5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2009
There are a myriad of issues that I have with the Nabaztag/tag, but most of them can be worked around fairly easily, making it fun to use EVENTUALLY. Hence the 3/5
It didn't accept my WPA encryption despite supposedly being able to use it now. So I switched over to WEP and it worked fine.
It drops the network connection quite a lot if kept on 24/7, but then I don't need it running like that while I'm at work etc, so I bought a timed plug so that it powers down completely and then restarts the connection at sensible times.
More annoyingly, it doesn't recognise your local LAN at all for streaming audio etc, any MP3s you wish to use will always have to go via the web, so if you're on a limited bandwidth/shared connection, you will eat away at any allowance you have. Obviously messages etc use a lot less.
The web-based application for adding RSS feeds, news broadcasts etc is a bit slow, but very straight forward. It is frustrating to have to go on the computer to control the rabbit's basic message functions, but you don't have to do it that frequently, unless you were daft enough to use its messaging seriously.
I have to say controlling the Nabaztag (or any other if that particular owner on the Nabaztag network gives you access) directly yourself through a computer is VERY VERY EASY once you read the documentation, but given the end result is a bit of speech, a few ear wiggles and some flashing lights, I wouldn't expect it to be otherwise.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2008
Don't be fooled by the marketing material! This product has generated plenty of positive media coverage as it is (i) a great idea, and (ii) looks cool, but in reality it is let down by incredibly poor functionality. Without going into detail, very few of the claimed services work at all, and even fewer work consistently.
If you're not put off by this review, have a look at the various Nabaztag forums, full of disappointed and frustrated owners of what is effectively an extremely expensive paperweight.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2008
For what it is it is extremely expensive and to be honest a complete waste of money... thankfully in my case it was a gift, otherwise I would be even more disappointed.
Firstly, everything it supposedly does has to be configured and run from the Nabaztag website, that would be fine... unfortunately the services available there are very limited and of these most are extremely unreliable. About the only thing it does well is tell the time... and I already have a wristwatch for that!
Oh, and it's way too light to be useful as a paperweight too.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 4 May 2008
For the two people above who gave such negative reviews I am sure they don't have patience to learn everything about their bunny. At first it can be a little frustrating but once you get it going and understand how to use it properly it is not as bad as they make it out to be. So if you like gadgets, and are a patient person, (hey you can even write your own application for this bunny if you have the knowledge how to) then the bunny is a good way to stay informed without having to search the net yourself.