Reach Out and Touch Something
By David Pescovitz, Fri May 28 16:00:00 GMT 2004

A plush little holder for your handy.

Tired of disembodied voices jabbering in your ear? Videophones too sterile? Meet the Hands-Free Panda for cell phones!

"It may sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie -- but this is the bear that talks to you!!! Simply plug the bear into your cell phone's hands-free audio jack, pop in three double-A batteries and TADA!!! -- Instant hands-free Panda Bear phone!!! When the bear 'talks' to you, its head and mouth move in sync with the caller on the other end. And when you get a call, not only do you hear the ring, but its cute panda bear LED heart lights up as well."

It may not be MIT's sociable robot Leonardo, but the Hands Free Panda is certainly a bargain at $44.95!

Update: An entire line of "Talking Toonies," including the Panda, is available here!