FurReal Makers Proto Max Dog – Amazon Exclusive
This robotic pet toy is unlike the others, the Proto Max is part of the Maker sub category, so named because it can be programmed to perform different actions. It’s yet another example of a technology based toy maker combining coding with playing. The Proto Max Dog app already has been released on the Play Store. With it, your child can have a fun of coding experience. There are 10 customizable activation points on the animal, so you can program different responses for when you pet its nose, for example. The app takes a drag-and-drop approach building code sequences, making it easy for children as young as 5 to get involved. You can string together numerous actions such as turning around and barking.
Once you’ve coded some routines, your phone can be used as a remote control. Shortcuts can be set to call upon different routines, and even emoticons can be used to select quick reactions. Interactive mini games add to the possibilities, and there are achievements to be won that can unlock further content. kids can customize this Fur Real robot’s personality and responses with 400+ sounds, 100+ eye animations, a wide range of colors, and 360-degree motion.
Compatibility seems fairly limited at this point, as only the following devices are officially supported: Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, HTC One M9, LG G4, Motorola Droid Turbo 2, Huawei Google Nexus 6P, and the Google Nexus 9. I was able to download and run it without issue on my Pixel XL, though, so I would imagine it will work on most newer hardware.