Animal ScrambleFrom CES 2008, we take a first look at Animal Scramble, an interactive and educational toy for children that works by using RFID.
[ music ] ^M00:00:02 [ background music ] >> Hi I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com here at CES 2008, consumer electronics nirvana for both big kids and little kids. The future for children is RFID equipped toys, if not RFID equipped children. That's coming. But first we have Animal Scramble. It's a twenty dollar toy that should be available in September. There is an RFID chip here in this little giraffe, and then a receiver in each of these little animals. And the premise is pretty simple. You turn this on, and it gives you audible instructions. Now the idea is that it will be interactive and educational for children. So it might tell them for example to find the tiger, or ask them what animal has wings, or ask them E is for elephant, or make a monkey sound. So basically they just put the giraffe over the correct animal, and it times them so you can have a nice little competitive element. Again, this is for three to five year old children, so you definitely want to make sure that they are racing each other as soon as possible. Again, this is Animal Scramble. [ background music ] I found it probably a little more fun than I should have. It will be available once again in September. At CES 2008 I'm Molly Wood for CNET TV. ^M00:01:05 [ music ]