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  • Hands-on: WowWee MiP balancing robot review (video)
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    Hands-on: WowWee MiP balancing robot review (video)

    By 22 January 2014

    The WowWee MiP is the latest robot from the makers of the Robosapien and this time comes with two wheels to whizz around your living room, listening to your commands or instructions. We caught up with the new robot to have a play at the London Toy Fair....

  • Wowwee MiP balancing robot wants to be your gesture-controlled friend
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    Wowwee MiP balancing robot wants to be your gesture-controlled friend

    By 21 January 2014

    MiP is the balancing robot that zips about on two wheels doing the bidding of your every gesture. It can also carry its own weight and fight other robots. MiP uses two wheels with intelligent balancing to get around. You can either control it using your...

  • ArtSee Studio turns your iPad into a kids' drawing desk
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    ArtSee Studio turns your iPad into a kids' drawing desk

    By 15 February 2013

    We had Etch A Sketch as kids, today children have iPads, and hoping to take advantage of that is WowWee, which has created the ArtSee Studio. Put simply, the ArtSee Studio  is a bolt-on accessory for the iPad that allows kids to create interactive art...

  • BotSee wants to be your kid's iPad friend
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    BotSee wants to be your kid's iPad friend

    By 15 February 2013

    WowWee is hoping to entice 3-year-olds who already have access to a tablet into using an intelligent stand that promises to make learning fun. Called BotSee, the new interactive buddy offers to teach shapes, colours and numbers through an iPad and Android...

  • Robosapien returns, this time with iOS and Android app control
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    Robosapien returns, this time with iOS and Android app control

    By 15 February 2013

    Robosapien has been brought out of retirement and is heading back to shops in time for Christmas, this time with a new iOS and Android app allowing you to control all the action from your phone or tablet. The new model, now dubbed Robosapien X, is the...

  • ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO
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    ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO

    By 15 February 2013

    WowWee has announced the launch of an undead robot called the ZombieBot, debuting the new creation at the New York Toy Fair this week. If you are reading this, chances are you like two things in life; zombies and robots. Realising that there are plenty...

  • WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home
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    WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home

    By 13 February 2013

    WowWee is to launch a new robot this year called the RoboMe, a robot that allows you to give it some personality by plugging in your iPhone or iPod touch to double as the face. The new toy, which is expected some time over the summer, will work perfectly...

  • WowWee reinvents a classic with Monster Marbles
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    WowWee reinvents a classic with Monster Marbles

    By 27 January 2012

    Okay, so there's no gadget-based wizardry involved and the closest they get to consumer electronics is that they share a name with a giant in the world of cables, but WowWee's Monster Marbles invoke the kind of reminiscence you don't get from a Nespresso...

  • Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who
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    Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who

    By 25 January 2012

    Character Options, the company behind many licensed toys including the Doctor Who and Wembley Stadium Character Building brick sets, Angry Birds catapult and Android plush, is to bring WowWee's AppGear to the UK, a new range of augmented reality games...

  • Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns
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    Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns

    By 6 July 2011

    Remember Laser Quest, or if you’re even geekier Photon? Well the youth of today will get their chance to have the same memories you once had thanks to WowWee, the company behind Paper Jamz and Robosapiens. It’s about to launch a new laser based game...

  • Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on
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    Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on

    By 2 February 2011

    After a meagre outing last time around, Wild Planet and WowWee's Electronic Test Tube Aliens are back, and this time they're even more evil. They want to enslave the human race, and kids are encouraged to interrogate them to find out the details of their...

  • Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on
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    Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on

    By 2 February 2011

    WowWee's Paper Jamz range of toy guitars were a major success in the back end of 2010. Not too expensive, they allowed wannabe rockstars the chance to strum along to some choons, without the need for the intricate gamer skillset or console equipment required...

  • Paper Jamz review
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    Paper Jamz review

    By 23 August 2010

    There used to be a time when you could get away strumming your heart out to an air guitar to get you through a bored weekend, but today's punk rock kids want something gadgety. In steps the Paper Jamz guitar, a string-less, paper replica of a guitar...

  • Paper Jamz amps and drums bring the noise
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    Paper Jamz amps and drums bring the noise

    By 7 July 2010

    We've already found out about Paper Jamz, a range of cardboard electronic guitars that are likely to be one of the top gadget toys come Christmas, but now WowWee, the company behind them, is ready to unleash the fury of Paper Jamz Drums and a range of...

  • WowWee Alive Perfect Puppy: The cutest robot dog you'll see this year
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    WowWee Alive Perfect Puppy: The cutest robot dog you'll see this year

    By 6 July 2010

    The WowWee Alive Perfect Puppy from robot creators that brought us the Robosapien, is just as you would imagine a perfect puppy to be; all love and little else. Due out later in the year costing £100, the black and white or beige pooches will promise...

  • Cinemin Swivel's UK price drops
    Home Cinema

    Cinemin Swivel's UK price drops

    By 5 August 2009

    We're not sure if the recent launch of a certain camera-pico-projector combo has prompted this change or not, but before it's even launched in the UK, WowWee's Cinemin Swivel has seen a price cut. When announced for the UK market back in June, after a...

  • Wowwee Cinemin Swivel gets UK launch
    Home Cinema

    Wowwee Cinemin Swivel gets UK launch

    By 1 June 2009

    The first of Wowwee's iPod-compatible multimedia pico projectors powered by Texas Instruments' DLP Technology has been announced for launch in the UK. A CES launch from earlier this year, the Cinemin "Swivel" pico projector will go on sale in the UK in...

  • WowWee Spyball for those spying moments
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    WowWee Spyball for those spying moments

    By 8 January 2009

    Wowwee has launched a competitor to Sony's Rolly - the Spyball - at CES in Las Vegas. The new ball shaped robot is a remote controlled, Wi-Fi enabled, transforming robotic ball that you could use to spy on people around your house. The Spyball spy-cam...

  • WowWee Joebot robot
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    WowWee Joebot robot

    By 8 January 2009

    WowWee's latest robot has been announced at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint has a photo gallery of our hands on with the new robot bi-ped. The Joebot robot is described as a walking, talking interactive buddy with a sense of humour and rhythm. With voice...

  • WowWee to launch pico projectors at CES
    Gadgets

    WowWee to launch pico projectors at CES

    By 7 January 2009

    WowWee has announced its newest line of innovations scheduled for release this year. As well as the company's more usual robotic offerings, it's also introducing a new category of iPod-compatible multimedia pico projectors powered by Texas Instruments'...

  • WowWee's CES launches revealed
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    WowWee's CES launches revealed

    By 7 January 2009

    WowWee has revealed its new products for 2009 that it will show off at this year's CES show and there's plenty there for robo-fans. The Spyball spy-cam is a remote controlled, Wi-Fi enabled, transforming robotic ball that can capture video and still images...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

    By 19 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's...

  • Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950
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    Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950

    By 18 December 2008

    Got a spare grand kicking around to splash on a swanky handset? No, us neither, but there are folk out there who might like to know that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is on sale in the UK now for a shade under that. Online retailer eXpansys is offering the...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

    By 5 December 2008

    Today's Christmas bargain takes the form of an 8GB iPod nano that's offered for a shade under £70. One of eXpansys' one-day special offers, the price drop is only available between 11am and 4pm today - and only via the links below - so you'll need to...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio

    By 1 December 2008

    In the first of our Credit Crunch Christmas gift suggestions, we are bringing you news of an offer from online retailer eXpansys that sees £55 off the cost of a WowWee Rovio mobile Wi-Fi webcam robot. However, you'll have to be quick smart about it if...