Tux Droid. Forget yer RoboBoring, this is the real geek deal peeps. Linux compatible only (haha, no fun for us Windows muppets), wireless fed, text to speech enabled, programmable robot doohickey that flaps and twirls, reads your email to you, tells the time, streams Internet radio, is a motion sensing alarm, provides VoIP phone services and generally does everything except call your Mom and tell her she looks lovely today. It’s all done via 2.4GHz wireless, a shed load of sensors and some clever hackable Open Source code. £89.95 ($183.40)
Basically Tux Droid is a felt-covered desktop companion that utilises wireless technology to fetch information from the wonderful web and convey it to you in various charming ways. His accompanying USB fish transmitter (no, really!) beams info to him anywhere in the house, so he can alert you to incoming emails in the kitchen, RSS feeds in the front room, weather reports in the bathroom or breaking news in the bedroom. And he can do it by dancing, spinning, flapping or flashing – it’s up to you. Simply get busy with the customisable (is that a word?) software. The possibilities are endless.