Have you ever looked at your trusty iPhone and thought that the one feature it lacked was its ability to chase sticks and yap? Well fear not – Japanese toy manufacturer Bandai has the ideal solution.
The Smartpet is essentially an iPhone dock with legs, ears and a tail, which cradles your trusty iPhone and transforms it from simple smartphone to a loveable walking robotic pet, with over 100 different facial animations.
You can even take a photograph of a loved one and use their face for your iPet. We can think of no higher honour.
Naturally you can take this little iPup for a walk – and the SmartPet will sing, dance and perform a multitude of adorable tricks, using the iPhone's front-facing camera for gesture recognition.
If you fancy petting your iPhone's screen then you can order your very own Smartpet for £55. Now if you'll excuse us, we're off to patent the iCat dock, complete with condescending animations, an air of studied indifference and a life-like clawing action.
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