WowWee Chip Canine Home Intelligent Pet – Better Than The Real Thing?
Is WowWee Chip Canine just another robot toy? Is this going to be another one of those high dollar toys that’s tossed aside before the new year?
Luckily for us 2016 has seen some real advances in robotics and artificial intelligence and this is going to be a year when tech toys finally start matching their claims.
Chip is a robot puppy that while it might not replace a real life pet is pretty close on and is an interactive toy that embarrassingly you will actually grow an emotional attachment to.
Chip comes with a Smartband, Smartbed and SmartBall which we talk more about in this article.
Older kids and adults that can’t get enough of robotics and AI will love it too. Younger kids are going to love it too but with two hundred bucks worth of tech at stake you’ll probably want to supervise them!
Things We Like About It
This WowWee Chip Canine has a huge amount of functionality and features and we are just going to cover the tip of the iceberg here.
If you remember all those clunky robotic dogs of the past on legs that could hardly move, then you will love that Chip moves around on wheels. The mecanum wheels let chip move with speed, agility and multi direction so he can follow you around easily and play games with his ball.
Chips SmartBed serves as somewhere for him to sleep and charge when his battery is low he will return to his bed to recharge automatically.
Chip comes with a SmartBall you can train him to fetch the ball and bring it back to you or you can play soccer with him. This is a great way of utilizing a tech toy to keep your children active.
To control Chip you need to use the SmartBand and he will recognize you as his master and no one else as his owner. You’ll be able to perform lots of different interactions with Chip through the SmartBand.
This is one of the real beauties of this toy in that you can for instance reward Chip for good behavior and he will know what you like or don’t like this makes him unique to each owner. Like a real dog you can train Chip to come to heel or stay. You can even get him to attack people that are annoying you, luckily he doesn’t bite!
Chip will constantly be updated to provide a better user experience with more features and improvements as time goes on.
It comes with a 90 day warranty.
Things We Did Not Like About It
We like what we are seeing so far and until there are consumer reviews online it is difficult to discuss any negatives.
Chip is an indoor robotic dog so if you planned on taking him for walks around the neighborhood this might be a bit of a disappointment.
Is It Worth The Money?
Paying $200 for a toy is a lot, but we believe this one is sure to get a lot of use. With the constant updates to the app that adds new features, kids shouldn’t grow bored with it.
Where Can I Buy It?
WowWee CHiP was just released in August, 2016 and you can find it on Amazon.
Final Thoughts On WowWee Chip Canine
Toy makers still haven’t got to the stage where they can replace a real life fido yet but WowWee Chip Canine is certainly the closest they have got. As interactive AI toys go this is in a brand new league.