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Meet MiP - Your New Robot Friend!

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own.

How many of you have seen the movie iRobot? I remember watching it just a few weeks ago with my parents and thinking, "what if Robots did take over the world?". Well while I don't think I want them taking over the world it would be nice to have a robot friend. After all they were pretty cool in the movie. Well the good ones anyway. Well WowWee the leader in children robotic toys has decided to make robot friends just for us. Introducing MiP my new robot friend available in both black and white.

My brother was sent the white version of MiP and he couldn't have been more excited. This does require 4AAA batteries so be sure to have them on hand or you would totally miss out on the enjoyment of playing with this super amazing robot. So what makes this super amazing you ask? Well MiP is equipped with cutting edge GestureSense technology. This means that he will respond to your hand gestures and go wherever you want him to go. He also makes the cutest robotic sounds and will delight you while you play along with him.

Once your batteries are installed it surprised us at how easy it was to use. He rolls around on his two wheels and a simple move of your hand in-front of his infrared sensor controls his movement. He is able to go left/right, backward/forward and around in circles. Now if you feel uncomfortable using your hand gestures, the cool thing about MiP is that he can be controlled using the MiP app downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Android store.

Downloading the app and setting MiP to be controlled by the app was also easy. Seems like WowWee decided to make everything easy for us kids to use. Make sure you have your bluetooth enabled so that your app can find your MiP. Once you've found him there are quite a few things that you can do using your app. Here's what you can do!

  • Drive: Thanks to MiP’s heightened response technology, you can steer it in any direction and MiP will turn on a dime.
  • Path: Trace a path on along the screen of your Smart Device, and MiP will play it back.
  • Dance: Pick a song from your music library for MiP to dance along to! You control the speed, and intensity.
  • Boxing: Grab a buddy and put up MiPª's dukes. Last MiP standing wins!
  • Battle: Fire lasers at your opponent while trying to avoid damage by racing around. Ridiculously fun.
  • Stack: Place as many items as you can on MiP's tray to try and reach the top of the pillar. Highest score wins!
  • Cans: Select a mood chip and swipe it into your MiPª's head. Be careful what you wish for!

Now I did mention that the app isn't the only way you can control MiP. There is also the hand gestures. There is also however one other way to use the different modes of play. His wheels actually control the modes and each color of MiP is a different mode of play. His default mode which is blue detects your hand gestures and responds to claps and shakes.

Pink mode also known as the stack mode is where you use the included tray as seen in second photo above. MiP can balance items on his tray although not too heavy items and its recommended that you not place open liquid containers on there. After all he is an electronic and electronics and liquids don't play well together.

MiP can play tricks, dance and even track. It was fun watching him in dance mode and it would be great to have another so that they can have a dance off.

MiP does conserve his battery life is left for about 10 minutes. He goes into sleep mode and in order to wake him up, simply turn him off for about 10 seconds and turn him back on using his on/off switch located on his back.

My brother is totally enjoying playing with MiP both with his hand and with the app. He now has a new robot friend and he couldn't be happier. He says that both WowWee and MiP gets his BIG KIDS THUMBS UP!

Check out MiP in action!

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. This is so adorable. I think I've seen these mini robots in stores!

  2. The app makes it remote control, but I love the hand movement method. Kind of fun first robot for kids. Just need to learn how to talk next....

  3. I saw this at a store today, very cool. I am a bit nervous of robots though too many scary movies :)

  4. I saw this robot at a store today, very cool. I don`t think I need a robot though, too many scary movies :)

  5. Very neat! I had no idea something like this even existed :)

  6. I saw this in Target just yesterday and was wondering how it worked because it had a price tag of $100. My nephew was with me and said "I want that" and I said "not for that much money, maybe when it goes on sale". Good to know how it works and now maybe I might reconsider but really when it goes on sale. I'm thinking Black Friday sale.

  7. Adorable! I love these little things. Even though part of me is pretty afraid of robots. :)

  8. Wow, how cool is that?! I wish there were toys like THIS when I was little. :)

  9. How cool! I wonder if this will be this year's popular Xmas/Holiday gift!

  10. This looks like a fun gift for kids and the parents!

  11. This is such a cool toy. I want one for myself. Imagine a robot that you can control.

  12. Whoa! That is a cool toy! Thank you for your post. Let's see if my nephew has been good all year for Auntie Santa to get him one. ha ha! :)

  13. Your very own robot, how neat! Pretty cool to be able to use a robot when you're so young, too!

  14. What a great fun gift! My son loves robots and anything that moves really.

  15. I was never a fan of robots with all the sci fi scary movies I watched growing up this this irobot looks so cute and adorable

  16. This looks like it could never plenty of fun afternoons. Just don't let them take over the world!

  17. Aw! My sister would probably get a kick out of this. I'd get a kick out of seeing my cat react to it, lol.

  18. This is something I've never even heard of before. Looks like a cute robot toy.

  19. That is so awesome! I want a mip!!!!!!

  20. This is a neat gift idea and seems a bit more interesting than a remote control car. Thanks for sharing! :)


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