Wowwee http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/reviews en-GB Toy Fair 2011 – Paper Jamz Pro rocks out new guitars and mics http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/toy-fair-2011-%E2%80%93-paper-jamz-pro-rocks-out-new-guitars-and-mics/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Paper Jamz guitar is back, and better equipped for – drum roll, please – shredding. Thank you, we’re here all week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="448" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WowWee_Paper_Jamz_Pro_1.jpg?1364402191" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="587" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WowWee_Paper_Jamz_Pro_Microphone_1.jpg?1364402191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Paper Jamz guitars are back with three new models (as seen in our pic) and loads more features. As well as notes and chords, the skinny axes are MP3 compatible, have whammy bars and accelerometers for shaking out a vibrato note à la rock diva.</p> <p>You can also download new guitar sounds to your Paper Jamz Pro (as the new stringless instruments like to be called), while it comes with a tune bundled for the £45 asking price.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/events/news-nugget/toy-fair-2011-%E2%80%93-paper-jamz-pro-rocks-out-new-guitars-and-mics </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/toy-fair-2011-%E2%80%93-paper-jamz-pro-rocks-out-new-guitars-and-mics/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/toy-fair-2011-%E2%80%93-paper-jamz-pro-rocks-out-new-guitars-and-mics/news#comments Wowwee Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:37:28 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 415472 at http://www.stuff.tv WowWee Roboscooper tidies up for you http://www.stuff.tv/roboscooper/wowwee-roboscooper-tidies-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roombas are great, but they don&#039;t have arms, do they? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/192640515mn_0.jpg?1364403920" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news for lazy robot-lovers out there – the WowWee Roboscooper has arrived!</p> <p>The lovechild of Robosapien and <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Big-Trak-returns-from-pre-programmed-trip-to-the-80s/13967/" target="_blank">Big Trak</a>, Roboscooper roams around looking for things to pick up and load up on his wagon.</p> <p>You can choose from two modes – in auto he'll grab and load up whatever he sees; in manual mode you have full driving control and can attempt tricky pickups while humming the Bob the Builder theme tune to yourself.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/wowwee-roboscooper-tidies-up-for-you </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roboscooper/wowwee-roboscooper-tidies-you/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/roboscooper/wowwee-roboscooper-tidies-you/news#comments Roboscooper Wowwee Mon, 02 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14861 at http://www.stuff.tv Wowwee Robopanda http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-robopanda/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Primary school gadgeteers will love this plush mechano-bear, but does it do enough to amuse older robot fans? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/41cWzI6o47L_0.jpg?1364300115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content with revolutionising the world of robotics, WowWee has solved the problem of Chi-Chi the panda refusing to mate by producing a mechanical version.</p> <p>Robopanda has whisper-quiet motors and doesn't require a remote - the only way you can interact with him is by stroking its touch-sensitive 'skin'. </p> <p>Touch me, tease me</p> <p>'Touch my head for a story,' says Robo-panda. So we do, and are regaled with an anecdote about a monkey. It's hardly Proust.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A fun toy, though mainly for younger gadget fans. Great for playing drinking games with, but not as cool as, say, a Dalek </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/wowwee-robopanda </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-robopanda/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-robopanda/review#comments Geek accessories Robopanda Wowwee Mon, 05 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8382 at http://www.stuff.tv Wowwee Roboquad http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-roboquad/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s cheaper than a designer cat and doesn&#039;t require a litter tray - but is WowWee&#039;s Roboquad any fun to mercilessly tease with a scrunched up newspaper? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/418022_0.jpg?1364300115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>First impressions of Roboquad are good. Its four spider-like legs are jointed in such a way that they can spin round 360 degrees, an idea that came from the creator's days as a NASA scientist designing Mars probes. The advantage of the demonic legs is that they can be used as pincers or to propel it over uneven ground. </p> <p>Calling Professor Pillinger…</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The freakish looks are cool but Roboquad is frustrating to use: it doesn't react fast enough and the functions aren't that impressive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/wowwee-roboquad </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-roboquad/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee-roboquad/review#comments Geek accessories Roboquad Wowwee Fri, 02 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8380 at http://www.stuff.tv Wowwee Roboreptile http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/wowwee-roboreptile/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The makers of Robosapien have churned out another prehistoric animal for playtime. Careful, though – this one’s a vicious little ankle-biter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="768" height="576" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WowWee_Roboreptile_with_Mini_RoboReptile_Combo_PacksczDetail_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever since Robosapien stormed Christmas 2004 its manufacturer, Wowwee, hasn't been able to stop making robots.</p> <p>The humanoid has since been updated twice, with extra buddies Robopet and Roboreptile quickly following. Now, he's got a brat of a little brother in the form of Roboreptile.</p> <p>Get yourself a family of robopets<br />The Wowwee clan has never been about Sony AIBO levels of sophistication – its robots are affordable, performing monkeys with no ability to learn – and Roboreptile is no different.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robots are supposed to be helpful or entertaining. Roboreptile, with his limited movements and irate demeanour, is just unpleasant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/wowwee-roboreptile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/wowwee-roboreptile/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/wowwee/wowwee-roboreptile/review#comments Geek accessories Roboreptile Wowwee Mon, 13 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3408 at http://www.stuff.tv