Your New Pal, STone8
Robots come in all shapes and sizes these days. From the advanced that require code sequencing to maneuver around and cost hundreds of dollars, to the cheap and generic that offer minimal play and cost next to nothing. I’d like to introduce you to STone8, a brand new interactive pal, that offers a lot of features and innovations built inside, but also allows you to decide how the play experience unfolds.
What’s really special about STone8 is its ability to interact with the child, with OR without a screen. In other words, STone8 can be played completely hands-on, no table/smartphone required. That’s right, it’s up to the child to interact and keep his or her new pal happy. Thanks to STone8’s light up eyes and multi-colored antenna you’ll know exactly how STone8 is feeling. For example, petting your STone8 shows love and makes them happy, while shaking or dropping STone8 will make them scared and sad.
STone8, an interactive pal that comes to life through your play and care. STone8 acts as your interactive BFF with loads of personality and features a full array of sensors allowing it to navigate and interact with the world. It’s your responsibility to keep STone8 healthy and happy.
Watch the robot’s emotions change through your play and attention. STone8 shows its true feelings through its light-up eyes and multi-color antenna and at the same time, the highly expressive robot can interpret your feelings, moods, and emotions based on your interactions. For example, petting your STone8 shows love and makes them happy, while shaking or dropping STone8 will make them scared and sad.
The front, back, and side sensors allow STone8 to respond to your motion and voice. By using hand gestures, you can move STone8 in any direction and STone8 will even turn on its own to avoid objects obstructing its path. Just clap or snap your fingers and STone8 will move toward the sound, always staying by your side like a true pal. Not only does STone8 interact with you but all STone8’s can interact with other STone8’s too.
A STone8 App is available to enhance the experience BUT is not necessary if you’re a parent looking to control screen time. The app unlocks extra games and features including Sumo Mode, Patrol Mode, and Free Control for further fun. It can also help track the robot’s mood, appetite, health, and intelligence as part of the “Body Mode”.
STone8 comes in two colors, blue and purple OR pink and white and is exclusively available at Target for a suggested retail price of $59.99.