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WowWee CHiP and COJI Powered by Duracell - #PowerImagination


We are now living in a technological world, where almost everything is done using technology, it's also why I truly believe in our kids having a STEM education. Our children are advancing in an alarming rate, and what I knew at age 4 is nothing compared to what my daughter knows. My pre-schooler can probably use the iPad much better than I can, and I'm always amazed at what she shows me, because to be honest, I had no idea those features existed. In a world where she is going to be exposed to technology, why not make it interesting and fun. Sure we have all those "smart apps" and we have all the educational apps, and we like to say, "let's make learning fun" and that's exactly what WowWee did when they came up with these two new "toys" that I'm going to be telling you about today.


First lets dive into the WowWee COJI.

Madison loves learning how things work and even as a pre-schooler, I'm of the belief that you're never too young. As a matter of fact, a lot of people were upset that I handed Madison an iPad at the age of 6 months, and since then it's been no turning back. I do everything with limits of course and of course that was no exception. While most of her toys are hands on to build her imagination, she does have quite a few toys that do require batteries and takes her imagination to that next level. The WowWee COJI is one such toy, and she couldn't wait to rip into the package. However, it needed 3AAA batteries and I NEVER use anything else but Duracell batteries. Not only do they last a long time, I know that I can depend on them. With a little guidance, she was able to install the batteries and I downloaded the COJI app from the app store and we were on our way to play.


Now you may be wondering why do I need to download an app to play. Well the WowWee COJI is no ordinary toy. It's actually a coding robot that teaches the basics of programming using something that our kids already know and love: Emojis! Madison was now learning sequencing, learning how to string commands along and watch COJI execute them. She was learning the basics through trial and error but the best thing was that she was learning without realizing that she was actually learning, all because she was having fun.


She was able to do all this using the app on the iPad and it was fun watching her select the commands and watching COJI's face light up with the command that she executed. She was mastering her critical thinking without even realizing it. Now COJI can be also used without the app since he reacts to physical stimulation. You can pick him up and tilt and shake and he would also respond to you but it's so much more fun with the app. Well that's what Madison says.

Note: COJI does not run well on carpet.


COJI is a ton of fun and also comes with levels of challenge so that you child can build his/her confidence and programming skills at their own pace. They get to learn problem solving all through game play and without even realizing that they're learning. For those with an android device, COJI is also compatible so no need to worry. COJI is also recommended for children ages 4+ and would make the perfect gift, after all Christmas is right around the corner.


Now I want to tell you a bit about WowWee CHiP. If you have a child that is wanting a pet and you're on the fence, I have to say that this is the best alternative. It's a pet that they can take care of without the actual "mess". As most of you know, my son is autistic but that doesn't stop him from wanting to learn and I encourage his love of science and learning. As a matter of fact, Madison wanted CHiP, while Mikael was more interested in COJI, that was until he saw all that CHiP could do. CHiP comes with a SmartBall and a SmartBand that utilizes bluetooth technology, but which also allows him to actually play with you. CHiP and the SmartBand comes with rechargeable batteries included that comes with a USB and SmartBed with AC adapter, while the SmartBall requires 4AAA batteries, and once again Duracell was there to rescue me.


Now CHiP is just like a real dog, but unlike our own cocker spaniels who doesn't listen to anything that we tell them, CHiP actually responds when you call and even plays fetch. CHiP uses bluetooth technology and just like COJI, there is an app which you can find in both the android and app store. However CHiP can be used by just using the SmartBand and it is how he recognizes you. I couldn't personally tell you how it worked so I got Mikael to explain it to me.

The SmartBand (shown below on his arm) is almost like a watch but is what controls CHiP. Using bluetooth technology they pair together and once it lights up blue, you know that they're both connected. The buttons are as follows:
a. The location pin at the top
b. The CHiP button in the center
c. The Like button on the left
d. The exclamation point on the right
e. The Doggy icon at the bottom

CHiP uses speech recognition technology and you can train CHiP that way. You usually start off by saying "Hey CHiP", his eyes will turn green and he'll woof and listen for your command. Commands such as "fetch", "sit down", "let's dance", etc. He also just loves when you pet him just like a real dog but be sure not to poke him, because also like a real dog, he doesn't like it and gets mad. CHiP also just loves playing fetch with his SmartBall. His sensors allows him to find the fall and he chases after it and brings it right back to you. There's a magnet that allows him to hold it while he's bringing it to you.


When CHiP is low on battery he will find his way to his SmartBed and automatically charge himself until he's ready for you to play with him again. You can know when he's ready for a charge because you'll also get a notification to your SmartBand, and also on your app. Your app is however needed for updates that you may receive to keep your CHiP up to date.

WowWee CHiP is a great way to get your kids to learn about taking care of a new pet, before introducing a new pet to them. And something to note is that no two CHiP will ever be the same since he relies on what you teach him. He'll be unique only to you. Mikael is super excited that he got his very own robotic pet and I'm happy that he has CHiP to call his very own.

Note: WowWee Chip can run on all surfaces and you can also rename him from the app.


You can purchase both WowWee CHiP and COJI at Toys"R"Us and don't forget to get your Duracell batteries because you're going to need them. After all, no other batter last longer and Duracell batteries are the #1 trusted brand by parents when it comes to battery operated toys and accessories. So power up your robotic toys and your kids imagination with Duracell!

Annmarie John
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  1. Thank you for your review. My son saw this on TV and was asking for it. I don't think that I can afford CHiP at the moment but I'm more than interested in getting COJI which is more in my price range. BTW I always use Duracell batteries too, everything else always last just a few days and then I have to buy more which is a waste of money.

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    1. Duracell batteries are the best and if I'm not using them, then there is a huge guarantee that I'll be buying new batteries in less than a week. BTW COJI is just as much fun as CHiP.

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  2. I love toys that help spark a kid's imagination and creativity. My twin granddaughters would love this.

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    1. I'm pretty sure she would. I can't think of any child who wouldn't.

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  3. How cool! I love that toys are moving to technology based learning for younger and younger kids. The sooner they start learning this stuff, the better equipped they'll be for the future.

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    1. That is very true and more and more toys are that way which can be good and also bad, because kids these days those use their imaginations as much anymore.

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  4. I'm so happy to see toys for all ages moving away from mindless sounds and random movements to something that can actually stimulate the mind while the kids have fun. I LOVE both of these.

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  5. I have never heard of COJI before. Thank you for discovering it to me. It sounds like a very fun product that kids would love.

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    1. It really is and if you have kids, they'll love it.

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  6. Love my Duracell batteries. That said this toy is too fun. i think i would enjoy playing with it more the n the kids. got to love the advances in technology adn toys.

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    1. Oh I don't use anything else but Duracell in my house either. The only way another set of batteries would make it, is if I ask my husband to pick up some and he just grabs anything.

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  7. This is so neat. I love toys that are also educational. This will make a great Christmas gift for my little niece.

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    1. It sure will and maybe you'll be a great auntie and get it for her.

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  8. I love how interactive this can be. Love to see how far technology has come! Looks like a great gift idea to tell the grandparents about.

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    1. That sounds like a very good idea to me!

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  9. This looks like so much fun, kids love playing with toys like these, I think my nephews would love these.

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    1. Are you thinking of getting it for them? I think they'll enjoy that very much.

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  10. I can't believe how far technology has come! My kids love to play with interactive toys like this.

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    1. So do my kids and they can never get enough.

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  11. What a great review. My daughter has seen this and asked about one for CHristmas. If it stimulates her towards a career or interest in STEM, I'm all for it!

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    1. Oh it will, and I say encourage her love of STEM learning!

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  12. Definitely a great litmus test for how well your kids would do with a real dog! And I love how interactive it is!

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    1. That's what I love about it and why get the real thing when you can get this?

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  13. We have some Wowwee products and my twins LOVE them! Chip and Coji look really fun!

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    1. We've had a few WowWee products over the years and CHiP and COJI did not disappoint.

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  14. These look like so much fun. I am sure my two would have a lot of fun with them.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that they would, who wouldn't?

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  15. I'm really liking that this can help present coding in a fun way. Coji and Chip use some pretty impressive technology!

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    1. Yes they sure do and they really surprised me as well. We are enjoying them.

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  16. We got to see Chip at the Best Buy Tech Home recently. He is such a cool little tech toy for kids.

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    1. That's awesome, he's every bit as you saw and he has been impressing us here as well.

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  17. I am amazed at how much technology our kids are exposed to and have no issue using these days. Definitely more advanced than me too. My girls would have really love CHiP. They always liked interactive toys like this when they were little.

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    1. Well I'm sure they have more advanced "interactive toys" now like their cell phones. Seems like that's what the older kids are into.

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  18. Oh wow! This is amazing! I love how modern toys helps develop kid's imagination!

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  19. That looks like a hot list item for Christmas. I wouid spend hours playing with this. I'll remember it for my Xmas shopping.

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    1. So are you getting it for the kids or for you? I wouldn't judge you at all.

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  20. My kids would love this toy. I just saw it in Target and I was checking it out.

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    1. That's great! Hopefully it makes it's way under your tree this Christmas.

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  21. What an awesome toy! Where were these things when we were kids?!

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    1. Oh I have no idea, but I get to enjoy them with my own kids even as an adult.

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  22. This is looks cool! I'm sure that my son would love this toy. Yes! We tested Duracell it takes good especially for toys.

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    1. Duracell is always the way to go when it comes to toys.

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  23. It's very true that children these days are much more advanced than we were at their age. These toys look like a great learning tool to keep things fun!

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    1. They sure are and yes they are. I know that my 4yr old knows way more than I do.

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  24. This is so cool! I love robotic toys like that! I had a "robocat" that played music in middle school. I loved that thing! LOL

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    1. That must have been a lot of fun, does it bring back good memories?

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  25. I think Stem education is so important more so than ever because of the advancement in technologies. Chip and Coji are great examples to use.

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    1. Oh I agree, STEM is very important and we need it more in the classroom.

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  26. I've never heard of COJI before and thi looks like it would make a great Christmas present. I used to have something similar as a kid and it was so much fun.

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    1. COJI would make an excellent gift. Do you have someone in mind?

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  27. I have heard about this toy and wondered if it was good as it sounded! It seems like the answer is yes!

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  28. Chip looks like a great troy for Christmas. My kids would have loved one when they were younger. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

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    1. Well it all depend on the age of your kids, because even as an adult I still had fun with it.

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  29. Ha,that is a fun alternative to a pet. I think I'd like to get it and a real one...bet they'd have fun playing together too (or I'd have fun watching the while we played with the robotic pet, lol). Fun!

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    1. My new kitten kept trying to chase it so I can say that you might get quite a reaction.

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  30. Coji and Chip look like a lot of fun. Kids really enjoy learning when it's fun. This is a great review with valuable information. It is easy to see what a great gift either one would be.

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    1. COJI and CHiP are fun and my kids had a blast, and still do, playing with them.

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  31. Batteries are a life necessity with parenting.
    Scarlet saw CHiP in a store recently and wanted him. I think it looks fun so it's added to the Christmas list.

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    1. That's awesome, and I agree with you. If you don't have batteries on hand, you're not parenting. LOL

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  32. What a cute toy!! I would love this if I were a kid! I think I had something similar to a robotic pet as a kid but it was nothing like this!

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    1. I had toys that did things when I was younger but you're right, they were never this cool.

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  33. Important to keep a bunch of extra batteries on hand - especially for those fab WowWee robots! That is the most fun robot I've seen! I want one myself! :)

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    1. Oh I always make sure to keep batteries on hand at all times. The kids are always in need for one thing or another.

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  34. Technology is a great way to engage kid's imagination and they're learning without realizing they're learning.

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    1. That is so true, learning through is one of the best ways to learn.

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  35. What a cool toy! My engineer husband would love to get this for our little girl when she's a little older!!

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    1. Oh I can see them playing together. They'll have a blast!

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  36. I have never heard of this!! Such a creative toy. Reminds me of the robot dog I had as a kid (haha). Of course this a major upgrade from that. Thanks for sharing this review. Definitely something to check out for the holiday season.

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    1. More than likely it might be. I remember the robot pets I had when I was younger didn't really do much and it was very repetitive. This is very different.

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  37. Perfect Christmas present for my nieces! Seriously! They would really enjoy this!

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    1. And you'll be the best auntie ever if you got it for them.

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  38. I swear these kids get the best toys. Technologically advanced but still educational I am sure this is perfect for sparking her little bright imagination!

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    1. I know right? When I was younger, I didn't have all this cool stuff EVER!

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  39. This is also good gift idea this coming Holidays! Kids will surely love that and appreciate.

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    1. It will make an excellent Christmas gift. Don't forget it under the tree this year.

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  40. Toys these days blow my mind! I am ready for a robot that will clean my house!!!

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    1. Oh that is exactly what I would love this year. Now I just gotta throw the hint out.

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  41. That looks like on neat little toy. It would be an excellent Christmas present for my nephew. I will have to remember this.

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    1. Your nephew will be one lucky little guy this Christmas if you do get it for him.

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  42. This Christmas I will not forget to stock up on batteries! The kids want to jump into playing & I won't disappoint.

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    1. Christmas is the worst day to forget the batteries. Make sure you stock up on your Duracell.

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  43. These look like a blast! I had something similar as a kid but not near as advanced!

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    1. Oh nothing we had back then was this advanced.

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  44. My kids have always loved these kinds of toys. Not to be biased, but I think they're pretty smart too!

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    1. We're all a little bit biased when it comes to our kids. :)

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  45. My kids love all the tech toys, and the apps that go with them! This one looks awesome! And yes, having batteries that last is key!

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    1. Without batteries, the holidays will be sad, gotta have them!

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  46. These sound like really cool toys. I think my daughter would love these and they would make great Christmas gifts.

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    1. Is it on your Christmas list for her? That would be great!

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  47. My kids would have so much fun with this! I know what I am going to be getting them for Christmas.

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    1. And I'm pretty sure that they'll be excited on Christmas day when/if you do.

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  48. Technology is amazing and if used properly it can really enhance our children's learning. I love CHIP and think my kids will too :-)

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    1. CHiP, I think is my favorite. While I love what COJI does, it's great to have a dog around that I don't need to feed.

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  49. My son has a robot like this one and he spends so much time with it. It's a great way to teach kids about technology and and science.

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    1. Yes it is and it seems like your son is on the right track in terms of his love for technology.

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  50. My daughter wants wowwow chee and keeps asking for one. Love this review and it is definitely a great toy that promotes learning!

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    1. Then I say get it for her, you don't want to disappoint her on Christmas day.

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  51. I think the autocorrect changed the name of chip! Sorry :(

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  52. Got to see these at a tradeshow about 2 years before they were actually released, I don't have children but if I did I bet they would want these! If I were still teaching I would want them for the classroom!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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