When I was asked if I wanted to check out the HEXBUG Nano at first I thought “eww robots that are like bugs?” but when I saw them they are actually kinda cute. Plus the fact that they are tiny little robots is interesting.
HEXBUG Nano micro robotic creature are available at Toys “R” Us and RadioShack stores nationwide for an MSRP of $7.99. Powered by a tiny motor, and 12 fixed, angular legs, the industrious critter quickly masters complex mazes using the physics of vibration to speed around on smooth surfaces, seeking a way to escape.
Possessing an uncanny sense of balance, the HEXBUG Nano can even flip to its feet and zoom forward when turned on its back! When coming into contact with an object in its path, the energetic insect will switch directions and scurry away on a new path due to its persistent random behavior.
What is more, each HEXBUG Nano is assigned a unique serial number and point value system that owners can use to register their Nano online, earn points by answering quiz questions about great scientists in history, achieve levels in an online game that requires players to use scientific principles to build their own virtual Nano, and hunt for rare creatures with the highest point values.
It’s tiny, obedient and intelligent- a welcome change to some of the distant relatives you’ll be visiting with over the holidays! Available in purple, red, blue, green and orange, the HEXBUG Nano retails for $7.99 and can be found at ToysRUs and RadioShack stores as well as www.hexbug.com/nano.
A product was received for review.