I am sure you have all seen the Teksta Puppy but now there is a new animal in town, Teksta Toucan and we were luckily enough to be chosen to review it.
My daughter was very excited when it arrived and couldn’t wait to play with it unfortunately she did have to wait until a few days later as I had to get some batteries for it, it requires 4 x AA batteries which are not included.
As soon as I had the batteries we switched Teksta Toucan on. It has 3 buttons on the front two are programme buttons and the centre one is the on and off button. It also has a room defender sensor, microphone and a light sensor.
We started with the LT setting which is changed by a switch on the back of the base, this is basically manual mode. He defends the room, if you are too near the sensor he will shout ‘who goes there?’ In a very pirate kind of voice. He also chatters to himself, dances, and tells you he loves you. It is rather cute.
There is also the Bluetooth mode, just download the Teksta Toucan app on iPad or android and you can get so much more of the robot toucan and the great thing is you do not need to be connected to the wi-fi with it after you have initially downloaded the app. Now this is where the fun starts. He will tell jokes, he does magic tricks, and plays games. The magic tricks we have tried are mathematical tricks and my daughter has done this a few times already and she is always amazed at how Teksta Toucan manages to get the answer correct, every time!
His impressions are very funny animals and cartoon type voices, he also has voice recognition and interacts with you with or without the Teksta Toucan app. He also plays 7 programmed songs and dances along them but you can also play your own music using the Bluetooth connection and he dances along to those too.
Here is a little demo of Teksta Toucan on manual mode;
When speaking to him he really listens to you and responds, this done via the app.
When he is switched on he moves his head, he ruffles his head feather, his flaps his wings, his eyes light up and are expressive, his beak moves and he rolls back and forth on his perch.
My daughter really likes Teksta Toucan, she thinks it is great and is always talking to it. She is having so much fun with a toy, even when not using the app.
Teksta Toucan would make a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift for girls or boys and is suitable for ages 7 years and up. It is priced at around £59.99. For more information visit www.character-online.co.uk
Disclaimer: I received Teksta Toucan in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.