Micro pet robots are all the rage these days. A new generation of micro pet robots has been launched recently. It is supposed to be more interactive and animated than ever before.
Newborn Teksta Puppy from Character Online is a super sweet and adorable baby robot. It responds to your voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds.
You could ask the Puppy to sit, walk, beg, jump and sing.
The toy comes in a small box, and requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
When you want to play, switch the power key on his tummy. It might be advisable to read the instructions as to which leg positions are correct for a jumping mode or singing mode.
It has quite a high-pitched voice, but then many puppies make the same sounds, and they don't have a switch off button. My son enjoyed playing with it, but after a while, I had to ask him to move to another room, as I found the barking too
Pros: it is an absolutely cute and small toy, so can be easily carried around; it has a cool modern design.
Cons: not as interactive as you'd like it to be; not the most pleasant voice, and its ears seem to have a life of their own, and keep falling off.
The toy is suitable for children aged 3+, but with its ears falling off you need to make sure there are no babies or toddlers around who might be tempted to put the fallen bits in their mouth.
This toy might make a lovely present for a techie-minded child.
If you are a cat-person, there is also a Teksta Newborn Kitten available at The Character online.
Disclosure: we received the toy for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are Eddie's and mine.