Mu-Bot – The iPod Robot
When I was younger, Sega was known to me as the name of a video game console where you could play the coolest game ever – Sonic. I never had a Sega though, because it was what mainly the cool kids had. My brother and I on the other hand, were stuck with playing Super Mario Bros and shooting birds on a Nintendo (NES).
But enough with the reminiscing, because that was a long time ago and I can’t even remember when I last saw a blue, spinning hedgehog, let alone anything Sega related… Untill a couple of weeks ago. So what this blog entry is about is what I discovered a couple of weeks ago, a rather new invention from the Sega Corporation. It has nothing to do with video game consoles and it’s pretty unpractical if you ask me (so in one way this blog entry resembles my previous one a bit). It looks like the robot in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“, only a lot smaller, and it goes by the name Mu-Bot. What is it you ask? Maybe this picture will explain it to you:
The Mu-Bot is a robot that has earplugs as its arms and it’s designed to match an iPod, though it probably can be used with any digital audio player that has a right plug. The rest of the robot is there merely for decoration, and is supposed to be hanging around your neck so I don’t think I should even call it a robot. Though it’s not that decorative, it sure is cute. The target group of this robot must be 4 to 11 year-old-girls, because I can’t imagine anyone else who could possibly want use it. If you want to buy this robot, you’ll have to wait untill December when it’s released, and the price will be about €17 (¥2500).
(From looking at this picture, the earplugs look very big, almost half the size of the iPod, don’t you think?)
In closing I would just like to point out that Sega 1996 and Sega 2006 are two very different corporations.
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I was just informed that the Mu-Bot was not made by Sega, but Sega Toys which is a completely different company. So with that info half this blog entry is rubbish (that’s what you get for lousy researching), but it’s still fun to read, eh?
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