Yes, it's ugly. Yes, it's bright orange... and yes, it's great fun! This 3-legged alien thingamabob lets you record audio messages, which are then played back to unsuspecting passers-by.
I believe the technical term for the Echo Bot Voice Messenger is: a motion triggered messaging device. Whatever.
It's very easy to use. You press and hold the record button, swear into the microphone, let go of the record button, and... well that's it! The message is played whenever somebody moves in front of the eye. To re-record a message, simply repeat the process. The old message will be replaced. In addition, recordings are saved even if you turn off Echo Bot or remove the batteries.
Messages can be up to 10 seconds in length, which means the possibilities are really endless. You can use Echo Bot for serious stuff like reminders or instructions.
But serious-shmerious, right? You should really be using Echo Bot for insulting and generally scaring the hell out of people.
The little fella has bendy legs, with strong suckers as feet. This lets you stick him more or less anywhere.
The suckers are quite strong too. I've got him stood next to my laptop right now, and he keeps getting stuck to the desk. Obviously, Echo Bot sticks best to shiny surfaces like glass, plastic, ceramics and laminated wood.
Echo Bot has a motion detection range of 1 metre, but this does vary depending on the light levels. The range is a little less when scaring people in the dark (yes, I know this from personal experience). I generally have no trouble triggering him though, the sensor is very sensitive to the slightest of movement.
He comes with two AG13 batteries included, which seem to last quite a long time (I've had him for a month now and he's still chattering away). But if you do need to replace the batteries, it's a simple job of removing his face and taking out a couple of screws.
The build quality is actually pretty good considering the Echo Bot RRP is less than a tenner. The flexibility you get from being able to record anything you want, quickly and easily, make this gadget well worth the money. It will keep you entertained for a long time.comments powered by Disqus