Well, I am sure if you are a computer
user, you have heard of the imac. Apple Computer's product that took the
computer world by storm. Well, the imac inspired a couple of knock off
computers that were incredibly similar to the imac.
Along with the computers, an
incredible amount of other translucent items have come along. Some of them
include the iSub ( a sub woofer), the iEar ( a mini radio), the iVac
( a handheld vacuum cleaner) and the list goes on and on. Heck! Somebody
even customized an iMac and put it up for auction on Ebay. What did they
call it? The PikaMac! I'm not kidding. Click HERE if ya wanna see the specs
Now there are several toys that
have jumped on the imac bandwagon and been produced with translucent colors.
This is one of them. The i.dog.
I thought this wasn't a bootleg
toy. But according to Tristan Kirkpatrick, this sucker sure does seem to
be based on the Sony autonomous robot dog called the Aibo. i.dog also takes
its cue from the iMac. So I guess we have a toy that has managed to rip
off Sony and Apple all in one fell swoop. As a matter of fact, i.dog comes
in several different flavors just like the iMac. Other colors I have seen
i.dog come in are lime, tangerine and strawberry.
What are the specs on i.dog?
Well, i.dog measures about 5 inches tall and five inches long. i.dog is
controlled by a wired remote control (also produced in translucent colors).
The remote control allows you to make i.dog bark and light up a light that
is in his head. i.dog also wags his tail as he walks.
i.dog is produced by a company
called wailam that is based in Hong Kong. No, I wasn't fixed up with i.dog
by somebody in Hong Kong. It's just that all the company info is on this
I personally got a kick out of
this toy when I saw it. So I just had to pick it up to show it to you.
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