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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.

More after the break ..

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 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 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.

HEXBUG #1 in Wyoming Tribune’s Top Toy List for 2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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.

The perfect stocking filler for the men in your life!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Feature in Nov / Dec 2009 issue of Department Store Buyer in the UK

“Are you looking for stocking fillers for the teenage and adult male market?  Something that is fun, unique and great value?  Then look no further than HEXBUGS, the range of 4 robotic insects”

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Ideas For When You’ve Run Out of Ideas

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 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.