Saturday, October 22, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Hexbugs are creepy, cool micro robots that are perfect for Halloween - ENDS 10/27 (CLOSED)

It's technology, it's a toy, it's a Hexbug...

Is your child into robots?  My kid loves everything related to technology and during my recent trip to BlogHer in San Diego, I was introduced to an interesting tech toy called Hexbug.

The Hexbug brand was designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at an early age. If your kids have been introduced robotics then they will love and appreciate the technology that goes into how the bugs move like the real creepy crawlies.  According to the Hexbug website "Some of the products are so animated, they even fool cats, dogs and some humans into thinking they are alive!"

My Hexbug Experience...
I was given the Hexbug Inchworm for review.  The bug is very secure in the packaging and you will need some scissors and a little patience to remove the bug from the package.  The package contains a bug and a tiny remote control.  When I first removed the Hexbug Inchworm I was worried that the package did not contain batteries, but then I realized that the batteries were already installed in both the bug and the remote and all I had to do was pull out the protective battery tabs for the units to start functioning.

The Hexbug Inchworm really is a micro version of a robot.  The body is slightly transparent so you can see some of the inter-workings of the bug.  The bug is around 2 1/2 inches tall and stands on a base that rotates in a circle.  The remote is only 2x1 inches and has a toggle that works the legs of the bug and another toggle that works the rotating base. The base combined with the legs enable the bug to not only walk like an inchworm but also to spin so that it can move in any direction. The bug has an on/off switch to save the battery, but the remote does not.

The Hexbug Inchworm is made to walk on flat surfaces and does best on hardwood floors, tile floors and low pile carpeting. The Hexbug Inchworm comes in lots of fun colors including indigo, red, orange, yellow, green and pink.

NOT for small children...
As cute as these robot bugs are, they are delicate pieces of technology that contain very small parts (and small round button batteries) so they are not for small children nor should they be used around animals that like to chew on small toys.

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If you are looking for a cool toy for your child for Halloween that will also introduce them to the world of robotics, then a Hexbug makes the perfect toy. The Hexbug Inchworm retails for $19.99 on the Hexbug website.  Hexbug products are also available on  I won't tell if you get one for yourself too :)

One FREEISMYLIFE reader will win a creepy little Hexbug Nano which acts like a real bug including flipping over on itself and reacting to touch and sound - too cool!  


 -  Fill out the information in the form below.

 - One entry per person please.  Duplicate entries will be removed.

 - USA addresses only.

 - The contest ends on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11:59am EST.

 - The winner will be selected by random number generation.

 - Prize will be fulfilled by Hexbug or their PR company.


- You can get 1 extra giveaway entry for following FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra giveaway entry for following Hexbug on Twitter.

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- You can get 1 extra giveaway entry for tweeting the following message on Twitter "I entered the @freeismylife giveaway to win a cool @Hexbug Nano for Halloween"


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