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ThinkGeek Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener Review

Oct 18 2010, 2:00pm CDT | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

Cool pencil sharpener will make all the kids want to do homework

ThinkGeek Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener Review
 
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Today I am looking at a suitably geeky pencil sharpener from ThinkGeek perfect for early in the back to school season called the Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener. You would be able to get the jest of what this thing is from the name of the product alone. It's cool, kids will love it, and it makes doing homework more enjoyable, read on for all of the details.

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Specifications

The Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener is 4-inches tall and has a pencil sharpener inside his chest. The pencil wood ribbons are stored inside the robots head until you are ready to empty it out. The bot walks when wound with a pencil or the included key. You can pick one up for $5.99 right now.

In Use

Geeks and robots go together like peanut butter and jelly for the most part. Unless that robot is a killer like the one in the old sci-fi flick Saturn 3. Most robots are benign though like my pal Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener. When school started back up I was looking for some cool school gadgets that would be fun for my kids to use when doing homework. One of the interesting and cheap little gadgets that caught my eye was the Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener from ThinkGeek.

The bot has red legs, a black body with faux buttons and arms that move. The arms are sized to hold a pencil and the thing can walk around with pencil in its claws if you want. The chest opens with two doors to reveal the normal pencil sharpener that does the job of sharpening your wooden pencils. As you sharpen you pencil (assuming you turn hard enough and the pencil is fat enough) the robot is wound up.

After you remove the pencil, the robot will walk across your desk or table. You can sharpen a pencil without winding the bot up though, which is important if someone will actually be using this thing at school. The Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener also ships with a silver plastic key that you can use to wind the bot up for play when you don’t need a sharp pencil. All you need to do to empty the little robot is flip open the clear head and dump it out.

If you have to have a pencil sharpener, the thing might as well be cool and fun. The Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener certainly fits the bill. Be warned though, I found that this sharpener is so cool that it tends to draw envious stares from other kids and more than one brawl of 6-year-olds ensued when everyone wanted to play with it at one time.

Verdict

Pros

  • Coolest pencil sharpener ever
  • Cheap

Cons

  • May be too cool for school
 

Conclusion

The Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener is the coolest pencil sharpener ever. The only downside is that some teachers might think it is a toy and not allow it in class.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

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