Working with KarotzPosted: July 7, 2011
A few months ago after seeing a friend’s Nabaztag I eventually ordered a Karotz, it’s spiritual successor. Alas it arrived the same day as my new piano so it sat ignored for a couple of months. Then last week I figured having dropped $200 on it I should get it to do something more useful than playing french internet radio. So here it is telling me when the bus is coming (something I otherwise have to open up the laptop for):
I’ve submitted the app to the Karotz store. But I have no idea how that works, and anyway I’m probably the only Karotz owner in San Francisco who would find the app useful.
Overall Karotz is not what I expected; for some reason I automatically assumed that in this day and age it would be running some kind of linux-based os and be open to all sorts of hacking. But as it is it’s very much dependent on Mindscape’s servers which is a little worrying. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be a $200 brick.