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Gadget Review

Beat Bot
Build Your Own Robot Speaker


Manufacturer: NPW
RRP: £9.95
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Bring the party to life with Beat Bot, a mono flat pack music speaker with personality. This build-your-own 3D automatron is a funky card companion for your mobile phone, or mp3 player. To assemble simply stick together the numbered tabs then attach the adjustable arms, legs, and head to create a mechanical music maestro. Hook up to anything with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket to bring your creation to life - no batteries required. Packing a TW speaker in to a shiny silver casing, the Beat Bot is a stylish addition to any desktop...

Review imageIf, like me, you're totally useless at constructing flat pack furniture, then you may wince at the thought of this Beat Bot self assembly robot speaker. But rest assured, this is flat pack without too much hassle. The kit comes with everything you need (apart from glue) to get your own robot speaker system up and running. It's has a simple cardboard design with a metallic, foil side to give it a metal appearance.

And, to be honest, you don't even have to construct this as a robot. You can easily just make the box with the speaker housed in it, and then construct something yourself out of any material you have lying around (like they used to do on Blue Peter). When fully assembled, the robot measures 196mm (H) x 128mm (W) x 63mm (D).

For younger members of the family, this will make an interesting present, especially as it allows them to construct something of use. And while the sound is not overly great, for the £10 RRP, you really can't grumble.


Nick Smithson

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