We have spoken a lot about Teksta – the robotic puppy in this blog, but now it is time to find out how Teksta fares when compared to its ‘new’ arch rival – Zoomer, which seems to be another sensational robotic puppy and it has become an instant hit amongst millions of customers across the globe. If you are in a dilemma as to which one of these robotic marvels would be an ideal gift for your kid for christmas 2013, I would recommend you to read on to find out the ultimate winner of the battle between Teksta vs Zoomer.
Price – Which robotic pup is the costlier one?
The Teksta robotic puppy costs around $99.99 and the Zoomer robotic pup is around $94.99 ( $92.99 on Amazon.com )
Verdict - There is not a vast difference when it comes to the price of Teksta and Zoomer. The additional few dollars for the Teksta robotic pup is justified with the fact that it comes with its accessories like the bone and ball.
Winner- It is a TIE!
Colour- Which is more attractive?
The Teksta robotic pup comes in blue and pink to distinguish between the male and female, while Zoomer looks dazzling in its black and silvery white. You also have the option of buying Zoomer in a pretty eye soaring purple.
Verdict- Zoomer has the edge over Teksta when it comes to the colour and appearance as it comes with a cool purple hoody which may not look really cool, but for people who love to make their dog look funky, Zoomer is the one for you!
Winner - Zoomer , not by a great margin!
Linguistic Power – Teksta or Zoomer – Who is the linguist here?
The fact that Zoomer can understand a variety of languages like Spanish, French and English makes him the more ‘literate’ pup when compared to Teksta. In the UK version, Zoomer can respond to your commands in Russian too!
Winner - Zoomer is the clear winner by a mile!
Accessories – What do you get apart from the dog?
Teksta finally has got a say in this fight with its super cool toys – the bone and ball. There are no additional accessories to accompany Zoomer except for the lone purple hoody.
Winner- Teksta wins this battle and Zoomer could be a formidable competitor to Teksta if its makers could just find something for the cute little pup to play with.
Power and Weight – Teksta or Zoomer – Who is more ‘healthy’?
If we are talking about a real life pup, we would definitely want it to weigh more but in the case of a robotic pup, we would definitely prefer it to weigh less. Zoomer weighs around 2.6 lbs and Teksta weighs around 2.9 lbs.
Talking about the way in which these robotic pups are powered, the Teksta robotic pup requires 4XAA batteries which is not included with the kit, while the Zoomer makes use of USB chargeable batteries, which means that you are going to save on the cost of batteries time and again if you are going to go with Zoomer and the best part is that it is included with the dog on purchase.
Winner- Zoomer takes this away from Teksta due to the fact that USB powered batteries will always have an edge over the conventional batteries in terms of cost. Teksta weighs slightly less when compared to Zoomer but the difference is very less to make it an advantage for the Teksta pup.
What’s Common Between Teksta and Zoomer?
With all that’s said and done about these two lovely robotic pups, there’s a lot in common between Teksta and Zoomer. You have the freedom to control both the dogs with Android or iOS apps. Both the pups can be taught easily and activated with your speech. This is what makes them really cool, in my opinion. Last but not the least, you are free from the humongous burden which pets of today bring in, in the form of pet food, pet care and so on.
The Final Word – Who is the Ultimate Winner?
At the end of the day, we need to accept the fact that Teksta and Zoomer are wonderful gifts from the world of technology to the kids of today. The Teksta is a much older competitor in the market as it is available right from 2000 while Zoomer is a newbie (launched in 2013).
In terms of customer satisfaction, Zoomer fairs better and Teksta seems to have certain glitches and a marginally higher return rate. However, if you are buying Teksta from Amazon.com you can very well forget about the worry of returning it, if found to be malfunctioning, thanks to the website’s easy return process. Zoomer has won the hearts of many customers which makes this pup’s future pretty bright.
Zoomer is capable of doing the funny cocking posture while the Teksta can perform its famous 360 degree back flip. You are going to love Teksta for what it can do and how it responds.
In a nutshell, I feel Zoomer wins the battle of the robotic pups by a very tiny margin. I would still recommend Teksta but Zoomer being a newbie has outplayed Teksta in a very few areas which makes it more favoured !
Teksta or Zoomer , they ought to make you happy! Have fun.
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