HEXBUG Nano and the HEXBUG Nano Habitat set were recently featured on Mashable in their Education Gadgets feature:
Archive for the ‘Nano’ Category
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.
The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set has been named a top 10 creative toy by Dr. Toy.
The Hexbug Nano has been busy in the run up to Christmas and is swarming into the hands of Mummy and Daddy bloggers across the UK and of course they are loving the little critter!
Here is just a snippet of their opinons on our beloved Nano.
Go to the following blogging sites to see the full reviews.
“About 0.3 seconds after taking the first HEXBUG out of the packet Jake was full on ‘OH WOW’ and ‘OH MY GOD THESE ARE BRILLIANT’”
I am Typecast
”I think it goes without saying that these (Nano) were a huge hit with us!”
(Mostly) Yummy Mummy
“They are definitely a unique toy”
“They look like proper bugs, especially the black one…shudder!”
“I can confirm that they are truely addictive!”
“It was mesmerising”
Sandy Calico Reviews
“Hexbugs are the latest must have gadget for kids”
“The Hexbug Nanos are a hit. The 4 year old in particular has has become rather fond of the black one”
Are We Nearly There Yet
“The first thing you need to know is that they’re (Nano) set to be one of this Christmas’ biggest crazes”
“They are just too amazing to be creepy…more cute”
Given to Distracting Others
“I have never seen a toy keep two children amused for so long”
Cooking, Cakes and Children
The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set has been nominated for a Toy of the Year Award in the Specialty Category by the Toy Industry Association.
You can vote for HEXBUG at www.hexbug.com/toty
Help us spread the word by retweeting the voting link we are posting on Twitter everyday and you’ll have a chance to win.
Everyone that retweets the message has a chance at winning a HEXBUG Nano (one winner per day, starting December 7) and one grand prize winner of an assortment of HEXBUG product will be chosen on January 14, 2011 the last day of voting.
Start voting and spreading the word for your chance to win!
A proud mother has sent in a picture of a nano track her son and his grandfather have been working hard to create.
Have you created a big nano habitat set you’re proud of? Send us a picture via e-mail and we’ll feature it on the site. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set was named a top-10 toy for Christmas by children in the Indianapolis area.
The recommendations come from children who voted last week at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum store. Museum staff used their input to compile the 2010 Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved Top Ten Toys.
The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set has been honored by Savvy Auntie in their Coolest Toy Awards!
Melanie Notkin, the founder and CEO of Savvy Auntie, the multiplatform lifestyle brand for aunts by relation, aunts by choice and godmothers, announces her gift ideas for nephews and nieces available this holiday season. There are 16 toys with the “Coolest” title, 6 toys with the “Lux” title ($99 and over), and 16 toys with honorable mentions.
Notkin has proudly accepted the position as tribal leader for the underrepresented 50% of American women whom she’s dubbed PANKs™ (Professional Aunts No Kids). This underserved demographic has a strong desire to make the most savvy toy choices this season. When Notkin realized many toy marketers focus on primary caregivers, Notkin created the Savvy Auntie Coolest Toy Awards in 2009 to give aunts and other secondary caregivers the toy-savvy they need to make the right gift choices for the children in their lives.
The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set was named a Toy of the Year by Disney FamilyFun Friday!
More than 500 new toys were narrowed down by parent and kid testers from across the country, who evaluated quality, value, and of course, fun. Using FamilyFun’s new ToyHopper App, available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, it’s now easier than ever for busy parents to find the perfect gift, including this year’s T.O.Y. Award winners and hundreds of other toys, books, DVDs, and video games. Each item has been family-tested and hand-picked by FamilyFun editors and can be sorted into shopping lists, shared with friends, and filtered by age, price, type, or theme.
“For nearly twenty years, we’ve served as a trusted resource for parents when they’re making their annual holiday shopping list and checking it twice, so it’s important that each toy undergoes an intensive assessment by FamilyFun toy testers for function, design, durability, safety, and play value,” said Ann Hallock, editorial director at FamilyFun.
Download the entire press release here.