Shiny Video Review: Hyde Park Robot Wars!

Last week Gary and I toured London’s Soho sex shops, this week we regressed to our ten-year-old selves and battled in the famous Hyde Park. I present you with…


Featuring Pleo the dinosaur, available from IWOOT for £249, the Meccano Spykee Micro also from IWOOT for £19.99, and the iRobot Roomba which is available for around £135.

So, who won in this bloody battle? I’ll tell you what, it certainly wasn’t our pride, which was wounded and is lying in a pool of blood somewhere in a central London park….

CES 2008: Erector / Meccano unveil three new Spyke robots (well, Spykee)


Spyke was one of the hits of last year’s CES, being a spy robot capable of trundling around the house recording video and streaming it to you over Wi-Fi. Trouble is, he never actually went on sale – makers Erector and Meccano delayed him to get the technology just right. He’s due out in September or October this year now, and has acquired an extra ‘e’ (he’s now called Spykee).