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Tankbot

These bots have minds of their own.


Robots have never been this fun. Tankbots are more than just robots—they’re home robots with technology that’s sure to wow. Every bot has special sensors that detect obstacles to navigate their way out of a maze. Watch them move around corners, advance along their path and stop if something gets in their way.

Choose from three modes for hours of fun.
When not magically escaping any maze set up, you can enjoy the “Autonomous Personality Mode” to see how it interacts with its light-up eyes and sounds. Or control it using your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® tablet devices or Android™ smartphone. Tankbots recharge with an integrated USB flip-out connector you plug into any standard USB port. And run 15 minutes on a 40-minute charge.

Battle it out with more than one Tankbot.
More than once is twice the fun. Tankbots “fire” infrared shots at each other and the sensors detect when they’ve been hit. After enough shots, the champion disables the loser. Their durable tank-tread wheels keep them rolling on the “battlefield” and off. Get ready for hours of fun with Tankbots from Brookstone.
Tankbot
Tankbot

Tankbot

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Customer Rating

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Tankbot
 
3.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Fun (9)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • Easy to control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (8)
    • Entertainment (6)
    • Older children (6)
    • Young children (6)
    • Teenagers (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (10), Parent of two or more children (4), Grandparent (3), Working parent (3)
      • I Am A:
      • Family older kids (6), Family young kids (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (10), No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Stocking Stuffer

    It is very asthetically appealing and I use this as a time-wasting toy.
    Unfortunately, if you drive it too far away with your iDevice, it keeps going and you can't control it.

    It is very asthetically appealing and I use this as a time-wasting toy.
    Unfortunately, if you drive it too far away with your iDevice, it keeps going and you can't control it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great toy but don't throw away the box!!

    Got these for my nephew and my son for Christmas; thought they would love battling each other with the tankbots and their iTouchs. My brother-in-law set up his son's tankbot fairly easily once the...Read complete review

    Got these for my nephew and my son for Christmas; thought they would love battling each other with the tankbots and their iTouchs. My brother-in-law set up his son's tankbot fairly easily once the app was downloaded, but my son was not so lucky. In the unwrapping frenzy of Christmas morning, the box was thrown away for my son's tankbot. The code is ONLY written on the box! Therefore, my son has a tankbot that doesn't work. I realize that this was an oversight on our part, but I would have been so much happier if the code was on the actual toy, or at least printed on a piece of paper inside the box (there were no instructions). Brookstone was very apologetic and tried to find out if I could use a code from another box, but the codes are all different! This toy is fun, but DON'T THROW AWAY THE BOX!

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    3.0

    Stinky directions

    By Kelley

    from Lafayette, IN

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Control

    Cons

    • Limited Function

    Best Uses

    • Older Children
    • Young Children

    Comments about Tankbot:

    Batteries came installed backwards causing confusion during syncing with iPod. Bought new batteries thinking that was issue then realized what the issue was. Spent a lot of unneccesry money on extra batteries when simple instructions could have been added letting us know to flip the batteries over.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Tankbot

    By Turbo

    from Wheeling, WV

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Control
    • Everything
    • Multiple Functions
    • Realistic Movement

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Children
      • Teens
      • Young Children

      Comments about Tankbot:

      product is great... factory software doesnt work on certain androids but there is other software to use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Fast and fun but you need a lot of space

      By opusga

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Control
      • Fast
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • Limited Function
      • Needs a lot of space

      Best Uses

      • Older Children
      • Teens

      Comments about Tankbot:

      Controls easy and the software keeps being updated to work better. The support shown is nice especially if they keep it up.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      tank bot

      By katie

      from casa grande, az

      About Me Education Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Children
        • Young Children

        Comments about Tankbot:

        its fun and interactive if you more than one

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Most desired gift at the gift exchange

        By Mom

        from Buford,GA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fun
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment

          Comments about Tankbot:

          This toy was very fun to watch and use. It ended up with my 27 year old who loved playing with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Looked Too Good To Be True

          By Red Sox fan

          from Hilton Head Island, SC

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Boring

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Young Children

          Comments about Tankbot:

          Looked like it would be more fun in the catalog ad. Probably good only for very young children, who should not have the devices needed to control them in the first place.

          Can't really rate them because they were an Xmas gift so have not seen them since, but doubt they are being used because they seemed too simple and boring for a "tweener"

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Cool little bot!

          By Brad the Wheel Chair Dog Walker!

          from Myrtle Beach, SC

          About Me Retired

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Use
          • Engaging
          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about Tankbot:

            Charged very quickly and was up and running, the app is okay, I use Android, but I prefer the autonomous mode. Runs around the desk making noises and flashing lights. Pretty nifty set of robotics for the cheap price!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Fun Little Toy

            By debfrisco

            from Frisco, Tx.

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Fun
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Older Children
              • Teens
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Tankbot:

              It was a fun gift at Christmas. All the cousins received one and they all played together. Ages range from 8-17!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Lots of fun in a small package1

              By Supermom

              from Concord, NC

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Older Children
                • Teens
                • Travel

                Comments about Tankbot:

                Keeps the kids busy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Great Fun!

                By Terry

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Engaging
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about Tankbot:

                  Sent 2 to daughter & boyfriend. They are having lots of fun competing with each other.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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                  Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                  • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
                  • Replacement Plan - 2 Year $5.99
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