As belt tightening continues around the globe the task of being a geek obsessed with shiny gadgets becomes more challenging. Thankfully, Gakken has introduced the Co-Robot, a tiny, extremely affordable ($29.95) walking robot singularly devoted to getting up when it falls down.
Already a hit in Japan, the Co-Robot can cycle through three modes: walking mode, somersault mode, and dance mode. With the holidays approaching this is a perfect way to maintain your tech gift cred while making sure you don't inadvertently spend your rent money. You can see the Co-Robot in action here, and purchase one online here.
Via Robot Dreams