Toy Review – Hexbug Aquabot 2.0
New Toys for Christmas 2014:
The Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 is a different kind of robotic toy – one that comes to life when placed in the water. It swims, dives, changes directions and lights up. This robotic fish is powered by Smart Fish Technology and boasts an automatic on and off sensor.
Who Is This For?
The Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 robotic fish will definitely appeal to little boys and girls alike, and parents will gladly choose this toy over other types of robotic toys because of its non-violent nature.
3 and up. Small parts make this a choking hazard for kids under 3.
Things We Like
As mentioned earlier, the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 holds an appeal for boys and girls alike. More often than not, robots target the male population, but with this robotic fish, even the fairer sex will definitely be drawn to it.
The Smart Fish technology that the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 robotic fish uses enables it to do what other robotic toys cannot do. At the top of the list is how it is automatically activated once it is submerged in water. There are no switches or buttons to push to turn it on. Just put it in a fish tank or fish bowl, and it will start swimming and diving. Just to show you how smart this fish can be, it can also change directions on its own.
The Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 robotic fish is attractive, too. Whether you choose the Angelfish or the Hammerhead Shark variety, you can have your pick from ten translucent colors. The translucent nature of these fish make them even more striking once they light up, thanks to the pulsing LED light that glows from within.
Now let us talk about the Wake Me sensor. This is a feature that is not present in the previous Hexbug Aquabot version. After five minutes of inactivity the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 will automatically go into sleep mode. The Wake Me sensor wakes it from sleep mode with a simple tap on the fishbowl or fish tank. It can also be activated by running your fingers through the water. The movement will automatically wake the fish up.
Things We Don’t Like
Honestly, we could not think of anything we don’t care for about with this aquatic robot toy.
The Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 robotic fish costs $21.99 each. It costs slightly more if the fish comes in its own fishbowl.
There is no information currently available about warranty coverage or product guarantees for the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0.
Is It Worth The Money?
With the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0, you have a toy robot and a pet fish, all rolled into one no-mess, fun, and colorful package! Parents and kids alike love this toy.
Where Can I Buy?
You can go directly to Hexbug to have your own Aquabot 2.0 robotic toy. But you can also head over to the many online toy merchants and stores, including Amazon.
Be smart and get this smart fish for your pet! The Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 robotic fish is one fish that is worth keeping.