Toy Review – Ozobot
New Toys for Christmas 2014:
Ozobot is a tiny robot, measuring 1 inch in height and diameter, which comes with a photo sensor array for recognizing patterns, lights, colors, and codes. It also has auto-detection functionality for physical and
digital playing surfaces, and color sensing technology.
Who Is This for?
People can spend hours and hours playing their favorite mobile games. This is especially true for avid gamers. However, a bit of monotony can be unavoidable, unless you have Ozobot. The Ozobot offers a different – and undeniably fun – way of playing, and its array of features makes it the perfect gaming companion for gamers of all ages, experience, and skill levels.
8 and up.
Things We Like
The diminutive size of the Ozobot is one of the many things we like about it. At only 1 inch height and diameter, it looks tiny, but it sure packs a lot of features and capabilities into its compact package.
The Ozobot can automatically detect the playing surface, whether it’s a physical surface or a digital surface. Therefore, it can work not only on the LCD of a tablet, it can also work just as well on top of a drawing paper laid out on top of a flat surface!
But what is truly impressive, other than its versatility when it comes to playing surfaces, is how seamless the transition is when it moves from a digital surface to a physical surface, or vice versa.
In fact, the Ozobot is so smart, it can understand and respond to more than a thousand sets of instructions. We already think it rocks, for the simple reason that it can track lines, patterns, and even lights and colors, using its photo sensor array. But the color sensing technology, which causes it to react and respond to colors, makes it even more irresistible. It would come as no surprise at all should gamers now require an Ozobot whenever they play.
Things We Don’t Like
The 40-minute battery life may be quite short for some gamers, especially the hardcore ones who spend hours and hours playing their favorite games. The charge time, which takes 40 minutes to charge it up to 100%, is quite a long wait, especially when you consider that, at full charge, it can only operate continuously for 40 minutes. Many would say that its “Quick Charge” function is not so quick, after all.
The Ozobot, including four apps, will be available for $59.95, and available in two colors: Snow White and Titanium Black.
At the moment, there are still no announcements on applicable product warranties and guarantee for Ozobot.
Is It Worth The Money?
At $59.95, Ozobot is definitely worth the money, especially when you take into account its many features and how it makes the whole playing experience even more interactive and pleasurable.
Where Can I Buy?
The Ozobot is sure to be available at the official site, as well as other online merchant sites including, but not limited to, Amazon.
In order to make the most of your gaming or playing experience, having the Ozobot on hand certainly won’t hurt at all!