WowWee TribotFrom CES 2008, Tom Merritt takes a look at the WoWee Tribot, the successor to the Robosapien.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hey I'm Tom Merritt, Editor from CNET.com here at CES 2008 joined by my co-host the WowWee Tribot. >> It's a false alarm. >> No it's not a false alarm. >> Yes it is. >> He's sort of a hog actually. He is the successor to the Robosapien. He's got a whole bunch of cool functions; object avoidance built right in; takes 8 AA batteries to power him; and then 3 AAA batteries to power the remote. This will kind of give you an idea of what he does. Here are the controls for moving him around; this will be a program button here, and then there's four other modes you can put him in down here. The demo just kind of puts him through his paces, shows you what he can do; you've also got a few games that he can play. There's a mine field where you can't see the mines but he'll help you out, tell you how you're doing, that sort of thing. There's a guard function where you can put him out there and if anything comes toward him, he'll blow his top, make a siren noise, let you know somebody's there and then there's the alarm function as well. Now this is the best one for me actually because you can set him by patting him on the head for how many hours you want to sleep before the alarm goes off, and then when he does go off with the alarm, he will take off and you'll have to chase him across the room to stop him. So it's going to get you out of bed. They've got about 10 minutes of audio in here so it will not be repeating the same things over and over. He's kind of getting bored right now, I think. So anyway he is the WowWee Tribot, he'll be available for 99 dollars starting in the summer. At CES 2008 I'm Tom Merritt.