Cozmo Robot £159.98 @ Amazon
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Cozmo Robot £159.98 @ Amazon

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paulj4810 m ago

its a bit more than just that, looked really good on the TV the other night


A toy that looks good in a TV advert. Who would have thought it.

paulj4826 m ago

You couldn’t be further away from the truth if you tried.The controlling d …You couldn’t be further away from the truth if you tried.The controlling device (running the App) has to connect directly to a WiFi hotspot created by Cozmo itself therefore there is no internet connection when in use at all. The donor controlling device actually loses the ability to be connected to the internet due to being connected to this hotspot.


I wasn't trying to lie or mislead Paul. I was giving my perception based on the reviews I've seen. Even with what you've said my point about the AI being built into the device is still valid, it appears not to function without that tether. It also doesn't return to its charger when its battery is running low which apparently ruins the appeal and even some robotic vacuum cleaners can manage that. It's not cheap and I'd personally expect more, simple as that.

People get very protective of products and brands despite the fact that all people want to do is make a decision based on debate/facts. I came to this thread because I was actually interested in purchasing. I read a mixture of reviews and decided that the positive ones appear to be by those who have been bowled over by the product on first impression. I wonder if you asked the same people to review it some months later whether they will say the same thing.

If you want the limited edition it’s £30 off at argos now £169.99
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Great. Glad I held off buying this til now. Thanks

Still expensive for what it is (voted hot for the discount)

If you want the limited edition it’s £30 off at argos now £169.99
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argos.co.uk/pro…455?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156%7Ccid:189934165%7Cagid:18091992205%7Ctid:aud-144400486596:pla-96718966405%7Ccrid:77627766925%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:3893786542807136552%7Cdvc:t%7Cadp:1o3%7Cmt:%7Cloc:1007410&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlKSq8K3o1wIVRbobCh0t5w0OEAQYAyABEgLBKfD_BwE

Just ordered from Amazon, but that black limited edition one from Argos looks awesome!

If you top up £50, Amazon give you an extra £5. So it made it just a little cheaper.
Edited by: "Sponge" 1st Dec

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I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control forklift and way overpriced

hd01451 h, 31 m ago

If you want the limited edition it’s £30 off at argos now £169.99[Image] ht …If you want the limited edition it’s £30 off at argos now £169.99[Image] http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7098455?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156%7Ccid:189934165%7Cagid:18091992205%7Ctid:aud-144400486596:pla-96718966405%7Ccrid:77627766925%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:3893786542807136552%7Cdvc:t%7Cadp:1o3%7Cmt:%7Cloc:1007410&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlKSq8K3o1wIVRbobCh0t5w0OEAQYAyABEgLBKfD_BwE



plus a £10 voucher for spending over £100 making the net price the same.
Edited by: "paulj48" 1st Dec

thedoctor1ko8 m ago

I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control …I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control forklift and way overpriced



its a bit more than just that, looked really good on the TV the other night

paulj4810 m ago

its a bit more than just that, looked really good on the TV the other night


A toy that looks good in a TV advert. Who would have thought it.

I've recently picked this up from Amazon in the US for £133, but heat added as this is the best price I've seen in the UK.

MysticalUndies6 m ago

A toy that looks good in a TV advert. Who would have thought it.



No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a selection of toys for Christmas.

thedoctor1ko31 m ago

I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control …I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control forklift and way overpriced



My kids are getting their heads around coding through using Scratch. The update to Cozmos coding lab will give it a very similar vertical visual programming thingy - so I'm banking on Cozmo being a fun way for them to learn a bit more about about coding. Hourses for courses though - won't appeal to everyone.

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paulj487 m ago

No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a …No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a selection of toys for Christmas.


I saw that too. It picked up a box and then dropped it then did a flip onto its back wheels. I didn't think it looked that good tbh. Unless you can use it to teach kids basic programming too but it didn't suggest you can program it to do things. The price is hugely inflated for what it is.

MysticalUndies15 m ago

The price is hugely inflated for what it is.


Makes me laugh when people say that about products, do you know the R & D costs and do you know what components it contains and the manufacturing costs? if so please divulge so we can make our own mind up if the item is 'hugely inflated'

I looked at getting this last year, the reviews were terrible.

paulj4812 m ago

Makes me laugh when people say that about products, do you know the R & D …Makes me laugh when people say that about products, do you know the R & D costs and do you know what components it contains and the manufacturing costs? if so please divulge so we can make our own mind up if the item is 'hugely inflated'


It would be great if the AI was within the unit itself but it seems not, according to the reviews it needs to be tethered to the app (and presumably Internet connected the entire time through the app) apparently it stops working immediately without the app. So I would ask what the point is really, especially if your £150 toy is going to stop working if they stop providing the app/Internet support for it. According to the other reviews when it has got past its initial charming routines it becomes predictable and there are concerns that as it relies so heavily on its connection back home to its manufacturer they could start charging to unlock extra features.

I know these are all only very negative points raised but they are still valid points to raise none the less for essentially a plastic shell that has all of its smarts via the Internet backend. The price is reflecting the fact they will need to keep the online service running for a respectble amount of time.

Still, on the flip side a lot of kids toys cost a lot and are then never played with past a few weeks so I guess what's new! If you can afford it and are stuck for a present then why not.
Edited by: "wandaluzt" 1st Dec

paulj481 h, 0 m ago

plus a £10 voucher for spending over £100 making the net price the same.



No it doesn't. It makes whatever you buy from Argos next £10 cheaper. Only any good if you're actually planning on doing that.

Good price for this, but I actually went for the Meccano M.A.X when it was 50% off at Argos and Amazon. Feel like it has more usability...

paulj481 h, 24 m ago

No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a …No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a selection of toys for Christmas.


I thought it looked pretty poor. Showing it carry a couple of cubes and pulling a wheelie didn't come across as cutting edge...

But might have some appeal to kids.

These expensive toys so reliant on apps just won't last in years to come.

Managed to snag a 'warehouse - brand new' deal, thanks OP

toonarmani19 m ago

But might have some appeal to kids.


I think that’s the idea
Edited by: "paulj48" 1st Dec

wandaluzt1 h, 8 m ago

there are concerns that as it relies so heavily on its connection back …there are concerns that as it relies so heavily on its connection back home to its manufacturer they could start charging to unlock extra features.I know these are all only very negative points raised but they are still valid points to raise none the less for essentially a plastic shell that has all of its smarts via the Internet backend.


You couldn’t be further away from the truth if you tried.

The controlling device (running the App) has to connect directly to a WiFi hotspot created by Cozmo itself therefore there is no internet connection when in use at all. The donor controlling device actually loses the ability to be connected to the internet due to being connected to this hotspot.

solid15 m ago

Managed to snag a 'warehouse - brand new' deal, thanks OP


Is it still taking 20% off on warehouse products

Qadir19804 m ago

Is it still taking 20% off on warehouse products


Sadly, no

thedoctor1ko2 h, 23 m ago

I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control …I don't understand the appeal of this, it's just a small remote control forklift and way overpriced


You sound like you've already made up your mind that this is rubbish. But for everyone else, check out the videos online. This thing can do loads of stuff. My son is into his robotics, coding, building stuff and he's going to be over the moon with this.

solid4 m ago

Sadly, no


Thanks for confirming

paulj4826 m ago

I think that’s the idea


Sorry, missed off "very young". My 8 and 10 year olds weren't impressed, but must appeal so some and it's a discount on the RRP (although about £10 less than other places like John Lewis)
Edited by: "toonarmani" 1st Dec

paulj4826 m ago

You couldn’t be further away from the truth if you tried.The controlling d …You couldn’t be further away from the truth if you tried.The controlling device (running the App) has to connect directly to a WiFi hotspot created by Cozmo itself therefore there is no internet connection when in use at all. The donor controlling device actually loses the ability to be connected to the internet due to being connected to this hotspot.


I wasn't trying to lie or mislead Paul. I was giving my perception based on the reviews I've seen. Even with what you've said my point about the AI being built into the device is still valid, it appears not to function without that tether. It also doesn't return to its charger when its battery is running low which apparently ruins the appeal and even some robotic vacuum cleaners can manage that. It's not cheap and I'd personally expect more, simple as that.

People get very protective of products and brands despite the fact that all people want to do is make a decision based on debate/facts. I came to this thread because I was actually interested in purchasing. I read a mixture of reviews and decided that the positive ones appear to be by those who have been bowled over by the product on first impression. I wonder if you asked the same people to review it some months later whether they will say the same thing.

Sponge24 m ago

You sound like you've already made up your mind that this is rubbish. But …You sound like you've already made up your mind that this is rubbish. But for everyone else, check out the videos online. This thing can do loads of stuff. My son is into his robotics, coding, building stuff and he's going to be over the moon with this.


Doesn't help that their advert is poor which gave me the impression I've repeated here

I've been keeping my eyes on this for a while now. £155 total imported from Amazon.com so about as good as it gets right now with less hassle.

On the flip side I'm wanting this for a 3 year old. Ridiculous I know but it's a very intelligent robot pet that actually recognises people's faces(calls one daddy) and gets angry etc. He's almost certainly too young but I'm not

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tomwenn2 h, 33 m ago

I looked at getting this last year, the reviews were terrible.


It’s only been released this year hasn’t it? Are you confusing it with something else?

paulj483 h, 16 m ago

No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a …No, not a TV advert. The program with Philip Scofield where he looked at a selection of toys for Christmas.


Yeah. A TV advert

I bought this for my son last year from the US and he loves it. It recognises people's faces when you programme it and goes in a huff when you beat it playing quick tap games

paulj484 h, 22 m ago

Makes me laugh when people say that about products, do you know the R & D …Makes me laugh when people say that about products, do you know the R & D costs and do you know what components it contains and the manufacturing costs? if so please divulge so we can make our own mind up if the item is 'hugely inflated'

Makes me laugh when the price of items like these drop like stones after people realise it doesn't actually do anything.

Cozmo needs a permanent phone connection to its own WiFi, you'll have to disconnect from your own WiFi, in order for it to function. I would have bought one for the boy, except that that resilience on the phone put me off. Cozmo appears to be as thick as pigsh... without a phone.

MysticalUndies4 h, 24 m ago

Makes me laugh when the price of items like these drop like stones after …Makes me laugh when the price of items like these drop like stones after people realise it doesn't actually do anything.


Guess you don't need to worry about it anyway as you won't be buying one.

Not buying one as I don't have kids, but have some heat as it's a good price.

This is going back a bit ...

I'm sure these were around, about 20 year's ago or so? (unless I'm mistaken?), lol.
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