There's another blogger here on Crave who is trying to convince all our readers that I am unhealthily obsessed with penguins. Not true. Yes, I think they're cute. Yes, I think the occasional penguin gadget is kind of cool. But come on, Mike. First, it's not an obsession. And second, the market has become so saturated with the penguin motif that I'm ready to say: I'm over it.
We normally don't go out of our way to post items on animal speakers, but penguins have become an exception on Crave. (Thanks to fellow Craver Caroline McCarthy, not us, for the record.)
Crave has been rather proud of being the only gadget blog on the planet that hasn't posted an item on the "i-Dog" or its offshoots. But out of respect for esteemed colleague Caroline McCarthy and her obsession with arctic waterfowl (however unhealthy that may be), we herewith make an exception.
Hasbro's "i-Cy" penguin, according to Chip Chick, not only waddles and flaps its wings to the beat of your music but also "communicates his moods to you through movement, musical riffs and blinking light patterns." It sounds as if Disco Duck may … Read more
Here's a bright idea that we found on The Gadgets Weblog: if people can't figure out how to conserve energy, maybe showing pictures of cute animals conserving energy would help them get the idea. Indeed, it's being implemented in an ad campaign by a French electricity company--see, the penguin is turning off a computer, and the meerkats are installing solar panels on the roof! As you may know already, I have a thing for penguins, so of course I think this is a cool idea. And seriously, how cute are those meerkats? (Bigger versions of all the … Read more
I think I've already made it clear on this blog that I like penguins. I was probably the only Craver who was pumped to hear that "Happy Feet" had beaten out "Casino Royale" at the box office, and despite what people may tell you, that wasn't because I bought out several theaters' worth of tickets. (I haven't seen the movie yet. I was busy with the Wii launch.) I was even more pumped to see that ChipChick featured these fuzzy penguin-shaped portable speakers that not only play your iPod or DVD player's … Read more
Did you cry during "March of the Penguins?" (I heard a rumor that fellow Crave expert Mike Yamamoto did.)
Are you into the idea of cute light-up electronic animals, but are kind of creeped out by the "smart" Nabaztag bunny?
Do you think the Nabaztag bunny would've been a little cooler if it were, say, a penguin?
Sadly, there isn't a "smart penguin&… Read more