Thursday, February 01, 2007
Pictures, Videos, and more Information on Pleo.
Pleo unfortunately has been delayed again. The last pre-order date of February 3rd has been moved to sometime later in spring. Ugobe knows how much Pleo means to all of us and because of that, they will be holding a contest to give away 10 of the blue eyed baby dinos to those of us that have been faithfully standing by. Before I go into the contest in greater detail, and tell you about some other very cool Pleo news updates, make sure you are on Ugobe's mailing list by February 3rd. Visit their E-mail updates sign-up page now and get on the list.
To enter the contest you must be on their mailing list (see above). Then check the Ugobe web site on February 3rd to see if the contest entry page is live. You'll be asked to submit a 250 word essay answering the question "How do you envision robotic life forms influencing or touching your life in the next five years?" Ugobe will only accept the first 500 submissions so make sure you watch the contest entry page and enter as soon as it's ready to go. The 10 best submissions will receive a free Pleo with a personal note from Caleb Chung himself!
New Pleo features
- During testing people loved to touch Pleo under the chin so they will add another sensor there.
- Caleb has personally demanded that Pleo's eyes be as lovable and realistic as possible, so extra design measures are being taken for the eyes.
- Pleo will have a lot more sounds! Also, the speaker is being upgraded to make Pleo's voice as beautiful as the baby dino's eyes.
- The skin is being refined a lot more with painted on features being replaced with life like sculpted details; even to go so far as to give the impression of underlying muscle tissue.
Ugobe's PR company ShiftComm was kind enough to send me some new Pleo pictures to share with you. I warn you in advance that looking at them will make the wait only harder; but it's worth it!
Until next time...
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