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Violet Nabaztag/tag – The second first wireless rabbit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

In Uncategorized on Sunday 8th November, 2009 by Guy

Picture yourself at home. In a corner of the room, on a coffee table, a shelf or a desk, a pretty little white Rabbit, knee-high to a grasshopper, has made his abode. He says nothing, just sits there unobtrusively, silently flashing funny little luminous animations on his tummy. You glance at Nabaztag and, through the color of his lights, effortlessly discover that the FTSE is down but that tomorrow’s weather is sunny.

Suddenly, your Nabaztag comes alive and begins talking and moving his ears. He tells you that the important e-mail you were expecting has just arrived, he reads out breaking news from the Times website like you asked him to, or he breaks into “I just Called to Say I Love You”, a musical declaration of love sent by a special someone. Or perhaps Nabaztag is just enjoying a few relaxing Tai Chi exercises.

That’s Nabaztag: a companion who is often discreet (but loud when he has to be), adaptable and versatile; in turn useful, funny and poetic, or all of these at once. A magical presence in your real world.

Nabaztag isn’t only a Rabbit. He’s also a new kind of technological object.

Nabaztag has just one wire, for electrical power. But his true umbilical cord is cordless: he connects to the Internet through a broadband connection and Wi-Fi Access Point. He can function even when your computer is off.

Adopt a Rabbit, set him up in your home.

Nabaztag lives his quiet life, while continually monitoring the internet to provide the services you have requested, accomplish the missions you have assigned, give you real-time info and transmit messages from your friends. He’s usually tame, but occasionally voices his own opinions and moods.

Best of all, because Nabaztag feeds on the Internet and because the Internet is boundless, there are no limits to what he can do or could do tomorrow.

Soon, every Thing will be connected to the Internet. It might be a good idea to start with a Rabbit.

Nabaztag, the world’s first smart rabbit

That rabbit is very cute, right? But the description is just bizarre! I’m not sure I want to buy anything from the people who wrote that description and then thought it’s OK to put it on Amazon. [And indeed, the customer reviews for the rabbit are less poetic than the description, but to compensate are much. much angrier].

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