November 18, 2004
Apparently the Evolution ER1 robot has been for sale at Amazon for over two years, and I had no idea.
It even made the “You can buy some Strange stuff on Amazon.com” list, along with
10,000 fly parasite eggs and 1 lb. of prime rattlesnake meat.
I see that the MSRP listed on our site for the model that Amazon is selling is the same as their 40% “discounted” price, and $200 less than the “list price” Amazon has.
Posted by jjwiseman at November 18, 2004 11:36 AM
Wired (Gadget Lab) put out a printed buyer's guide called "Test". It seems to be missing a lot but there are some interesting finds. I have to remind myself that I don't need more headphones.
It has a page dedicated to robot kits (just after the laptop section, no less) with no mention of the ER1. They do show the Superdroid Trekker Fire Fighter (?), Rogue Robotics ATR ERS (? again), and Parallax Sumobot (good name at least). They all look like they suck.
Speaking of suck, they also show three robot vacuums on a different page. iRobot, Karcher and Electrolux are rated.