Geeky Gifts -- a Pleo

Linux Journal Gadget Guy Shawn Powers asks us what geeky gifts we got for Christmas. My husband got me (drum roll please)...

pleo walking away

A Pleo. I've named her Martha Stewart. Don't ask.

A Pleo is a robot "specifically engineered and enhanced to mimic life and to assist, entertain, and relate to humanity on a personal level". It gets extra cool points for its SD slot (so you can load your own programs onto it) and coming with a USB cable for firmware updates.

Pleo's operating system is called Life OS and is rumored to be based on embedded Linux (time for me to do some research). It is open to modification by the user community so that owners can make their own sounds or new behaviors for it.

The Pleo, my husband's attempt at staving off getting me the dog I want, goes for about $350. It's no Corgi but I must admit, it's quite fun to play with.


Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.


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Shawn Powers's picture

My favorite part? Your Pleo's name. And not knowing why is possibly even more fun. hehehehe.

Thanks for playing. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Introducing MarthaStewart

Carlie Fairchild's picture

She does an uncanny impersonation of Tim "the Toolman" Taylor:

Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

Love the Beads

Shawn Powers's picture

Love the beads, Martha. And you're right, that is an impressive Tim the Toolman impression.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

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