The Rabbit from France has hit the US!
It's called Nabaztag, the wi-fi enabled toy rabbit that changes color and moves its ears to provide real-time information about weather, traffic, stock price movements or incoming e-mail.
This little gadget connects to your wi-fi router and instanely talks back to you all the information from the Internet. You can even set it to read information from MiiWiiChat.com and know when someone has posted a comment or not. Amazing huh?
Plug Nabaztag into the wall socket, he wakes up! He connects directly to your wi-fi router.
Go to Nabaztag.com and give your Rabbit a name. Set what services you want him to receive like weather, RSS Feeds, stocks, etc and he will tell you all the information at any given time in the day or as they happen.
This isnt all, Nabaztag has an RFID reader, and various colored LED lights to give it its own personality. For example, if it is in a loud area, Nabaztag will tell you to quiet down. It's like a real Pen Pal.
An average day life of a Nabaztag - He wakes you up, tells you the Weather and News from the internet, play your requestd mp3 songs and it can also play the local and internet radio. What's more to ask for?
Nabaztag can even marry another rabbit in the Nabaztag community on Nabaztag.com. When this happens the two Rabbits are in direct sync with each other. Move one ear and its spouse will too. This lets the other owner know that you're thinking of them. This would be great for new relationships. Nabaztag can even record mesages for your children and tell if anyone is in the room or not.
According to Nabaztag.com, here are some of the features that make this little rabbit so popular:
- Talking Clock
Like a cuckoo clock, Nabaztag will speak out the time on the top of every hour.
- Taï Chi
You think that your Nabaztag is a little static ? That he needs some exercises and needs to relax his ears? Offer him some Taï-chi classes.
- Recap of the week !
Every week, your Nabaztag gives you his opinion on the week you guys spent together. Was it a noteworthy week or should we forget about it right now?!
- Nabaztag's News
All you want to know about... everything! Any news you are interested in, ask him and he'll deliver fresh infos.
- Wake-up rabbit
Just select your favourite MP3 and Nabaztag will sing it to wake you up. You can ask Nabaztag to send you to bed too!
- Weather forecast
Want the weather forecast for your area... or the other side of the world? Nabaztag can inform you, all day long, with colours blinking on his gentle tummy. Or with his nice little voice, whenever you ask. Source : CustomWeather
- Stock market
Your Nabaztag keeps an eye on market indices for you. It provides financial information with light signals, or voices them out whenever you choose. Source : Boursorama
- Nabaztag mood
Sure your Nabaztag is always there to help you, but sometimes, it will have its own random things to do or say. How long, you think, will you put up with his moods?
- Ear Talks
Every bunny bears a soul mate in his heart. Find the chosen one for your Nabaztag! When your ears move around, your mate's will react the same. Hence you can invent a language just for the two of you ...
- Email alerts
Sitting in front of the computer waiting for an email? Silly you. Get along with your life, when the messages get there, Nabaztag will warn you.
- Time for bed !
Sleepy-goodbyes ... Tell your Nabaztag to go to bed.
This is audio programs created by the people of Nabaztaland!!
- Voice messages
Leave messages for a friend or yourself
- Voice Activation
Talk to your Nabaztag/tag
- Audio Out
Mini-jack plug output allows you to plug your Nabaztag/tag to external components
Good Quality comes for Good Demand. So Nabaztag are currently selling for $165 at several online stores. It's avaliable at some stores in New York and Miami. Surprise your techie with this gift for Christmas perhaps...
What makes Nabaztag WORTH its weight is that you can create your own applications. Also since it "lives" on the internet, new features are just a download away.