Product Review – Zoomer

Zoomer is the new robotic dog from Spin Master                                                     BeFunky_download (2).png
that looks like a Dalmatian puppy. To date it
is the most advanced robo-dog that there’s been.
Zoomer is fully articulated and interactive, and
best of all while looking and acting like a real
puppy, Zoomer is mess free. No trips to the vets
or walks every day, no toilet training, completely
hypoallergenic and no responsibility.With its fully
articulated limbs Zoomer has a full range of motion,
and with its ‘ball paws’ it can be used on any surface.
It can also act and move just like a real playful puppy,
wagging its tail, rolling around and crouching. Its LED
eyes can track movements across the room turn into hearts
when “I love you” is said. Zoomer also have voice activated
commands and can learn when he is played with.

How Much?

This adorable dog robot is due to be released in August and will retail for around $100.

Who would buy Zoomer?

Zoomer is aimed at any one 5 years and older. Although primarily aimed at younger children they also appeal to whole familes.

Things we like about Zoomer

When Zoomer is released it should have around 30 trainable commands, including “here boy”, “play ball”, “speak”, “look at me”, and many more. This is great fun for children who want a pet dog but who are still too young for the responsibility of a real dog. The more that he is played with the more he will learn, he will also learn to recognize his owners.One of the cutest features of Zoomer is that he has sensors on his belly so responds to a belly run by rolling over and showing hearts in his LED eyes. He can also play dead, when he does this he appears to fall over and his eyes become X’s. Zoomer even goes to the toilet on command, lifting his back leg and even making sounds.Just like a real dog, if he’s left alone he will go and explore the room and find things to play with and look at.

Things we don’t like about Zoomer

One downside to Zoomer is that a full charge, that takes 30 minutes, will only give 20-40 minutes of play time. So if a child wants to play they will only be able to play in 20-40 minute segments rather than a long play session. On the upside it can be charged with either a USB or AC meaning you can plug him in almost anywhere.

Guarantee?

As yet there is no information on whether Zoomer will come with a guarantee or not.

Is Zoomer worth the money?

Although $100 may seem expensive at first glance, with all of Zoomers features and tricks the price isn’t as bad as it first seems. It’s also much cheaper than the alternative of a real dog.

Where can I buy Zoomer?

Zoomer will be available in all major toy stores and on Amazon from around August.

Customer reviews of Zoomer

As Zoomer hasn’t been released yet there are no reviews from actual owners. However when displayed at the New York Toy Fair children and adults alike were falling in love with this interactive puppy.

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