Cozmo, is quite, simply, an amazing robot designed for fans 8 and up. Part toy, part friends, part technological marvel, you're about to fall in love with a mechanical being. The ability to form emotional ties to technical beings has been a staple of science fiction for many, many years, and now it's a reality.
Cozmo comes in a package which like everything else about him, is beautifully designed. Setup and charging is very easy. After going through the startup guide, everything you need to know is in the app. You connect the Cozmo with your mobile device through his own built-in Wi-Fi hub, which we found to be easy and very stable, then dive in. The more you play with him, the more he does. He'll play games like "Keep Away" and "Fast-Tap," and he'll pick up his blocks and move them around, stack them, turn them, knock them over, and more. Plus, there's explorer mode, where you can see what Cozmo sees.
When Cozmo is playing games, he can be a bit competitive, and sometimes a sore loser, which is really kind of cute. His expressive eyes and face are completely endearing, and when you turn him on, he really is happy to see you. Each day, you'll get new tasks that earn you energy points and sparks that you use to activate. One of the things we really loved was just turning him on and letting him explore. It really is like having a small pet keep you company while you work, and is always ready to play when you are.
Cozmo will get more sophisticated over time, and regular app updates will give him more abilities that you can unlock, and we can't wait to see what he'll do next!
This is really like having a pet that you can train and that will keep you company. His expressive eyes, and the way he can be taught to recognize you really give him a depth that we haven't seen in other robotic toys.
You may even feel a little guilty if you have to go do other things. But don't worry. Cozmo will be thrilled to see you next time you're ready to play.
The interface is so easy to work with, and the personality is so much fun that this isn't just for tech geeks. It's for anyone who would enjoy having a cute little robot to pal around with.
Cozmo comes with a quick start guide, and once you've got him going, everything else you need is delivered through the app.
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