Pleo Turns One, Learns How To Make Itself Over $100 Cheaper

Pleo, the robot dinosaur loved by everyone—except dogs and blogs—is celebrating its first birthday a little early by going on sale for $235. Head over to Ugobe's store from now til July 11 and use semi-creepy coupon code PLEOWORLDISONE, and the dino can be yours for a cool $115 less than usual. Whether you teach Pleo… » 6/30/08 9:21am 6/30/08 9:21am

Top Tips on Socializing Pets and Bots, Courtesy of WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has a great feature this morning about pets and household robots, such as Roombas and Pleos. Writer Andrew Lavallee has compiled all sorts of anecdotes—including useful tips on how to bed your pet in with the 'bot in your life, including protecting your Sony Aibo from cat bites (cayenne pepper… » 6/11/08 7:10am 6/11/08 7:10am

Pleo Gets Thrashed at the Hands of a Battlebot

At Maker Faire 2008, a group of carnage-loving individuals pitted the 2007 Holiday Toy Darling Pleo against the heavy duty battle bot, Vicious Verdict, in a no holds barred competition. Needless to say, the sniff-n-grunt capability of the Pleo was no match for the blade-equipped bot, which turned Pleo into fillet… » 5/09/08 10:00pm 5/09/08 10:00pm

Pleo Holiday Behavior Gives You an Xmas Dino

If you're one of the lucky ones who are getting a Pleo under the tree this year, you can enhance his "holiday" spirit with the holiday behavior pack. All you need is a blank SD card and the ability to load that up with the new programming before you shove it into Pleo's gut and reprogram him. There's even a special… » 12/21/07 5:20pm 12/21/07 5:20pm

Popular Mechanics Call Zune 2, Apple TV 'Worst of the Year'

Popular Mechanics knows how to get people pissed off. They just released their "Worst of the Year" list, and while much of it is the type of crap that I've never heard of that I'm sure is lousy. it has some stuff on it that quite a few people might actually, you know, like. Such as Apple TV, Zune 2 and Pleo. What were… » 12/13/07 5:30pm 12/13/07 5:30pm

Playing With Pleo the Pet Camarasaurus (Verdict: Neat but Pricey)

Ugobe's Pleo is the latest "electronic pet" to hit the consumer market, and as such, has received plenty of attention from media and consumers. At $350, Pleo is more expensive than a Furby but cheaper than an AIBO. After spending the last few days toying around with Pleo, as well watching it interact with real … » 12/13/07 1:00pm 12/13/07 1:00pm

Pleo Meets Dogs, Dogs Don't Like Pleo, Pleo Gets Mad

Pleo the robot dinosaur showed up on my doorstep Friday afternoon, and I figured it would be nice to take it in and introduce it to my dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs gave Pleo the cold shoulder, and that really pissed Pleo off, sending it into an anger-filled rampage against one of the dogs. Let's just say Pleo claimed… » 12/10/07 12:00pm 12/10/07 12:00pm

Innocent Little Pleo Endures Cruel Domestic Abuse

The guys over at DVICE decided that it would be a good idea to abuse the poor little Pleo robo-dinosaur companion by smacking him, holding him by the tail, and dropping him (among other tortures). In the end Pleo died from the injuries he sustained, only to be revived later by the same savages that brought about his… » 12/04/07 7:15pm 12/04/07 7:15pm