Anki Stories August 8

Anki, the folks behind those fun iPhone-controlled racers and robots, is back this morning with a new release. Vector builds on the previously released Cozmo toy in what is being called the “most advanced home robot ever made.” Anki is taking that model and rebooting it with even more sensors and smarts. Unlike Cozmo, this time around there will be no smartphone requirement, which Anki hopes will open this product up to even more consumers.

While its lengthy feature list is worth noting, Anki is positioning Vector as the futuristic robot that we’ve been pining for since the Jetsons first hit the airwaves. More below.

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Anki Stories June 14

expiredAnki Overdrive Fast & Furious Edition down to $120 shipped (Reg. $150), today only

Amazon offers the Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition Starter Kit for $119.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy as a part of its Deals of the Day. For comparison, it has a list price of $170 but usually sells for closer to $150 these days. This is the best offer that we’ve seen at Amazon in 2018. Rated 4.3/5 stars. If you want the original configuration, it’s on sale at Best Buy as well for $120 but we’ve seen it under $100 in the past.

Anki Stories March 21

expiredAnki’s iOS/Android-compatible Cozmo robot drops to $150 shipped for Easter (Reg. $180)

Anki is lowering the price of its popular Cozmo robot down to $149.99 shipped for Easter (until April 1st). That’s $30 or so off the regular $180 price tag and the current best price around. While we are yet to see the price drop reflected on Amazon, it is now available via Best Buy’s official eBay Store and Target with an additional 5% off for REDcard holders.

Anki Stories June 27, 2016

Update (10/17 10:45am): The new Cozmo robot is now available for purchase but is already sold out at retailers like Amazon. However, Anki is currently showing it as in-stock.

Anki first arrived on the scene back in 2013 with an on-stage performance of its slick robotic cars at Apple’s WWDC keynote. Since then, the brand has released the second-generation of racers but now has its sights set on a different category. Today, Anki announced Comzo, a Wall-E-like robot toy that blends artificial intelligence and a long list of capabilities. The announcement post called this new product the meeting point of magic and reality. More below…

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Anki Stories November 30, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Epson PowerLite Wireless 2600 Lumens 3LCD Projector $499, Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit $120, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Epson PowerLite WXGA Wireless 2600 Lumens 3LCD Projector for $499 shipped. That’s $300 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. It has up to 2600 lumens of color brightness and it allows for wireless projection from compatible laptops, cell phones and tablets. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit – Use your mobile device to take command of real robotic Supercars $120 (Orig. $150) | Amazon

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Anki Stories July 7, 2015

Anki DRIVE Starter Kit: iOS/Android-controlled robot battle racing game $100 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon offers the Anki DRIVE Starter Kit Smart Robot Car Racing Game for $99.99 with free shipping, which is 33% below its regular price and a match for the best deal we’ve seen. Nearly 500 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars. Features include:

  • Toys and video games collide in a first-of-its-kind real-life robot battle- racing game.
  • STARTER KIT includes two physical robot cars, BOSON and KOURAI, and the STARTER TRACK.
  • Easy setup: Roll out the 8.5′ x 3.5′ STARTER TRACK on any floor or table, download the free app, and take control of your car. Rolls back up and stores just as easily.
  • Use the free Anki DRIVE app to command and customize your cars with upgrades – make them faster on the track, boost firepower, and tons more.
  • Battle up to three friends or self-controlled robot cars per race. Each player must have an iOS or Android device to take control of a car. (Specific devices listed below.)

Battle up to four Anki Drive cars per track and upgrade your vehicles with weapons and gadgets for complete race mayhem. Choose between two exciting game modes: Battle Mode and Race Mode. Whether you’re the first car to score a set number of takeout wins or you’re in an all-out fight to the finish line, you’ll be at the edge of your seat no matter what mode you choose. Feeling friendly? You also have the option to team up with your friends, family or the in-game commanders to battle against any opponents you want to challenge.

Anki Stories November 27, 2014

Anki Drive Starter Kit, iOS-controlled killer robot car racing game $99 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon has the Anki Drive Starter Kit for $99 with free shipping. That’s $51 below list/our previous mention and the best price we have ever seen. It’s rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from nearly 100 Amazon reviewers. Features include:

  • Toys and video games collide in a first-of-its-kind real-life robot battle- racing game.
  • STARTER KIT includes two physical robot cars, BOSON and KOURAI, and the STARTER TRACK.
  • Easy setup: Roll out the 8.5′ x 3.5′ STARTER TRACK on any floor or table, download the free app, and take control of your car. Rolls back up and stores just as easily.
  • Use the free Anki DRIVE app to command and customize your cars with upgrades – make them faster on the track, boost firepower, and tons more.
  • Battle up to three friends or self-controlled robot cars per race. Each player must have an iOS or Android device to take control of a car. (Specific devices listed below.)

Anki Stories August 5, 2014

Amazon has the Anki Drive Starter Kit for $149.99 with free shipping, which is 25% below list and the first price drop of any kind. This promotion is also available at the official Anki online store.

Originally introduced at WWDC 2013, Anki Drive puts you behind the wheel of “killer robotic cars” in an action-packed race to the finish line. An on-board computer “allows each car to play to its own deadly strengths, and to battle using exclusive upgrades and weapons.”

anki-drive-carsThe Starter Kit includes:

  • 2 Anki DRIVE cars (Boson & Kourai)
  • 2 charging cases + power cord
  • The Starter Track (3.5′ x 8.5′)
  • Tire cleaner

The free Anki Drive app requires an iPad 3 or newer, iPhone 4s or newer, iPad mini, or iPod touch 5th generation or newer. Additional vehicles can be purchased for $70 a piece. Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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