Toy for the Smartphone / Tablet Generation
Review & Giveaway
Do you have a child that is always playing on a smartphone or tablet of some kind? Seems like we all do, right? That “play” is great as long as we as parents can guide them into the fun educational learning play to help them develop the technical skills they will need in this world when they become adults. The Ozobot is the toy for the this generation of kids.
Ozobot brings tech play into their world. It is more than just playing a game on an app. This is an actual one-inch robot that moves kids from augmented reality back to physical play. Really, this would be a great gift for anyone, kids and grownups alike will find Ozobot’s games to be a strategic and competitive fun time.
Designed by electronics company Evollve, the robot’s capacity for fun and learning are endless. Playing with this tiny bot introduces kids to simple (or complex) coding, expands their imaginations and encourages life skills such as deductive reasoning. Like Dorothy following the yellow brick road to Oz, kids use color –black, red, green and blue — to program Ozobot to follow a path forward, backwards, fast, slow, right, left and more. So clever is the technology that the bot can move on physical surfaces like paper and digital planes like an smart phone or tablets. As long as there is a colored line or digital flash codes of red, blue, green or black, Ozobot will move at the command of the color or pattern of colors.
What’s Inside the Box
We received the Ozobot Creative Fun Robotics to Learn & Play – Dual Pack to facilitate this review. Inside the box is 2 Ozobots, 2 standard cover skins + 2 limited edition skins, game & instruction cards, 2 protective carrying cases, 2 custom micro-usb cables.
Additionally, we received markers and print outs you can print from the Ozobot Gamezone Print & Play page for additional fun!
What You Will Need/Want to Play
Here are the Apps you can use to play:
- OzoLuck App • Free available at both Apple Store and Google Play, a social game of chance in which Ozobot travels on a maze and randomly chooses lucky outcomes
- OzoPath App • Free ~ a strategic game to try to out maneuver your opponent to get Ozobot to home base
- OzoDraw App • Free ~ a drawing and exploration app to test Ozobot’s intelligence
You will need to use an iOS or Android device to play any of the free apps, and that while Ozobot does work on phones, tablets really do work best as far as being able to see the game boards.
No worries if you do not have a smart phone or tablet device though, this product also works great with colored markers on paper, which I think is one of the amazing features about it! Simply start with a plain white paper, and thick RED GREEN, BLUE & BLACK markers. They also have this website page with great videos you can watch to learn how to better draw fun mazes!
Watch In Action
My Homemade Video:
Ozobot is designed for kids ages 13+ but, trust me approved for adults too! This tiny customizable robot comes to life when you create mazes, tracks and playgrounds on paper, game boards and digital screens. Of course all of you are familiar with Mr. H. He just turned 9 years old and I do believe this will be a fun toy for him this Christmas. As long as I am there with him to help him play it will be great fun!
My suggestion…if you happen to be buying anyone in your family a tablet this holiday season grab an Ozobot to go along with it! With astonishing color sensing technology, this little bot uses a micro USB based rechargeable LiPoly battery. They only took about a half hour to fully charge then they last 90 minutes of continuous operation on a single charge.
TIP: The only problem/issue I had with the Ozobots was getting them out of the package. lol I know I am silly but, it took me forever to figure out that when you press on the plastic holder of the Ozobot you SLIDE IT FORWARD. I was trying to pull it straight up. 🙂
Since you actually do not have to have a phone or tablet to play these are great for a family fun day!!
- Game Idea:
Have two family members draw a maze on a piece of paper. You can make rules saying you have to have so many inches of maze.
Then race to see who’s Ozobot finishes first!
Super easy yet super fun and educational!!
Where to Buy
Amazon has three different packs to purchase:
Ozobot Creative Fun Robotics to Learn & Play – Single Pack, Crystal White $49.99
Ozobot Creative Fun Robotics to Learn & Play – Single Pack, Titanium Black $49.99
Ozobot Creative Fun Robotics to Learn & Play – Dual Pack, 1 Crystal White & 1 Titanium Black $99.99
Visit Ozobot.com for complete retail listing.
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Once lucky reader will receive an Ozobot Creative Fun Robotics to Learn & Play
Single Pack rv$49.99
Use the entry form below to enter! Open to US residents only. Ends 11/25/14 at 11:59 EST
Tara O. says
I think my daughter would love to play with this!
Sacha Schroeder says
My think my son would really enjoy this.
ken ohl says
love to win this for my little niece. thankyou, ken
Kim Kihega says
I think my daughter would love it!
Dorothy Boucher says
to be honest I am not sure… maybe my older grandson
I think my god son would love playing with this!
My friend’s 10 year old would love this.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
My nephew would have a blast with this!
Denise Elliott says
I think both my son and daughter would love this they love all the new tech stuff
Anastasia Falling says
I would definitely love this! So I would give it to my kids so I can play with it too )
Linda Manns Linneman says
My grandkids would really enjoy this.
I think I would have playing with this but I think my niece would really love it.
Wendi W says
I KNOW MY SONS WOULD get a kick out of this
Janice Crespo says
All of us would love this, but Amy would love it more than all of us, so it would be for her.
Gale McCarron says
My Grandsons would get a kick out of this one!
Jessamine D. says
My 6 year old daughter would have fun playing with this. 🙂
Jaime Nicole says
My tween daughter would LOVE this!
Jaclyn Reynolds says
Wow, my boys would get a kick out of these! Thank you for the chance!
Anne Marie Carter says
My son would love to play with this!
Josie T. says
My husband would have fun with this!
Ashley C says
I’d love to play with this myself! Lol then I’d probably give it to a younger cousin…maybe…
Lisa Queen says
My grandson for sure. He loves playing on his tablet.
My grandson would love this
sandy weinstein says
i have a friend who has 2 little boys that would love this …
Sheila Owen says
I think my niece would love this.
Jennifer Rote says
I think my grandson would like this.
Amy M says
This sounds a little bit goofy, but I’d love to play this with the cats… I think they’d be hilarious!
judy sizemore says
my grand son
Maria Iemma says
My grandson would be thrilled if I won the Ozobot. Anything that is techy is for him.
Heather B says
I think my oldest son would really enjoy playing with this
Yvette Figueroa says
My sons would love this maze!
Penny Delgado says
My two daughters would have great fun with this
Robin Abrams says
I do believe my son would absolutely love this and have fun playing with it
crystal sheckles-gibson says
I would love to play this with my daughter. I had never heard of this. Thank you.
Shirley Martin-Tutolo says
I think my grandson would love this toy. It looks like a lot of fun.
My son would absolutely love this!
Lisa Gibson says
I think myself and my children would get use from this. I just need to buy a smart ph one or tablet.. We have none in the house lol..
Amy H. says
While both of my daughters would enjoy this toy, I think my husband would enjoy playing with it the most 🙂
Ron Miller says
the wife & son
Brett M says
Would play with this with both my kids.
Cindy B says
I would have fun with my oldest and my hubby playing this game… someday my lil one, too.
Seyma Shabbir says
This is so cool! My 2 sons would love to play with this!
Kimberly A. says
My daughter and her friends.
My nieces and nephews for sure!
Tina M says
My kids would love this
Nichole Smith says
I would have fun playing with the ozobot lol! But I know my kids would enjoy it too so I would give it to my son.
Morgan Patrice says
I think my daughter would love this! I’m always trying to get her interested in STEM activities and this looks perfect!
My grandbabies would love this,thanks
April Farley says
Honestly all of our Grandbabies would love this toy BUT I think my Hubbie would have the most fun with it! He is a big kid at heart!
Klydra Pugh says
My oldest son would enjoy this.
Thanks for the chance.
My husband and daughter would have fun with this!
My niece or nephew would love this.
My daughter would love this!
My Son would really enjoy this, that is if he can get it away from my Grandson =)
Lisa Hart says
My husband would love to play with it.
Would love this for my boys
Kim Miller says
My hubby would probably love playing with this, sometimes I think he is still a boy trapped in a mans body!
I think my grandchildren would enjoy this. They seem to be about the right ages.
Emily Cargile says
I think my whole family would actually love this!
Marci Wright says
My son would absolutely love this!
Pam O says
My son would love this, he loves all things robotic.
Jennifer Hiles says
I think my 12 year old step daughter would have the most fun with this. Or maybe my husband, lol. Tough call.
Misha Estrada says
My son would love this.
Margaret Smith says
My two sons would really love this ozobot.
Jesse S says
I would love to play with my two nephews!
Beth R says
Pretty sure my kids and husband would love it
I would enjoy giving this to my nephew
I would have fun playing.
heather eg kaufman says
I think it would be fun for all of us!
I think my second to youngest granddaughter would enjoy this the most.
that would be me
Ruth Griffeth says
I think my kids and “NOT” hubby will have a blast playing with these. Let’s face it us “older” kids end up having a blast with these kinds o things
Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says
My son would have a great time playing with these.
Daniel M says
bet my nephew would like
nicole dz says
My son and my daughter would have tons of fun playing with the Ozobot.
Sandra Watts says
My son and my husband both would probably like playing with it.
denise low says
My grandson wants this toy.
veronica hay says
I think my son would really enjoy this!
Alesha ol says
My daughters would love this
sherry butcher says
My grand kids, all 6 of them !
sherry fowler says
my teenage son who loves electronics
Tina Bornheimer says
I think I would enjoy playing with the Ozobot. Great review!!!
My daughter would love to play with a robot!
Soha MOlina says
My daughter would love it.
carol clark says
i would give it for my son
I think my husband would be the first to really get into playing with this!
Connie Parrott says
My step son would love it.
PATTI F. says
I think my Grandson would have fun with this. Actually the whole family might have fun with it! (me included :))
my husband and kids
Sue E says
My 2 older grandsons & maybe myself
I’ve got nieces and nephews. Or me.
All my kids would love this.
Sherry Compton says
My son and grandson would enjoy this.
Karen Ulbright says
My niece! Omg she needs this! Girl power!!!
My niece would like this
My husband lol and our son when he gets old enough to play
Esperanza Gailliard says
My nine year old son would get a big kick out of this robot set!
Ann Fantom says
My daughter would love the Ozobot
My sweetheart might have fun playing with the Ozobot.
My son would love this, although I think his dad would take over for a while, lol.
My daughter would love this!
tammy shelton says
My Grandsons would enjoy this.
Heather Hollands says
My daughter would like this. Looks fun!
Jessica Pinkard says
My husband would have tons of fun with this.
Sarah L says
My brother would get a kick of of this, geek that he is.
Thanks for the contest.
Sara Zielinski says
I think my cousins would have a lot of fun playing with this toy.
Colleen Boudreau says
My niece would like this!
Heather C. says
My son would love this!!!
Lisa L. says
My son would enjoy this game.
Autumn Jojola says
All 3 of my kids would live playing with it!
leslie ross says
Me and my nephew
Sherry S. says
My nephews would love to play with this.
Joseph Dennis says
Our 10 year old would love this; of course so would his big brother 23; and Dad!!
My niece & nephew would enjoy this..
I would love playing with them but I’ll have to hide them from my kids. If they start playing with them they may leave with them.
I think my son would have a blast with this.
I think my brother in law would love this! Thank you!
David Smith says
I think my son and I would both have a lot of fun with this little guy.
Linda Szymoniak says
I know my daughters would love this (and I’d have fun with this, too).
Joanne Roberts says
I would love to give this to my grandson. He is so curious, I’m sure this would entertain him
Terry F says
My son and his robotics team!
Kelli Haynie says
My niece would love the Ozobot!
sheila ressel says
I think my niece would really enjoy playing with this.
Sherry Bracy says
I have 5 Grandchildren & 2 Grown children who would LOVE to play with this! and of course me too lol !
Emilie Proctor says
My son would love this!
Linda H. says
My daughter would absolutely love this.
Francine Anchondo says
My daughter would love it
Jessica Edwards says
i think that my husband would enjoy this prize the most!
Katherine Riley says
One of my sons would love this!
linda w. says
My kids would definitely love this.
Richard Hicks says
I think the kids would have a fun time with it!
I think my niece ans nephew would have fun playing with this.
My young cousins would love this.
Mare W says
My son would love this, I think.
Robin Pearson says
I think my grandson.
Laura Lanza says
My niece Morgan would love this.
My husband and our son
bev kimball says
My granddaughter and Grandson
Terri S. says
My 2 granddaughters (sisters) would enjoy playing with the Ozobot.
Lucy Lopez says
My granddaughter would have fun with this.
Miz Vickik says
My daughter would love it!
kayla sutton says
my three sons would love this!
Sindy Murray says
My whole family will love to play with the ozobot.
paula v says
My two nieces who are 11 and 13.
Donna Kellogg says
I think my nephew would have lots of fun with this.
Janette Polivka says
My 13 yr old son!
lissa crane says
All four of my kiddos would enjoy this! It’s nice to see the industry embracing technology and making it fun to learn!
Nancy Dyer says
I think my whole family would love this.
Patti Griner says
My great niece and nephew are of an age to enjoy this
Dawn Sterner says
I think my son, daughter, husband & maybe even me!
Susan Robbins says
I think my youngest daughter would have fun with this.
Lily Kwan says
My friend would have fun playing with the Ozobot!
Jessica Whitehouse says
I think my daughter and son would both like to play with this robot.
Raki A says
My kids will have fun
Richard Hicks says
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Angela Cash says
My nieces and nephew would have a blast playing with an Ozobot. Maybe they would even let me play!