Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:42 PM
Anyone have a Pleo? Or have you ever played with one? I think they're fascinating, and was watching things about the Pleo RB, but with such a hefty price tag, it seems like it would turn away a lot of possible consumers unless they were rolling in dough. Also i think the battery lasts only what? 2 hours? Would make it a pain to continue the playing when you have to stop and charge it every few hours, at least I would think so. But for those who have one, what are the pros and cons of the robot? And is it really worth the huge price tag? And how much time do you/have you invested in it before shelving it for a while?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:55 PM
It looks amazing!
but the price, the price!! D:
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I have a Pleo RB called Minty and yes they are DEFINITELY worth the price tag! They are adorable and really realistic and each one has a different personality and skin/eye colour combination which I think is a nice touch. Cons? Well they can be a bit needy like a real pet so if you don't have a lot of time to play with them that could be a problem and after a while the actions do seem to get a little repetative. As much as I love my Pleo I'm afraid it will never quite surpass tamagotchis for me but I'd definitely reccommend buying one if you can. I've had mine for over a year and I'm still not bored
Really? I wonder if the first version can do voice recognition and such, too, as sometimes you can find them for decent prices...
Do you know what gender you get when you get it? Or is it unisex? Can it work right out of the AC adapter from the wall in case the battery isn't working properly? (I've heard of many different battery issues with Pleos.)
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:36 PM
^ Same here. If I finish school I will get a gaming laptop, but... Mom is already prepared to pay 1000 dollars for one, and they are getting heaper. Why not putting up a pleo in there too? They are not THAT expensive comparing to other robots...
True. In comparison to the AIBO-ES7 (was that the model?) A Pleo is downright dirt cheap. I figure if I get back into making sculptures for a bit of time again, I could put some of the money I get for those towards recreational spending, and maybe would use some of that for a Pleo or something of the like. I'm a sucker for dinosaurs, and I am fascinated by robots, and since I only have birds and no four-legged creatures and plan on having a demanding career in the future, this might be something more manageable than an actual pet (for now). My only real concerns in the future is of course preservation/longevity and future support for the model. It seems somewhat of a bad idea to drop so much on something you might only get, say, a year or less out of before it starts to break. (i.e. skin cracking/tearing, robotics failure, battery failure to hold charges, etc.) Worse would be to lose the support in the event these things happen.
I'm just debating if going for the old model first would be ideal, or just saving for the newer model since it has so much more to it and has been upgraded so-to-speak. But I do occasionally find decently priced older models for under $200. Hm.
@JHud: Being a gamer, I'd probably be picking the gaming laptop over the Pleo any day only because I could do more with it and it'd fit my needs more. XD But that's just personal preference.