Archive for the ‘Scarab’ Category

Insect Robots, Just in Time for Halloween

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The New York Times Gadgetwise blog featured our HEXBUG Scarab XL and HEXBUG Spider XL Micro Robotic Creatures in this post, just in time for Halloween. Check out the complete post below.

“Remote-controlled cars, trucks and helicopters are common these days. Insects, on the other hand, are relatively new on the scene.

Hexbug Scarab XL and Spider XL ($40 each, from www.hexbug.com) are big brother editions of their tiny button-cell counterparts, with many more features. Powered by AA batteries, the robots come in your choice of colors of translucent plastic, allowing you to see the fascinating gear-driven mechanics of each of the legs, as they work in concert to create forward motion.

Of the two, the spider is the more sophisticated, with a LED eye on a head that turns 360 degrees like a gun turret, allowing it to move in a complete circle. But the faster Scarab can pop from its back to its feet if it is placed upside down.

The remote control, powered by a single nine-volt battery, makes steering easy. It offers three forward moving speeds (slow, medium and fast) and one reverse speed, and two channels, allowing multiple bugs to be operated independently or at the same time. Both are in stores now, in case you want to infest your Halloween decorations.” -By Warren Buckleitner via Gadgetwise.

 

Missing Sleep – HEXBUG Review

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

UK mom blogger and her two adorable sons share their thought on the HEXBUG Larva and HEXBUG Scarab.

My boys love bugs but I am not ready to share my house with an assortment of pet woodlice and worms, so the next best thing is building on their HEXBUG collection.
My boys already have the small Nano bugs and they have been played with extensively since Christmas 2011, but I did not know until the Christmas in July event that they exist in bigger very sophisticated versions!

Really Missing Sleep Puts HEXBUG to the Test!

Read the full review at: Really Missing Sleep.

Parent Palace reviews HEXBUG

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Parent Palace recently posted a great review of the HEXBUG Spider and Scarab on their Web site.

I will shamefully admit I’m late to the HEXBUG craze. I heard about them around Christmas time but they sounded kind of creepy for someone like me (creeped out by anything with more than 4 legs.) I wasn’t sure what they were or what the hype was about so recently I decided it may be time to introduce my son to them…We are really loving our HEXBUG and trying to decide on which ones to get next. I’m so glad we finally hopped on the HEXBUG train and will definitely keep you posted on the others we try out.

Read the full review at Parent Palace.

HEXBUG Larva and Scarab reviewed by One Mom’s Moxie

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

One Mom’s Moxie recently reviewed the HEXBUG Larva and Scarab:

I received the Scarab and the Larva and have had fun with them since! TheLarva was a little surprising on how much fun it actually is. Looking at it you wouldn’t think that it would do much, but looks can be deceiving. The Larva scoots around but has a sensor on the front so whenever it senses something in front of it then it will change it’s direction. Now if you have cats I highly recommend showing them the Larva and watch their reaction to it. My whole family, Grandma and Grandpa included, have got a kick out of watching the Larva scoot around as well as watch my cats with it.

Read the full post and get information on a review at One Mom’s Moxie.

Scarab Review

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The HEXBUG Scarab has been reviewed at Have Sippy Will Travel’s blog:

It will skitter and run around, and when met with an obstacle it moves with such speed it actually bounces about and find a different route. Like most HexBugs, it is well built and fun to just watch jet around. Also, it interacts with other HexBugs in interesting ways. I am partial to the larva, so it is always interesting to see the larva ‘play’ with new HexBugs.

Read the full review at Have Sippy Will Travel.