It lets me say ‘I love you’ otherwise than through a measly text message
It lets me communicate otherwise than with words
All of a sudden, my Nabaztag starts flashing and sings “I JUST CAAAALLED TO SAAAY I LOOVE YOUUUU” It’s my boyfriend Nick sending me a song. He’s thinking of me! My heart just skipped a beat.
Some of the reasons that owners of this new lively wifi bunny give for loving it. And loved it is. Earlier this year Nabaztag was launched and prooved a big success. But, what is it?
A plastic box shaped like a rabbit, with pastel ears and facial features akin to Hello Kitty, it has a few flashing lights, a rudimentary speaker, one button and a name derived from the Armenian word for rabbit (unpronounceable and impossible to remember!)Nabaztag is a bunny that is connected to the Internet through a Wifi connection. It can receive messages and react by changing color, talking or moving. Especially the funny ears are a big “cute!” factor when they move.
Nabaztag moves or sings when you are sent a song by someone you know. Nabaztag tells you what the weather will be and starts shining when it will be sunny.
Nabaztag is not only connecting to the Internet or to other rabbits like him, but also to us and our feelings. This is another great example of a product that connects to people on an emotional level (like Tammagochi did). It has all the ingredients to evoke emotions:
Also see the Herald Tribune.