This quirky little white rabbit called Karotz aims to be your very own little robotic personal assistant. But remember, this is less of a tidy up that mess, make me a meal and do my homework robot and more of a play me a nice song and tell me how many unread emails I have robot. Karotz can do a range of things, like surf the internet to answer a question, select and read emails, play you music, keep guard over your home (with a camera not a weapon), wake you up with your favourite radio station, read blogs out loud and even provide kids with a range of games and educational activities. It has built-in voice recognition software, so you can speak to it directly, or control it using your smart phone (it has a special controller app for that) or your PC. There are also a few other cool additions too, like different coloured ears and accessories for the little guys and the chance to interact with the wider Karotz community at www.karotz.com. It's more of an unusual choice than chocolates or flowers, but less high maintenance than a puppy. Available from Karotz for $129.99.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, the shops are filled with pink fluffy rubbish, your loved up friends are discussing over-priced restaurant options and all your single friends are either desperately stalking Facebook for a date or they’re planning on completely ignoring the romantic festivities altogether.
If you have a special someone to buy a present for this year (yes, your cat counts), then why not find something they’ll actually use rather than a cute and completely ridiculous teddy bear holding a heart or a singing cushion. Eww.
Here’s our list of Valentine’s day treats, most are pretty useful, a few are admittedly a bit pink and silly, but we’re pretty sure they’ll put a smile on any geeky girl’s face either way… Awh.