Indulge your narcissism with a Mini-Me bot
Wait, don't just burn that extra money; pay someone two G's to make a robotic Mini-Me.
Oh come on, admit it: you've always craved a tiny robot duplicate of yourself. That's not at all creepy.
Fortunately, a Japanese company, Little Island, is ready to accommodate your narcissistic tendencies. And while you can't use it as an evil robot minion, you can order it around and use it to read your RSS feeds and make VoIP calls.
Yep, not only does it respond to voice commands (something my kids aren't all that great at), it will talk to you in a synthesized version of your voice.
Should you decide to order one, your small wonder will measure about 40cm tall. It has an AC adapter and LAN cables sprouting from its rear end (we've all been there, haven't we?), and an 80GB hard drive. According to the specs, it also runs Windows XP, but without a screen or keyboard.
Honestly, this robot simulacrum is more like the result of a drunken one-night stand between a Cabbage Patch Kid and a PDA than being like, you know, robotty.
The pint-size reproduction will set you back about 2 grand, which, when you think about it, is an awful lot of money to spend to play with yourself.
(Via Engadget )