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Holiday Gift Guide: ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover

ReCon 6.0 Programmale Rover
The Programmable Rover is a toy, a robot, and a tool for learning. A child programs ReCon 6.0 to navigate specified courses that can deliver a treat to a pet, surprise a family member with a personalized message, carry a soda, guard a bedroom, or just dance. NO COMPUTER REQUIRED!

The Rover has won a few awards recently:
*2011 Great Schools Golden Apple Award
*2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award
*2011 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award

My Take: 
I love this thing! If only I could teach it how to open the refrigerator and get my drink for me I'd be all set. But I guess for now I am on my own, which is probably a good thing or I might not ever get up and take a break from working.  Really though, this little Rover is just so much fun.  You can program it to go on pretty much any path as long as you correctly enter the command that tells the Rover how far to go and when to turn. The first time we used it we set it to take a snack to my husband. He recently had knee surgery and wasn't able to get up much to start off so we used it like a little "maid" to deliver his goodies while we were in the kitchen making supper.  He thought it was pretty cool too.  We tried having it deliver a treat to the cats but they kept running away, I guess we'll have to work on that one. The other thing I thought was cool was that my son didn't even realize he was using his little noggin when he was measuring and programming the Rover. Yep he was practicing and learning without even knowing it! Yippee for mom! Wanna see for yourself just how cool the Rover is?  Then make sure you check out the video below.

Bonus:  SmartLab Toys has free downloadable activities for kids!  Check it out:

Buy it:  And, here's a special deal!  Save 25% at by entering BLOGDEAL1211 at checkout! (code expires December 31, 2011) It's available for $69.99 at  SmartLab Toys, and other select retailers.

Win it: One lucky reader will win a ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover (ARV $69.99). This giveaway will end December 6th at 12:01 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

Entry Method:  Please use Rafflecopter form to enter.

Disclosure:  Thanks to PR Firm/sponsor I was provided with this product(s) for the purpose of my personal review. This blog post is not a paid post and the honest opinions stated are my own. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, entry via Facebook like is completely optional.
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