In early 2006, we saw our first Pleo from UGOBE, and we were certain that this adorable robot was going to be a hit for Christmas 2006. Unfortunately, not only did the product fail to hit the shelves that year, but it looks like battery problems in v2 may negatively impact the release of the new version this Christmas. So, as we begin to prepare our Gadget Gurus Christmas lists, it looks like one of our favorite "hopefuls" will be missing the list again.
If you are a design/manufacturing/marketing professor at a major University, you may want to add Pleo to your list of case studies, but for now at least, this may be the only list you'll be seeing this ingenuous product on.
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