By Ryan Nill
The TakaraTomy tortoises are back! And upgraded! The newly dubbed Rhythmbits are little plastic robo-turtles that walk around your desk and respond to sound. Not at all useful but still very very cute. They feature exchangeable shells and they respond to your voice. They turn and dance to music and respond to your voice with whistling. It does this all with a gramophone shaped receiver that analyzes the sound and then guides the robo-turtle wirelessly via infrared. Endearing.
Available now from the TakaraTomy for about 14$.