By Andrew Liszewski
I can understand the idea behind a robot dog since the real thing does have a tendency to leave fur everywhere, chew on anything and everything and require multiple trips outside to cover your lawn in ‘waste’, but a robot plant? Now that’s just plain lazy… but my kind of lazy! The Sega Pekoppa doesn’t need watering or nutrient-rich soil or even sunlight, just a set of 3xAA batteries to keep it alive. And unlike the real thing that just sits there and eventually dies, the Pekoppa will respond to your voice and actually move around thanks to a set of futuristic muscle wires. (Remember when those were the next great thing?)
Here’s a video of a bunch of people getting overly excited at what is essentially a moving stick, and if you’d like to be one of them you can get your own from ThinkGeek for just $18.