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Manchester (UK) city magazine Urban Life feature the red Hexbug Crab in their Christmas gift guide.
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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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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
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
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.
The HEXBUG product line was listed as the #1 toy on Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Top Toy List for 2009.
Like the popular Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters, HEXBUGs are robots, but Innovation First International has science and math education in mind for the children playing with these toys. The mission of HEXBUGs is to inspire children to play with robots and from that play spur further interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Read the full article at their site, including a few HEXBUG reviews and information about the other 9 toys on the list.
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.
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
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