight

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

HEXBUG was recently featured in an article on TMC’s Info Tech Spotlight.

I was enjoying a busy day of holiday shopping at the local mall when I walked by an intriguing display full of robotic bugs. Since I am something of a techie and also the office expert on Robobees, I decided to do a closer inspection.

The robotic bugs, called HEXBUGS, are marketed as “Micro Robotic Creatures,” and are sold by Innovation First Labs, Inc.. And I am not the only one who finds HEXBUGS kind of cool – the product earned slot number seven on Dr Toy’s Ten Best Children’s Products of 2010 list.

The battery-powered HEXBUGS come in a variety of different options, including an inchworm, crab, ant, nano and original models. They are equipped with sensors that allow them to react to light, sound and of course… one and other.

Read the full article here.

HEXBUG Crab Doesn’t Disappoint

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Anne Goetz recently reviewed the HEXBUG Crab:

Once again, the packaging reeled us in. The HEXBUG Crab comes packaged in his own plastic dome, similar to the HEXBUG line of Original bugs. The similarity ends there, however, as the Crab moves faster than the Original and in a side-to-side direction, just like it’s crustacean counterpart. He even has tiny, moving pincers on the front and eight tiny, moving crab legs. All in all, quite a lot of smooth motion for one little robot, making him that much more fascinating to kids and parents alike.

Read the full blog post.

HEXBUGs Are Super Cool For Easter Baskets!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Robyn’s Online World blog featured the entire HEXBUG line as great alternative Easter gifts:

I would even have to agree with Taylor on this one and go for the super cool Hexbug! It might be small, but it is mighty in it’s fun. Don’t think they are just for the kids either, adults (like me) love these little robotic creatures just as much as the younger ones. While the bunny is super cute, what am I really going to do with it? Plus the Hexbug is a fantastic alternative to candy – do we really need to buy our kids all that chocolate and sugar? The Hexbug I can keep out and play with 365 days a year!

Read the full review here and enter for a chance to win a HEXBUG Nano!

Hexbugs in the Czech Republic

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Hexbugs are featured in December 2009’s Robot Revue, a Czech publication.

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Toy of the Week: HEXBUGs

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The blog ‘How did I ever live without it?’ named HEXBUGs their toy of the week on Saturday, March 6.

There is the Original, which resembles a roach, an inchworm, a crab, and the nano. We have a couple of the nanos. They are pretty cool and always a favorite among E-Rays friends when they come over to play.

Read the full post at: http://navymomthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/03/toy-of-week-hexbugs.html

Hexbug Crabs in the Ukraine

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Hexbug Crabs feature in Ego the Ukrainian magazine Ego (similar to the UK publications GQ and Esquire)

Click here to see the article (a English version to be available soon)

Robotic Gadgets set to become year’s best seller

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

UK regional newspaper Warrington Guardian feature Innovation First following the successful Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010 and predict Hexbugs are to become this year’s best seller.

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Ant & Crab on location

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Hexbug Ant & Crab take pride of place in Germany’s Luna Spring magazine photo shoot.

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Another wallet-friendly smart toy at $10 is Hexbug

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

New York Toy Fair news round up on Yahoo News:

“Another wallet-friendly smart toy starting at 10 dollars is Hexbug, micro-robotic creatures resembling cockroaches, spiders or crabs that respond to touch, sound and even light and are capable of navigating mazes or their own nano habitat set”

Click here to see the article

Will robotic Valentines appeal?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Online publication Compute Scotland contemplate in their article:

“Gaberlunzie was amused by one Valentine suggestion of Hexbugs and is considering whether the top of the range inchworm, or more limited crab, ant or nano would be most appealing to someone who loathes spiders!”

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