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The best of...robot kitsch

Furby, Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots, and more

Tunes for Two Robot Headphone Splitter
No more need to share headphones with a friend. This little helper has sockets for eyes, so two sets of headphones can share audio from a single device.
$12, dcigift.com
Source: Mental Floss 

Furby
Hackers loved Hasbro’s original Furby at least as much as kids, and now the furry pet is back, with new touch sensors, an app, and LCD eyes. “Gentlemen, start your soldering irons.”
$60, furby.com
Source: Wired.com

Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots
You’ll never have to reach across the table again. Just “wind up your robot shakers” and they’ll do the walking.
$20 for the pair,
uncommongoods.com
Source:
Every Day With Rachael Ray 

Robot Tea Infuser
Meet the stocking stuffer that makes tea even sweeter for sci-fi fans. The length of the arms can be adjusted so that the stainless-steel infuser will fit in any of your favorite cups or mugs.
$12, kikkerland.com
Source: Real Simple

Vtech Cogsley Learning Robot
This robot responds to clapping and singing, but it also offers lessons on letters, counting, and manners. Best of all, it has a volume control—“to preserve sanity.”
$40, vtechkids.com
Source: Consumer Reports

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