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Brand: Teksta / Age: 18 months / Type: Cuddly Toys

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      08.09.2005 22:37
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      amusement for some, annoyance for others

      Excellent toy until the novelty wears off. I still don't know how to access all activities, I found it was a small amusement for a short time, however, once the babies had held it down for five minutes the ticking sound had to be stopped.

      The only bit I find I can listen to repeatedly now is when it walks into something and whimpers. A bit sadistic but I have had enough. Not very cuddly either. The babies like it, and they can crawl round after it for hours.

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        15.05.2001 19:13
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        Do you remember that electronic dog on battlestar galactica - Muffey. He was virtually like a real dog except no mess. Well Teksta is a couple of thousand years away from Muffey's technology. Teksta looks great and is a bit of fun. There are lots of programmable functions which will hold the parents attention more than the kids. Our little Teksta kept falling over. I had to tell my nephew "its because he's a puppy" he wags his tail, barks, pants and even does a card trick. I think its a nice thing to own but as a toy it has limited playability. Certinly as far as my nephew is concerned he has not played with it bar the first half hour when he clapped eyes on it. Poor Teksta just sits in the toy box, quiet as a mouse. i thought i would enlist Tekstas aid to keep my sisters cat away from me but it didn't work. The cat just laughed. To be fair it is an amazing achievement and makes you think what they may be able to make in the future. I suppose theres not much point telling kids its not as good as it looks because they will be taken in by Tekstas cute looks and will moan till they get one. Just give in at least youre supporting the people who made it and eventually they will make a dog that will live up to kids expectations and ours. As it is, compared to other toys i think its no worse and no better.

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          24.01.2001 19:32
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          My son was bought Teksta the interactive puppy for christmas and loves him to bits. We currently own four real dogs, so my son was so proud to own a puppy of his own, I really didn't think he would take to it like he has but he talks to it like a real dog. Teksta comes with a full instructional manual which teaches you how to programme him, he is sopposed to be like any 8 week old puppy, you can even programme him to pine and howl when it gets dark, as if he is scared (how cute!!) He has many sensors all over his body so he can tell when he's being stroked and being fed etc, when you touch the sensor on his neck he thinks you are tickling behind his ears and his ears wiggle and if you wave something in front of his nose he will sniff it. Teksta can be taught all sorts of tricks including card tricks andtaught to come to voice command and lots lots more. He is eductational as he teaches a child how to look after a pet without the risk of it getting hurt. My son is over the moon with him and to be honest my two chihuahaus are amazed by this barking robot they run round him barking and trying to play with him, it is great fun to watch......

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            15.01.2001 01:36
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            Teksta is a robotic puppy claimed to do everything a puppy can do...and more. He will walk, bark, cry, feed, guard your room and you can teach him tricks, move over Poochi, Teksta has arrived. Upon removing him from the box, which isn't easy to do and needs a lot of adult help, you will have a plastic eight week old puppy with more sensors than you can shake a stick at making him one of the most interactive toys I have ever come across. My eight year old daughter got Teksta for Christmas and I have to admit weeks later we are still trying to figure out what it can do and unlike other interactive toys it is still on its first set of batteries and an on/off button. So far it has given hours of fun, puzzled the adults, had the kids in fits of laughter and really annoyed our real dog. Teksta has a light sensor, a sound sensor, a mouth sensor (so you can feed him using his special bone), a nose sensor which will keep him out of trouble as if it hits an object it will automatically stop, a head sensor which you use to praise him and a neck sensor so you can scratch behind his ears. You can also use the mode button to program and train your puppy. Bit it gets better, Teksta can also be programmed to be an alarm clock that will wake you every morning at the time you specify and it comes boxed with its own card trick, it will also, like most toys of its kind, interact with other Teksta puppies. Still wondering how to find your way around the 150+ emotions in your new friend? then try the Teksta website (http://www.tekno-robot.com/index1.html) which gives pictures of the dog and for owners you can access the Top secret area where you can get tips on training your puppy and you can join the owners club. When my daughter started dropping hints about getting one of these for Christmas my first impression was 'no way', we have been through the Furbies and the like and I thought this is going to be a big waste of money. I'm glad n
            ow that I did fork out the £40 for it as it has proved to be one of the most played with toys in the cupboard and its not just my daughter who loves a survey recently voted the Teksta puppy joint 1st interactive toy. The only downside to this toy apart from the price is batteries, you can only use alkaline type. The product could come with a clearer instruction manual although the website helps if you run into problems. Overall its a great little toy but I think it would be more suited to younger children (6-10 years) as my eldest daughter (who is 12) thinks its just plain annoying.

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            09.01.2001 14:46

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            loved this, bought it for the girlfriend for christmas and it has kept me occupied ever since. the little fella can get a bit annoying if you leave him on for too long but he is definitely worth a go. can't work the alarm function though.....it would be good if they would bring out different coloured ones and ones with infra red so they could talk to each other. clearly this dog could e more intelligent but i was pleasantly surprised at the range of things it can do.

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            08.01.2001 20:05
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            I received a Teksta cyber-dog for christmas, and although it was fun for the first 20 minutes, I soon grew irritated by it's incessant barking, growling, yelping, licking, woofing, and whineing. By the way it didn't walk towards you, but whichever way it was facing. By the fact that teaching it tricks basically involved giving it more noise options to deafen me with, and by the fact that in order to feed it you have to position one hand on it's backside. The trouble with these types of toys is the media hype surrounding them is as much what sells them as their quality. I can appreciate that for a 10-15 year-old, it might last a bit longer, but I think after that the sparkle might wear off. I did find it an excellent quality product for the price, and very clever to boot, but unfortunately it is no substitute for the real thing. Teksta might be okay for a younger audience, but others might find themselves wanting to hit him rather than pet him, (this is actually quite good fun). So, in conclusion, if you can afford the real thing,then it's definately a better bet, or you could always buy a cuddly Pokemon, at least they don't bark.

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              06.01.2001 07:12
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              After my 11 year- old daughter subtly hinted for weeks that she REALLY wanted a Teksta dog for Christmas, I gave in for a quiet life and bought it for what I considered to be a rather steep price of £39.00. Ok, I thought, not so bad if this is what she really, really wants Father Christmas to drop down the chimney for her. The actual dog was smaller than I thought that it should be and it took my hubby the best part of 20 minutes to get the darned thing out from its glossy packaging. On the bright side, Teksta looks quite a cutie and I certainly fell for the flashing amber eyes, (even though my real hound wasn't at all impressed, which admittedly provided more entertainment that had been seen in years..) According to the blurb, this interactive thingamijig has zillions of functions which have to be "taught" to it....in other words, the more time one has to play with this doggy, then the more actions/ noises etc it will do... Sounds familiar to all you Furby owners, doesn't it?.... Teksta could be good fun....if ones daughter has the patience, and doesn't decide that her younger sisters remote- controlled dog is actually what she really, really wanted for Christmas after all..... So, yet another toy to be dusted in the corner of her bedroom........

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              27.12.2000 07:07
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              I bought a Teksta interactive robot puppy for each of my children as Christmas presents. What swayed me towards Teksta was the fact that it has over 150 'cool' functions and emotions,also because the Teksta's website claims to offer new programs. I noticed that some of the more expensive interactive dogs didnt offer as much. The design of Teksta appearance wise is fantastic, looking rather cute,on the other hand movement is limited. Teksta will only walk in a straight line,move ears,tail,and change eye shape. Teksta can be taught to do a number of tricks for which you have to follow sequences with the buttons situated at his side,neck,head,nose,or mouth ooh plus the light and noise sensors. Teksta has basic functions like barking,crying,walking,wagging his tail and so on. My children aged 5 and 7 found it frustrating to try and programme Teksta to do his everyday tricks,for example: Taken from the instruction manual- TRICK NAME-Talk -Press and hold MODE BUTTON and NOSE SENSOR for 3 seconds until you hear four beeps followed by "Thanks".Press NOSE SENSOR again to confirm. I think that this is too much for children especially when Teksta is recommended for those aged 3 years and above. Even I was a little confused with a lot of the instructions and Im 25. Teksta is very noisy in movement and sound. I dont think his few words are very clear. Basically this toy will drive you potty,I would rather have fifty furbies in my house than one of these. At least I could understand the Furby. It certainly doesnt seem like it does 150 things. I did visit the website www.Tekno-Robot.com in the hopes there might be some further tips for Teksta. Unfortunately I didnt find anything that wasnt already in the manual. The packaging looked fantastic but took an age to get off. Looks like this pup isnt for life and IS just for Christmas.

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              26.12.2000 21:46
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              I bought Teksta for my 8 year old as a Christmas present. I must admit it’s cute, but it did cost £39!and it is not as exciting as I expected it to be. It says it does 150 different functions and you can teach it tricks and more. The various functions are enabled due to various sensors all over the dog, a head sensor, light, nose, sound, neck and mouth. Plus a mode button on the side of its neck. Teksta comes complete with his own little bone too. Here are the various things you can expect your little robotic doggy to do! 1. Walk and can be programmed to walk towards you either by calling its name or clapping. 2. Bark on command by shouting its name or clapping 3. Talk when either fed. Sleepy or stroked….Says Thanks and cool, plus its name when you press the mode button. 4. Make rude noises! burps etc, it then says sorry or forgive me. 5. Howl if left in a dark room. 6. Play a choice of three songs and dance along. 7. Laughs when you make noises. 8. A card trick, which is included. 9. Beg for its bone 10. Lick and sniff 11. Wags its tail 12. Goes to sleep at night after sensors tell it the light change. 13. The best of all, it can be used as an alarm clock and you can set the time for it to wake you up with a nice little tune! These are what Teksta can do at present however more new tricks are promised via the website www.tekno-robot.com The dog itself is ideal for older children but most of the functions for commands would be a little hard for younger children as they involve holding the mode and various sensor buttons in until it beeps a certain amount of times, in fact my 8 year old finds it tricky. Its an appealing toy , but probably one that will not last all that long as its more of a novelty toy than a long term, once they have seen it do everything it does it fast loses interest for them and will no doubt be in the cupboard under the stairs with the furby next Christmas.

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                02.12.2000 03:06
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                I am a 27 year old adult and brought this dog for a laugh. I paid £39 for mine. It does everything it says it does on the box, You can teach the dog to talk (says it's name,sorry,excuse me and more). It can walk but only in straight lines which is sometimes a limitation. You can teach the dog todo various tricks such as dances to music. (comes programmed with 3 different songs.) It can be programed to bark,laugh and fart on command. (it even says sorry when it farts...... It also comes with a card trick where the dog will guess the card you have your hand on. One thing i do like is when the room is dark it sighs then snores for a few minutes before shutting down.(but any sudden movements and it wakes up.). I have cats and this is a great way of amusing the cats... Overall i am pleased with it.

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                Interactive puppy with over 150 functions and emotions. This voice activated and light sensitive toy will wag his tail and ears, sleep, snores and if you call his name he will come over to you.