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    Skitterbot is the Fastest Legged Micro-Robot

    Desk Pets has released SKITTERBOT, the world’s fastest legged micro-robotic toy. It has a 5-function remote for racing, battling and exploring with other SKITTERBOTS, and its USB charger gives it a full charge for hours of use.

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    Desk Pets International Unleashes SKITTERBOT, the World’s Fastest Legged Micro-Robotic Toy

    U.S. availability nationwide at Toys “R” Us and Radio Shack stores, the SKITTERBOT’S unique patent pending 5-function USB remote allows for full control and quick & easy charging

    Toronto, Canada – (August 31, 2010)– Desk Pets International (HK) Limited, creator of interactive micro-robotic toys and gadgets with big-play value, releases SKITTERBOT, the world’s fastest legged micro-robotic toy.  SKITTERBOT’S 5-function remote provides full control and the 4 color, 4 frequency system allows for racing, battling, and exploring with multiple SKITTERBOTS. With a built-in USB charger battery cost is non-existent, giving SKITTERBOT hours of inexpensive playtime. Available now for $19.99 at Toys “R” Us and Radio Shack stores nationwide, SKITTERBOT provides hours of enjoyment like no other toy on the market.

    Skittering at a speedy one foot per second, the SKITTERBOT is the fastest micro-robotic toy commercially available. The remote is a simple controller that includes forward, backward, left, right, and stop buttons. SKITTERBOT’S controller comes equipped with a retractable USB charger which plugs directly into your desktop or laptop computer for charging. A quick 30 minute charge gives you 15 minutes of playtime. Once activated, SKITTERBOT comes alive with pulsing heartbeat eyes that provide a menacing glare as it scurries across the floor. Desk Pets’ combination of micro-robotic technology and interactive game play placed the SKITTERBOT in the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA) Top 30 Toys at the 2010 Toy Fair in New York City.

    Desk Pets International Managing Directors, Michael Trzecieski and David Piltz, are excited about taking interactive toys to a whole new level with the SKITTERBOT. “We’ve designed 4 colors, each with a separate frequency. This allows multiple users to race and battle SKITTERBOTS, providing more interaction and more control than any other comparable toy on the market,” says Trzecieski. Piltz highlights Desk Pets’ unique patent pending USB remote technology that really puts SKITTERBOT in its own category. “Charging the SKITTERBOT is easy and affordable. No need to spend hard earned money on new batteries every week, simply charge via USB and you’re good to go, quick, easy, and inexpensive.”

    SKITTERBOTS come in red, blue, green, and a clear shell which allows a closer look into the inner workings of the robotic bugs. To check out the SKITTERBOT video click HERE.

    SKITTERBOT features include:

    •    Fastest legged micro-robotic bug, traveling at one foot per second

    •    5 function remote includes controls for forward, back, left, right, and stop

    •    Retractable USB charger built into remote, 30 minutes of charge = 15 minutes of play

    •    Flashing red heartbeat eyes pulse when robot is at idle

    •    Each color (red, blue, clear, and green) operates on own frequency, allowing for multi-player racing and battling

    SKITTERBOT is available nationwide at Toys “R” Us and Radio Shack for $19.99.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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