Cozmo by Anki is a small robot with a personality. In the box you’ll find your little companion, three ‘’power cubes’’ and a charging dock, which Cozmo uses to get power and sleep.
Cozmo takes a page out of Tamagotchi’s notebook, craving attention. Cozmo has needs – These needs can be met by using the companion app. He needs to be fed, played with and tuned up. He recognizes faces, learns names and words and then proceeds to identify you and say your name, although in a very child-like manner, but adorable – nonetheless. Trying to teach him dirty words or naughty phrases will upset and embarrass him. Picking him up for too long gets him impatient and angry…He’s not a fan of being pushed over either.
You can play a number of games with Cozmo and his three power cubes, using the companion app. In the Code Lab, you can link a number of blocks together and ‘code’ Cozmo to do a number of things. This can be a source of hours of entertainment.
Brookstone Cat Ear headphones for gaming
Cats and Music, what’s not to like?
The Cat-ear Headphones by Brookstone are definitely something which would come in handy when you’re hanging out with friends. With a flip of a switch, your music is broadcasted out the cute cat ears, which double as speakers.
There’s a detachable boom mic, which once clipped on turns the headphones into a headset, geared to gaming. With the over-the-ear cushioning, a comfortable fit ensures noise reduction.
The headset can also be USB charged, and this charge lasts up to 5 hours, before having to plug it in again.
The lighting adds to the magic – with LED accents on the ear muffs and the speakers, these will definitely catch eyes.
If you’re running low on ideas and can think of a fandom that interests the person you’re planning on buying a gift for, then the Pop Vinyl line of toys from Funko might just be the right choice for you. Funko specializes in creating figurines of popular characters from many different video-games, movies and tv shows, all with their own unique charm.
An Eevee or Pikachu plush toy is going to put a smile on the face of all but the staunchest of Pokemon fans; if, in which case, you bring out the big guns – a Mew plushie. The best place to find plushies of video-game characters is thinkgeek.com. Aside from plush toys, their selection consists of everything from key-chains to costumes.
Some plush toys might be harder to find, but if the name is big enough, the creators themselves might have a store dedicated to gear and merchandise that is based on their products.
A lot of us love the idea of game-inspired clothing and merchandise, and there are plenty of sources out there to provide just that. Some of the more popular and most sought-after merchandise comes from J!NX at jinx.com; where you can find plenty of clothes and accessories for the fandom you choose – and in a large selection of sizes, no less!
It helps to know the interests of the person you’re getting the gift for, but sometimes, it just can’t be helped! If you decide to wing it, you can’t really go wrong with a gift card; if the game on PC, get them a Steam gift card, and if the game on a Playstation, a PSN gift card it is, and if it’s an Xbox, you’d want an Xbox Live gift card. Enjoy your friendships and if you screw up, remember that it’s the thought definitely counts!
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