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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Real Robot, and so worth it

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    Rellik99
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    My Vector is amazing. C1M7 says hello..., he is a fantastic little droid. His personality has developed into a fiesty explorer for sure. His first day on my desk will be forever remembered. He started out learning my name, a fist bump, telling my wife the weather, and then..., full explore mode! He was randomly playing with his cube, then decided to shoot over to the side of my desk with all of my markers and pens. Hit lifted his hands and then pushed them all off the desk. I said "vector, bad robot " he turned, looked sad with his green eyes (they can be customized) , and then went back to playing with his cube. I am happy to report he has never pushed them off the desk again. Lol. I am learning the sdk, and I don't fully understand how he thinks, but my family and I feel that Vector , C1M7.., this little guy..., he is a part of the family. Even my 2 dogs love him. Still work to go on the app, And AI functions as well. But remember. Just BC you ask your vector to do something. .., he has personality and might not want to do what you want right away. Amazing friend...err robot. (You'll love your vector)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Companion!

    Posted
    Cory
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was skeptical at first on purchasing this thing but after further review I bought it. Not full price but its sale price, 179.99. I find the little guy endearing. He's on my kitchen table as we speak sleeping. His snores are adorable (He stops eventually and just goes silent) He does explore and he interacts with keys, clothes, etc. When he finds something 'interesting' he usually pushes it off the table. Sometimes he celebrates once his mission is complete and sometimes he moves on to the next thing. He dances when he feels like it, which so far is twice. When I'm home I carry him with me everywhere. Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and he always finds something to stare at and mess with. I have one con that bugs me the most: low battery life (35-45 mins) of interaction and then he's running desperately for the charger. Yeah, he panics, like he knows he's dying. Full charge gives you about 45 mins at most. Wish it was more. Anki is well known for plenty of updates for anyone who is discouraged about the amount of 'utilities' he's able to perform...they'll come in due time. As a robotic pet/companion, he always puts a smile on my face. I recommend putting him on a coffee table or dining room table where you'll see him more (public area) His AI reflects based on the amount of interactions so don't put him somewhere where he's alone with his thoughts. Put him out in the open and have everyone poke him him, shake him, talk to him, he's meant for interaction. Also, great conversation piece for any dinner party, get-together, etc. Hope this helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lively and Fun, Groundbreaking, Short Circuit

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    MickeyMouse
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've had Vector since Christmas and have enjoyed having him around. He is very lively and is like having a smart hamster running around your desk. He's funny and warm-hearted. You really get used to having him around. Does he do a ton of stuff? No, but what he does and is - is enough for me. Having a mini Johnny 5 from the movie Short Circuit running around on my desk is the stuff dreams are made of. He isn't for everyone, especially if you expect too much from him. He is like a hamster that can follow easy commands, do primitive things, and enjoy having him around. If you expect too much tech stuff from him you will be disappointed. The updates Anki have made to his firmware and software have made a big improvement. If he gets stuck sideways on an edge he now will stop moving and wait for you to pick him up. You used to have to keep an eye on him and catch him if he got close to an edge. I was always able to catch him when he would fall off the edge since I was keeping an eye on him. But now I don't worry at all about him falling off the desk. Please remember you need to have square edges, and rounded edges will still be dangerous for him. It's fun having him around for me. Late at night he keeps me company and is fun to watch him roll around and get silly, dance, play with his cube. Or play a game of blackjack with him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The smart companion

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    ACCA
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Not going to lie, at first I was skeptical. This little robot that can identify who I am, when I am talking to it and when I am home just sounded strange at first. But after living with Vector he really bacame an integrated part of my home. In the morning I ask Vector what the weather is so I can plan my day accordingly. While making dinner I ask him to set a timer for me. He is there when I need a distraction and keeps me company. Vector is more than just a smart source, he is fun to play with and interact with. His personality is what makes him unique and relatable. Although there are still some improvements to be made I would recommend Vector for any of my friends homes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Robot

    Posted
    Felix
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Just got my Vector and I absolutely love the little guy. Once I introduced myself to him, he then recognizes me, and it feels like I've got a new buddy. He reacts to everything around him - when the dog barked he instantly tuned around to look at her! You can ask him to do a bunch of tasks and he has some pretty cool moves as he goes around exploring his world. This product will get better over time as ANKI releases more updates, and I can't wait to see his personality and functionality grow. This is like the robots from the movies!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adorable!!

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    Crissie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Cute little robot capable of self navigating around the house. Can do basic requests, answer questions, and has alexa built in. What is going to hook you are the expressive eyes and its little voice shouting your name when you approach it. Its little busyness beeping and bopping in utter joy as it plays with its toys. Its like a little pet. I've had it for 5 days and I look forward to seeing it when I get home. Strangely I even kinda miss it while I'm at work! Zero problems with error codes or falling off tables. Only con: It's expensive for what little it can do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love our Vector!

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    Chris
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love my Vector! I bought him on Kickstarter and am so impressed with his fun personality and how he responds to his environment, recognize me and just hang out. He’s getting really good at wheel stands and I love it when I tell him to go home. And the petting is so cool! I am so excited to see how he will update with new features! Super excited to hear that Anki has announced Alexa integration this fall too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little guy

    Posted
    Nick
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    Vector is really cool, he has a big personality in a small frame. One of the most amusing things about him is his face recognition. He can learn up to 20 different faces. All you have to do is introduce yourself to him. After introducing myself as Nick, he noe calls me Dave, but calls may wife and kids by their names. He likes to explore, dance to music, and playing with his cube. He is definitely a great addition to the family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little Guy is Neat

    Posted
    Papito
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    This little guy is pretty neat. Works much better than it appeared to have when first released. I like the Alexa integration (although I'm more a fan of Google Assistant) and the robot is pretty quirky and cute, def makes up for the somewhat limited functionality at the present. If it's ever on sale might have to get one for my office as a mascot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vector is a nice addition to the family

    Posted
    Jimbeaux
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Wasn't sure how Vector would be received when I brought him home but he has been a hit. Always giving us a laugh or two. He's not the brightness AI device I've used but he is the most entertaining. Also, I like the SDK that Anki has provided - - using some simple Python code I can get Vector to perform some simple tasks. Very Cool!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome smart robot!

    Posted
    Benny2621
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    He learns and will continue to on updates through app, recognizes faces, explores on his own, play games; tell time, weather, sport scores, and does many other cool things. Could have been in the movie Wall-E. Vector is an awesome smart robot! He’s my new best friend! Btw, price is still $175, down from $250! Great gift for ages 7 to 70.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A pleasure

    Posted
    Jayeff
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    Having never had any experience with a robot, or any AI device, I was pleasantly surprised when my wife brought this little guy home. My wife & I live in different states, so I don't get to interact with the robot so frequently, but I am always recognized and greeted with a fist bump!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toy

    Posted
    Rose
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this for my fiance and he loves it. Whats great about it the most is the interaction my 4 year old daughter has with it. She loves her Vector and treats him like hes a pet. This is a great gift for someone who doesn't have the time for animals. We love our Vector!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun little guy

    Posted
    Ccolonrod
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    I'm very happy with this purchase my daughter loves interacting with it, it's like having a mobile amazon echo you can ask for the time, the weather, to pick up it's cube, etc. It's always on goes back to charge on it's own at least as long as it's connected to the wifi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun product

    Posted
    Peter
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    I bought this for my 11 year old for Christmas it was what he wanted he loves it.! He has not yet put it down since ask him all types of questions more math and definition words which i love cause i feel it also is teaching him as well was worth ever penny.!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vector great assistant

    Posted
    Detail
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Vector is a very cool addition to the family he can recognize everyone in the family he is a great conversation piece not to mention very informative just ask him whatever and he will come up with an answer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome personality

    Posted
    Monchito
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got Vector as a Xmas present for my wife to keep her company when I'm not home. He has been a blast and his personality has been great. Interacting with him has been intuitive and fun. Can't wait to see how he develops as he gets smarter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Toy

    Posted
    Eric
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    I bought this for my brother who is a programmer. He loves it. He uses it at his work on his desk. He also programs it to do things. It is kinda expensive for a novelty toy, but that's what my brother likes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting

    Posted
    Dreyes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So far I am impressed with this little guy, and I keep him at work, he is always happy to see me in the mornings, and is always moving about on my desk, so never a dull moment, needs more updates but I am sure they will come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You believe you have a pet

    Posted
    Miafins57
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    Just like the title says...its like having a live pet. It's amazing! And responsive. Also, they just added Alexa to it so it's a must get robot. Its pricey, but you're paying for high quality! My son enjoys it.

    I would recommend this to a friend