The Anki Vector is a little different. Certainly, we have seen robot toys before, however, Anki has injected the Vector with a personality and are attempting to blend the fun side with an educational side that teaches basic programming to kids or the inexperienced.

Not just controlled by your phone or tablet, the Vector , responds to voice commands and has a number of fun or smart retorts prepared and maneuvers to entertain.

This really looks to be one of the most interesting toys for the kid’s Christmas list, this year!


A charming and intelligent robotic sidekick that explores, remembers and reacts to his environment – and to you!
Challenge him to games, or turn on Explorer Mode to see things from Vector’s perspective
Unlock new games and upgrades the more you play
Rigorously tested for durability and security
Requirements: A compatible iOS or Android device and the free Vector app

You can grab one from Amazon here.