Product Type: Teksta baby toys
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Teksta Interactive Puppy
Member Name: Jess99
Teksta Interactive Puppy
Date: 15/01/01, updated on 15/01/01 (1823 review reads)
Disadvantages: Price, not suitable for very young children
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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