Pleo Snatched From the Brink of Extinction By Its Former Manufacturer

After Ugobe shut its doors and auctioned off all its assets, most assumed that the Pleo, our Pleo, was doomed forever. Not quite! » 6/09/09 4:36am 6/09/09 4:36am

Ugobe Folds, Pleo Goes the Way of the Dinosaur

You can blame it on the grim economy, or you can blame it on the fact that Ugobe's entire business depended on plush robotic dinosaurs. Either way, the Pleo has antagonized its last Labrador. » 4/21/09 4:08am 4/21/09 4:08am

Pleo Gets More Funtastic With Update 1.0.2

We loved the Pleo when we reviewed it a little while back, and now the smallest dinosaur in town has just been updated for more fun times. The 1.0.2 update will allow Pleo to interact with its surroundings more convincingly, wake from rest if a noise is detected and support a new grouped singing function, which we… » 3/05/08 3:05am 3/05/08 3:05am

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

Pleo: Probably Won't Eat You

From the creator of the Furby comes a new robotic toy. Welcome Pleo: a "life form" that resembles a one-week old, long-neck sauropod that walks, listens, feels and most importantly, emotes. Made by Ugobe, it uses an advanced OS called LifeOS, with 40 sensors and a mobility system that lets it interact with people or… » 2/06/06 4:39pm 2/06/06 4:39pm