4NEU The new robotic dog from Spin Master that looks like a Dalmatian puppy. To date it is the most advanced robo-dog that there’s been. Zoomer is fully articulated and interactive, and best of all while looking and acting like a real puppy, Zoomer is mess free. No trips to the vets or walks every day, no toilet training, completely hypoallergenic and no responsibility.

With its fully articulated limbs Zoomer has a full range of motion, and with its ‘ball paws’ it can be used on any surface. It can also act and move just like a real playful puppy, wagging its tail, rolling around and crouching. Its LED eyes can track movements across the room turn into hearts when “I love you” is said. Zoomer also have voice activated commands and can learn when he is played with.

How Much?

This adorable black and white dog robot is currently listed on Amazon for $119. Other versions are priced from just over $90 to $200 so you should choose carefully when you make a purchase.

5NEUWho would buy Zoomer?

Zoomer is aimed at any one 5 years and older. Although primarily aimed at younger children they also appeal to whole familes.

Things we like about Zoomer

Zoomer has around 30 trainable commands, including “here boy”, “play ball”, “speak”, “look at me”, and many more. This is great fun for children who want a pet dog but who are still too young for the responsibility of a real dog. The more that he is played with the more he will learn, he will also learn to recognize his owners.

One of the cutest features of Zoomer is that he has sensors on his belly so responds to a belly run by rolling over and showing hearts in his LED eyes. He can also play dead, when he does this he appears to fall over and his eyes become X’s. Zoomer even goes to the toilet on command, lifting his back leg and even making sounds.

Just like a real dog, if he’s left alone he will go and explore the room and find things to play with and look at.

2NEUThings we don’t like about Zoomer

First there is a Choking Hazard warning for children under 3 years.

On the downside to Zoomer is that a full charge takes 30 minutes and will only give 20-40 minutes of play time.

So if a child wants to play they will only be able to play in 20-40 minute segments rather than a long play session.

On the upside it can be charged with either a USB or AC meaning you can plug him in almost anywhere.

 

Is Zoomer worth the money?

All these technology pets seem expensive at first glance. However with all of Zoomers features and tricks he can perform the price is probably reasonable. And of course it’s cheaper than the alternative of a real dog.

1NEUWhere can I buy Zoomer?

Zoomer is available in all major toy stores and online at Amazon.

Customer reviews of Zoomer

Zoomer has been a hit with many children and adults alike. Falling in love with this interactive puppy is not too difficult.

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