OK, now you may look at the title of this post and think that I have lost it but keep with me!
I am infact talking about this little critter:
He is the afore mentioned Nabaztag and is a very cool little device created by Violet. The Nabaztag is Wi-Fi enabled and connects to the internet via your wireless network, once connected the Nabaztag can perform a whole host of internet tasks such as: reading out a news or RSS feed, notifying you when you have a new email or even wiggling it’s ears when someone visits your site (not advised for high traffic sites!).
Along with the Nabaztag, there is the mir:ror & the nano:ztag -
(the mir:ror is the white disc shaped object and the little rabbits are the nano:ztags)
These are slightly different from the Nabaztag, the mir:ror is an RFID reader & the nano:ztags contain programmable RFID chips. The nano:ztags can be programmed to perform an event on your PC when they are placed onto the mir:ror - these events can be anything from: locking your computer to sending a twitter update.
Personally, I think that the aesthetics of the different products is spot on and especially with the nano:ztags, these micro rabbits offer a relatively new and emerging technology in something which has quite a broad visual appeal.
I am currently working on a project which aims to create a game utilizing both the nano:ztags & the Nabaztag. The project will make use of the API for the Nabaztag however as of yet there is no API for the nano:ztag which is making my job all the more challenging!