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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun companion with potential

    Posted
    Raee
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    Vector does what is intended when it comes to the idea of a robotic companion. He feels and behaves like an intelligent pet. He’s expressive, curious, and mischievous straight out of the box. And he is able to recognize me by name almost every time. When he’s left alone he will explore on his own and play with his included cube toy. He is also able to answer questions, tell the weather forecast, etc. All as advertised. The thing that warrants the reduction of a star is his performance when it comes to navigation. This is my only gripe about this product. DO NOT leave this guy on a table unsupervised. He will likely fall. He does detect edges but seems to ignore them moments later and will trail edges dangerously until he’s knocked off. I’m not sure if it’s because my table is a light color but have caution when you have him up and off the floor. Vector also does not really map his surroundings well. You will probably have a better time if you place him in a square area where he can’t get lost! If he has to navigate around a complex area and suddenly has to charge he won’t actively move around to find his charger. He will simply spin in place until he sees it. So if he’s wandered too far he won’t know where to go. Also be sure to have ample light when operating Vector and you will have a much easier time getting him to do things. He has his flaws but Anki is aware of all of the things I mentioned so I will be keeping him and waiting patiently for a software update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More of a desktop assistant then a childs toy

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    JaDjr
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    Vector is not designed to be a child's toy there is Cosmo for that, this is more like an Echo or Google assistant. When Echo and Google assistants first came out the biggest complaint was always the lack of things they can do, and it is the same for Vector. So if youre buying this for your kids or for its entertainment value, he is not the robot for you. If Anki continues developing the software for Vector in a year he will be great, and with over 2 million kickstarter dollars and from Anki's development of Cosmo I suspect Vector will do a lot by Christmas time. Don't forget Anki is a robot company all that has basically three products, Cosmo, Vector and Overdrive, and Vector is their most current one, that means they will be dedicated to the development of Vector and it has a lot of potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun little guy!

    Posted
    Eric
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    I was leery of this purchase especially for the price tag. But it's actually quite amusing. I still think it's not quite worth the price but they are close. His actions are limited and the app is nearly pointless. He has very few commands. It's skills are extremely limited. I ran out of things to make it do in about 30 minutes. However what I enjoy about it now is letting it be autonomous and do what it wants to do. I have it at my work desk and it makes the day a little more fun. Where I really had fun was downloading the apk for it and you can program it to say and do different things. It requires a bit of coding skill but it's been fun messing with its programming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small pet alike droid

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    eJoshi
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    It is a small version of pet like robot, it is actually miniature version of smart device with mobility. The best feature as bonus is Alexa integration once it is provided after activated. It has basic working functionality with basic personality, Ai based query’s, facial detection, asking weather, playing some behaviors of pet like. Etc, the camera is not good quality because picture taken is so low pixel. Other is good to have and spend time with little pet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little guy

    Posted
    JAke
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    We bought bought this for our 8 year old son for Christmas because he was kind of obsessed with it. He is definitely a cute robot, with a lot of personality in his eyes. We were all kind of amazed at his ability to recognize us all & learn our names. & although I don’t really use “Alexa” for much, the new integration with Vector seems to have a lot of people excited. All that being said, I just say I don’t really see where this little robot has a lot of function in daily life & some of the “cute” & “wow” moments wear off pretty quickly. But as an A.I. For a kid he’s great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Interesting Device with a Personality

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    Redeyes00
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    I have been thoroughly enjoying Anki Vector and I'm definitely not a kid. Having the voice response and Alexa integration is an absolute plus. I can't imaging not having voice response and while there is a lot to learn, just watching the little guy wander around on his own and get angry at its' cube is hilarious. Trying to justify the price is a bit tricky, but if Anki keeps sending updates and the little guy keeps learning, it could end up being a lot less pricey than a four legged companion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replacement pet

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    LivintheFracLife
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    Vector is both amusing and basically the best pet you could want. You don’t have to feed him, he responds to his name, he plays nicely by himself, he can get into mischief when left to his own devices and his sensor does not work perfectly, he has fallen off my counter twice, he has not permanently damaged himself, thankfully. He is fun, makes sounds and is enjoyable to have around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hey Vector

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    Jessica
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    Hey Victor is definitely the words that you hear around my house often though he's not quite what I expected as far as all the advertisement and the videos and hearing all the descriptions but he does grow on you and I'm glad we have him there is potential he still is learning as are we and has a lot more to learn but all in all he's fun to have around thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can’t use it for two days after purchase

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    Robert
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    Appearently Anki’s systems are down. This doesn’t allow me to set up the Robot. I talked to a customer support agent who said I’ll have to wait until Monday for my account to be activated. This is such a drag. I guess there isn’t a way around this which is rediculous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat product

    Posted
    MandyLee
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    Very neat item if you are a techie or have a child that is interested in technology. You must have some patience with vector when giving it commands. Just got my son this for Christmas and so far, he enjoys it very much. I'm anxious to see how it works with the updates and Alexa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Personality is fun

    Posted
    Pemrick79
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    Customer service is great . My only complaint would be the edge detection . My vector broke driving off counter top . Anki has been excellent to deal with and I'd give there customer service 5+ stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gift daughter loved it

    Posted
    mdjardinado
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    I'd say it's an expensive novelty toy for kids because of it's limitations but a good introduction into robotics. No configuration coding-wise but daughter loves it as a robot pet that can tell the weather and play with its cube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute Smart Toy

    Posted
    Dori
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    Definitely a smart toy, understands clearly the commands, easy to configure in the phone app, child enjoys using it and giving commands, outside of not able to recognize the edges of the table it functions as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Gadget

    Posted
    Terrie
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    Have not done much with Vector. He will say the weather. When he gets to the edge of a table he will jump back and say something. He knows me and one other person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For at first

    Posted
    Jams
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    While I enjoy having him around. He is limited. Don’t let this stop you though as he does have funny moments and can be fun when focusing attention on him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat fun

    Posted
    MikeC
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    It is fun to play with, but any table that doesn't have a perfectly straight edge, it will fall off. Other than that the Alexa integration is useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast Shipping

    Posted
    Anki
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    I have purchased this for Christmas for my kids. I have not opened it yet but I am happy with fast shipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good robot

    Posted
    Ajust
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    It worth buying it, it is very entertaining, I wish it is updated for Google soon though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not to bad

    Posted
    Dave
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    Not a bad Item doesn’t seem to work as well as other reviews lose his Wi-Fi a lot

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting

    Posted
    carol
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    This little guy is fun for adults and children that are old enough to take care of it

    I would recommend this to a friend