The Wonder Workshop Cue may get its name because it looks like a stack of cue balls, ready to go flying off on a four-dimensional billiard table. Or maybe it's short for "cute," because the Cue has an engaging set of illuminated facial expressions and a sassy attitude to go with them. Cue is so cute it ought to be spirited away to a Studio Ghibli movie, but his selling points don't stop with adorability. He has four different faces (which Wonder Workshop likes to call avatars), all of which look like superheroes when you choose them from his smartphone app but which end up looking like giant eyes when they're in place. (Its basic face is glowing LEDs arranged into humanoid features.)
Cue is a follow-up to Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot, which look a lot like him (with Dot just a single cue ball) but are geared more for younger children while Cue is being marketed at texting-happy tweens. If these bots are too cute (or provoke too much adolescent squealing) for your taste but you still want your kids to learn programming, look at the Arcbotics Sparki, the Makeblock Ultimate 2.0 or the EZ-Robot Roli Rover.
Bought this for my niece's birthday. She wasn't the only one who loves it so now I'm planning to buy a couple more... I like the fact that it's very educational!
We have had our Cue Robot for about a month and been having a great time with it! It has features that have been fun for our 9 and 11 year old, as well as the adults!
This toy is definitely worth the money. Since Cue CleverBot's programming capabilities are advanced, it will not get old quickly.
Lets code-curious kids actively engage with the robot...via a text-based chat function that includes a vocabulary of more than 170,000 words.
It can communicate in a variety of ways. You can send text message commands to it from your smartphone, via Bluetooth connectivity.
Designed to engage users emotionally through intelligence, humor, and deep content...Has proximity sensors, encoders, a gyro sensor, accelerometer, and microphones.
It allows users to talk to Cue and ask it questions about how to use it rather than reading an instruction manual, and there are also funny responses built in.
Will sing songs, use its front sensor to fist-bump you, and teach you how to use the app...The Code portion of the app will walk you through various coding challenges.