RoboHon Robot: The Robot Smartphone
Most phones look very similar these days, but Sharp doesn’t want to follow the crowd with a phone it has announced is now available. It’s called the RoBoHon, and it takes the concept of a modern smartphone and the almost ubiquitous virtual assistant, and stuffs it all inside the body of a robot. If the video is anything to go by, RoBoHon is going to be the robotic pal you’ve always wanted. RoboHon is available for pre-order now but it won’t come cheap. When you say something won’t come cheap, many immediately start thinking well into the multiple hundreds of dollars — “could it cost as much as an iPhone?” Well folks, it does, and much more, coming in at a cool $1,800. That’s a pretty penny for what is basically a high-tech toy. The cost doesn’t stop there, though — you’ll also have to front $6 per month to use RoBoHon’s voice recognition features. The good news is, he’s awesome.
- Country: Japan
- Company: Sharp