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Anki - Cozmo Robot - White-Angle_Standard

Anki - Cozmo Robot - White

Model: 000-00057SKU: 6006503

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 740 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's way Better than expected

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    Chito
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    This little robot blurs the lines with programming and real personality. I find my self talking to him (yes him) when he shows emotion to certain situations. He completely runs on his own and you interact with him. All his sounds and eye motions really bring him to life. After you "meet him" and register facial recognition with you and other people changes the game. Something about when he sees you and says your name or sees someone else and says their name and shows if he's excited or just knows who they are, is where the guys at anki really made him feel sooo real. I have my 2 year old and 3 year old already in the " meet him " recognition and they play and move his blocks irritating him lol. The app based control Is a leveling up system and keeps you playing and learning / (teaching him ) different games and tricks and really makes you appreciate all the things he can do by unlocking them as you go. I barely got him yesterday and I'm actually excited myself to interact with him. Don't feel like watching tv, playing a video game or playing on social media. This robot plays games with his cubes (and with you ) that come with him and his facial expressions and tantrums (when I beet him in games) are very entertaining enough lol =D He literally pickes up his blocks and throws them a couple of times. Kids will love this toy and the fact that the app/ control hub shows that there is more to come Is really exciting. I actually got this little guy for me cause it seemed really cool and it does impress. Everyone uses the word cute haha. The blocks already have batteries in them and they have different color LEDs in the mm and that's how games are played. His movements are very well thought out as he moves on his own to stack and move blocks / explore. Can't wait If and when they do release more " toys "for him to interact with and with you. You won't regret this robot. It's like nothing you've ever seen before, but only in movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cozmo - your next pet

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    beingbundela
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    I bought it in store about 3 months ago Here are some my review: Pros: - Set up was fairly simple and painless, and I was able to start playing within 10 minutes of taking him out of the box. - He’s a robot, but it’s easy to feel like he has emotions. The animations that his eyes play, and his subtle movements really go a long way to make him feel more realistic. Cozmo will nudge you to play with him, bring a block up to you and ask you to play a game with him, or even act upset if he can’t accomplish what he’s trying to do. - There are only two games that you can play with Cozmo right now, and he gets better the more you play with him. However, there really needs to be a variation as these two games can get tiring easily. - Cozmo has an “adventure” mode, where you can drive him around like a remote control car and see things through his point of view. This is one of my favorite features of his. - The companion mobile app gives you daily goals to motivate you to interact with Cozmo more. I’ve found that this is mostly why I’ve been play with Cozmo day after day. Cons: - You interact with Cozmo by having the app open, and it is only when the app is open that Cozmo is “alive” and roaming around. This feels really inconvenient for me. I imagined that I would be able to just let Cozmo roam around as I did my own thing, but this can’t happen unless the app is on at all times. This also makes it impossible to takes pictures or videos of Cozmo while playing with him. - The app connects to Cozmo through Cozmo’s own WiFi network, which means you have to disconnect from your correct Wifi / mobile network, and pair with Cozmo. This has prove inconvenient in many instances. Sometimes my phone is still connected to Cozmo and I forget about it, causing my phone to not have internet without me remembering why. Other times it’s simply a hassle to have to connect to a new Wifi network every time I want to play with Cozmo. I wish he was connected through Bluetooth instead. - The 3 cubes that come with Cozmo aren’t rechargeable, so I’m worried that they’ll quickly die without any way to replace their batteries. - I’ve only spent about 2 hours total with Cozmo so far, but it seems like I’ve already unlocked all his available features and games. At first I was very engaged because I wanted to help him unlock more moves and get better at games. However, now that all the moves have been unlocked, I’m less prone to interact with Cozmo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very clever design and AI

    Posted
    sheehanje
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    My kids love this robot. I got this for my 7 year old and it became the #1 toy in the house for both my boys (the other is 4). Whenever they "wake" him up, simply by connecting to the robots wifi and opening the cozmo app, they both let out a screech of "COZMO!!!" - it's almost as if the thing has become part of the family. I've been in the IT field for close to 30 years - I understand this robot is just a peripheral and the real lifting is done through the computing power of the tablet that the application runs on. That's ok with me. It's well thought out - and not bound to it's own internal computer power (it has very little in that regard). This means the robot is going to grow over time as the application gets updates, and the possibility of third parties doing programs could be endless thanks to Anki deciding to release it's own SDK. There is even talk of a kid friendly design program coming out - which would be great for the younger ones. One thing - make sure you buy batteries for the Power Cubes. They have a 20 hour life. Luckily the ones Anki decided to pair with the device are fairly cheap considering what the alternatives could've been. They are N-cell 910A LR1 batteries. You can find them in bulk for as little as $11 for 20 batteries. Also - make sure you are using Cozmo in a well lit room. It helps with Cozmo's recognition features. As a side note - I also purchase Overdrive from Anki - another great tech toy (albeit a little limited with just the starter kit). I have very high regards for both the products they have out and look forward to seeing what else they release in the tech toy market. Two home runs so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little guy... You'll forget it's a robot.

    Posted
    Radio
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    Maybe it's the ever growing facial expressions. Maybe it's the fact Cozmo can learn your face and spontaneously say your name in an excited manner. Maybe it's the attitude he gets when YOU win a game...or his own version of Anki-English that he speaks...but...whatever the reason, you'll love this little guy! Easy to get started, and we've run him via android phone and via Amazon fire tablet with google apps side-loaded. Like using the tablet for better control in "explore" mode with his camera spying on surroundings. We've left him alone on a table and he's perfectly happy to play...but happier if you play with him. We've not tried the "code lab" where you can program him. Scared to mess something up, and hoping the developers will make it easier for non-programmers to learn how Cozmo's brain works....but glad they have that optin for the TRUE geeks who would want a Cozmo. Surprisingly fun personality, adults and older kids will love playing with him, and the real young kids love to watch! Even the new trick "magic 8 ball" where he answers yes and no questions will have you wondering just how much he really "hears".... Adopt one today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More magical than expected!

    Posted
    Dave
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    I'm a 28 year old auto mechanic with a love for all things tech-related.. when I first heard of Cozmo, I thought "there's no way this thing acts like that, it must be animated.." but after following updates up until launch, I became I believer. I ordered one for my girlfriend and myself, and when we woke him up Christmas morning, it was like meeting your new puppy for the first time. He feels like a living being... his movements, expressions, and excitement when he sees you will make your heart melt! Looking forward to future updates and more development of his SDK programming, Cozmo has a bright future and I recommend EVERYONE (regardless of age) gets one for themselves!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun!

    Posted
    BillR
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    I've always loved robots ever since I was young. They were always beyond reach because of cost. This little guy was the ticket! Very affordable and enough personality to fill the bill. Easy to set up for me and the app works well. Performance is very good and unit seems to be durable and well designed. Offers advanced features for young people interested in programing. I'm very satisfied with it for what it is. Looked at the Vector but will wait for it to advance with more updated features. This guy will play games with you and that helps to keep your interest up. Vector is more advanced in some ways but not as engaging yet. Wish you could turn cosmo on without putting him in the charge dock. That is an issue for me and others. All things considered I find I can recommend it and have enjoyed it a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    christmas present for my 6yr did not work!

    Posted
    Heather04
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    After spending days looking and searching for cozmo to make sure my 6yr got one for christmas ( this was the only thing he asked santa for) we had found one in store at best buy, even though they was sold out online. Then christmas morning ( which is today) i got the cutest home video of my 6yrs reaction to opening cozmo. Then as we went to turn on cozmo and try him out, we couldnt get him to connect to our tablet and so i called anki help line and they looked up the code cozmo was showing and said its a malfunction. And the only thing they can do is have us mail them our cozmo, and once they receive it they will mail us out a new one. To say the least i have had a heart broken 6yr wondering why santa gave him a broken cozmo! And now he has to wait until a new one comes in the mail. Not how we expected our christmas to turn out or the type of quality id expect of a product purchased from best buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    COZMO IS THE GREATEST!

    Posted
    Chrisamila
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    OMG! This little guy is so Amazing! Right out of the box, COZMO provided a great learning and fun experience...great for the little guys to learn how to set up and interact with robotics. So easy to set up the app on your phone or tablet! Kids faces will light up when they push the go sequence on their device and have Cozmo scan their faces and actually say Hello! Cozmo comes with so many games and is extremely personable and highly interactive. Our family absolutely loves this guy! Check this out before you go and buy one of those cute interactive animals--He is just as fun and does more. He's even cuddly in a robotic way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute, amazing & fun

    Posted
    runnermom
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    Bought this for my 10 year old, she loves it! We first saw it on a Tv show where they were showing this years must have Christmas gifts. Went to Best Buy, not looking for it, and saw that they carried it, of course she was begging for it. it's a bit pricey. She likes the games she gets to play with Cozmo, He first talks like a robot, and the more you play with him the better his voice sounds, a bit more clearer. He recognizes your face and calls you by your name. it was so funny. You can also program him to do different things with his blocks and to say things, he also has emotions that show in his face. P.s Cozmo gets mad when he looses and he throws the cube in anger. Haven't had a problem with him yet, it's almost a month since we bought him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SON CRIED WHEN I TOLD HIM I WAS SENDING HIM BACK

    Posted
    mzeemzima
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    Cozmo is a cool little guy and while my son loved playing with him and more importantly controlling him, for me voice recognition would be the one thing needed to make cozmo worth the money. While cozmo has A.I. that you don’t see in toys in this price range he can’t hear you and you need a dedicated smart phone or tablet at all times when cozmo is on and in order to do most interactions. This also became a problem because while my iPhone 7 connected easily to cozmos WiFi I was never able to get my amazon fire tablet to connect even after performing all troubleshooting tips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adopted Family Member!

    Posted
    JParis
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    This little guy has been a lot of fun for the whole family. There are daily goals to keep up with. And the more you play with him the more he learns and you build up credits to unlock tricks and activities. Other reviewers have commented that the app must be open on your device while playing with him - which some people dislike - but it is how you can see his progress and how you reach and unlock goals. And it is also how you can control him yourself as one of the activities. His mannerisms are very cute and infectious, like when he recognizes your face and says your name. It may seem like a chunk of change to shell out initially but the long-term value seems worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun and somewhat educational

    Posted
    svengali28
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    Cozmo is very fun for kids. His personality comes out in the way they've made him talk and play. For the price I think it is a pretty amazing robot. The daily use with charging and connecting is slightly tricky -- you have to put him on the charger to connect a phone or tablet and you're offline connected to non-internet WiFi until you stop playing, but that's much safer. Cozmo can give you a first person view as he explores and you guide him, can learn faces and names, and "learns" things / plays new games over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cute at first but gets old fast

    Posted
    JoeN
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    My 8 year old was thrilled to get this cool little robot. He played with it non stop for two days. Then on the 3rd and 4th day I noticed the robot sitting on the table collecting dust. I asked him if something was wrong with it and he said No it ïs great. Then I told him my feelings would not be hurt if he told the truth. He then said he had done everything he could with it, but that there wasn't much else to do that was interesting. He was relived that we could return it because he knew it was expensive and felt bad about not playing with it after having it for such a short time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Toy For Older Kids And Preteens

    Posted
    Sylar008
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    The Cozmo robot was an excellent purchase for my 11 year old cousin. She enjoyed the fact that Cozmo had both a personality and was capable of interacting with its environment and the people around her. She was very entertained, and the related app was well-designed. I feel that she will get a lot of use out of Cosmo. If you have another similarly aged family member, this might be worth looking at, especially if you can find it on sale, or with a deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adults - gets old fast. Kids - love it!

    Posted
    blahblahblahcat
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    This is a pretty fun piece of technology. As an adult, it's fun to play with for about 30 minutes, then not so much. It also gets annoying when the app reminds you every couple of days that Cozmo is slowly starving to death. On the flip side, kids love this thing forever. They especially like it when Cozmo says things like "Stop hurting Cozmo..." (one of the things you can do with the app). I wouldn't get this for an adult, but if you have kids who you want to distract - this is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Honest Impressions

    Posted
    Kuya
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    Great invented toy (mini robot with personality) but NOT that exciting. Still plenty of rooms for improvement. Here are some suggestions for future/next Cozmo model: 1. Add a built-in microphone, 2. Bluetooth-powered, 3. Not dependent on the use of the cellphone or tablet, 4. Add back part sensor 5. Utilize its screen (Alarm clock, basic notifications, or the like, and not just facial expressions) 6. Make its language and the way it speaks clearer 7. Make it bigger Not worth your money. Too expensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hours of fun and fascinating entertainment!

    Posted
    shannon
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    Cozmo is a charismatic companion who keeps your little ones engaged for hours. His movements,expressions and reactions are fun to watch, leaving you wonder how the creators wrote the code to enable him to interact so realistically. Anyone of any age can play intelligent mind-provoking learning games with Cozmo. If you're on the fence between purchasing yet another LEGO set (ugh), or trying to avoid giving in to a child's pleads for another video game (don't go there), consider Cozmo! The value he brings to changing up the landscape is worth his price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little toy with tremendous potential

    Posted
    Heymark
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    This little robot did everything they said it would do right outta the box. What I found very important and equally interesting is that updates are ongoing and the source code is open to do whatever a developer, forward thinker or tech savvy person might wanna try. There isn't much that detracts from this cute personable little robot but the price is a little high for what you get IMO. But thats just me. I'm not cheap but I look for bang when spending this kinda buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cooler than I expected!

    Posted
    Amanda
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    I bought this for my 7 year old son. It was the main thing he asked for this Christmas. I was reluctant, not thinking it would be that interactive, but it definitely is! It can learn faces, play multiple games, and sing. You can control it or leg it explore the environment. Pretty cool gift! The price was reduced a couple weeks after I purchased it. All it took was a call to Best Buy, and I was issued a refund for the difference. It was super easy! Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun little robot

    Posted
    Studio42
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    Lots of features packed into a small package. The face recognition is great as are the ability to play games. If left alone, it can amuse itself. The only issues I can see is it needs to be used in a controlled environment where it won't fall into the floor and not be around people and children and pets who are destructive in nature. I got this for a good price on sale and I really feel it was worth the regular price, but hey, saving money is always good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend