Tux Droid: a Nabaztag for Linux Geeks


Kysoh.com has released the new Tux Droid 2.0.  Tux Droid is essentially a Open Source Nabaztag that looks like Tux the Penguin (Tux was originally designed as the Linux mascot by Larry Ewing).  The Tux Droid is wirelessly connected to your computer via its cute fish shaped dongle, which  has a striking resemblance to Tux himself.  What does Tux do?  He’ll do a little dance whenever you get an E-mail, Twitter message or a Facebook messag; he also has a text-to-speech engine, and by interacting with Tux Droid, you can also complete certain tasks on your computer.  If you aren’t right next to him to interact with him, you can use Tux Droid’s remote control.

In the spirit of Linux, Tux Droid is a Open Source device; all of the source code is available for Tux Droid, which means if he doesn’t do something you would like right now, you have the power to change that.

Just head on over to kysoh.com and take a look.  Strangely enough, Tux Droid works on Windows as well as any Linux distro with a 2.4 kernel or better.  Tux Droid is available at ThinkGeek.com and Kysoh.com for $149.99.

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Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.