We know how it is. You’d like to hear the soothing pitter-patter of little cockroach feet running across your floor, but you keep such a tidy house, you can’t attract any. You turn on the kitchen light in the middle of the night, and… nothing.
Once again technology is here to help us out. Desk Pets, providers of a number of small remote controlled robot toys, is introducing Skitterbot, an electronic creepy crawly to entertain you or make the cat jump — maybe both at the same time.
The Skitterbot is a little six-legged beastie with light-up eyes, that recharges via USB. They come in four colors, red, blue, green, or clear, each operating on its own frequency to make racing, fighting or working together toward world domination all possible. And with its one foot per second travel speed, it’ll be safely hidden behind the refrigerator before you can smack it with a rolled up newspaper.
If you think the Skitterbot is what’s been missing from your life, you can remedy that situation immediately, picking one up at Toys “R” Us or Radio Shack for a mere $20.