From students to salary men, the iPod is the current gadget of choice. Those distinctive white ear buds are everywhere, and the queues in Ginza’s Apple Store are reminiscent of those once seen in Russian supermarkets. So with this in mind, who can blame Sega for trying to cadge a lift on the iPod express with its new robotic pet?
Ok, so the idog isn’t a music player (as such), and as the name suggests it’s a dog. But take a look at the picture. It’s white and it starts with a little i.
Like its far more advanced (and expensive) robotic cousin Aibo, the idog responds emotionally when touched. Well, different coloured lights come on dependent upon which sensors you stroke. But the main selling point is its musical ability. The idog contains 720 internal musical phrases, and has the ability to improvise tunes when you wave your hand over the phototransistor on its head. However what kind of tunes and how much ability we are talking here I don’t know. It can dance as well though, so that should make up for any musical deficiencies for at least 5 minutes I would have thought.
And whilst all this is not very iPod-like, little robotic rover has an audio jack for an external player. And I don’t need to tell you which is the player of choice…
He’s so cute!
Lester Nelson says
Wow, I really am not a fan of the font and spacing of all the design elements used on the box.
That said, the dog looks cute. Gratuitous, but cute.
chers, you solved a prob for me …. now i know what to present to all gadget girls
Since I am a cat, just the thought of any kind of a dog next to my iPod terrifies me! The critter isn’t even cute – looks almost like some kind of bug. Does it walk and have to go out when it wants to eliminate one of its tunes? Can it keep your feet warm on cold winter nights, and lick your face? Haven’t the Sega developers ever seen a REAL dog? What does this DOG cost, anyway?
And coming soon, the i-cockroach which surprises you with a quick blast of music then scuttles under the fridge.
wow whati cool addition to my house it would make
what about defication ?
lol its around 40, but thats just a conversion of yen 2 american.
Imitation is the sincerest for of flattery.
Did they HAVE to?!
It’s going to be the invasion of the Furbies all over again…only without the fur. Or the bies.
Bring back Yo Yo’s! (Am I showing my age here?)
I’ve watched the video of the iDog, but all it seems to do is shake its head and flap its ears and a whoe bunch of thing light up – i give it 5/10 – i dosn’t even move its legs.
This is a whole bunch of $|-|iT in my view – get sega to go rhape it
hey i just got one but i dont no what the buttons mean on it i hav an english manual but it doesnt tell u how to do anything with it so if anyone knows anything about them please email me!!!!
Ummm edie – it would help if you left an email adress
I agree with welshcake – invasion like the pokemon or furbies or whateva
Daniel P Dykes says
I had the first Australian iDog in my possession the other day (not releasing until September here) and I have to say it’s an utterly cool accessory for the iPod!
I never see one before, I wend in Australia, how much is it et can I buy one in France ?
Jim K. says
Does anyone have the English version of instructions? I can’t opperate the thing until I have the Japenese
Jim K. says
The Japanese version translated
NIna H says
I got one of those.. but the manual’s in Japaneese and I don’t get anything. So, does anybody know where I can find the manuals in English.. thx!!
has anyone actually bought an iDOG?
I want to buy one..but is it worth it?
is the sound quality good?
I have one .. i will sell it to you… I really like it, its cute and does lots of funny things… it even farts….lol..
I saw this in a store in NYC yesterday and I almost bought it, but then I thought I should read about it before I buy as the store owner had no clue as to what it does. I’m glad I read about it and saved my money.
wahhh! I have an Aussie iDog too! And I have bugger all idea what to do with it – I plug it into my ipod and it plays for 5 mins then switches off.. I found a translation of the instructions on the net but they are typical engrish.
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help me stop the dig turning off!
i bought one and i like it. in fact, i bought two of them so i could listen in stereo. the one drawback of using them as speakers (other than they’re battery operated and you can’t really get super sound out of battery powered speakers) is that the motor that controls the head and ear movement is REALLY LOUD.
With that said – it doesn’t really count as a speaker. if anything – i’ll hook it up to my home theater for parties when i play music. the rest of the speakers will drown the motor noise out.
**Sue – hold down the nose until you see three lights on the head light up in a triangle shape – that will turn him/her off.**
Yes.. I know how to turn it off.. but if you’re playing music through it, it seems to switch off after 5 mins.. I want to stop it doing that!
i bought one in japan and i have no clue wat the colors mean what the buttons do and how to work it in general does anyone knoe where to get the manual in english
if you do please post the site ill cheak back later thanks
hi sr, would u plz post the name/address of that store in NYC? i would like to buy one … thanks.
iDog Owner says
iDog is great for 6 year olds, probably not a big winner among adults. I bought one in Tokyo and found english translation of instructions at: http://www.mayobaby.com/iDog.html
shaun steele says
hey im confused do you need an ipod or can it be plugged into any musical device such as a walkman or a stereo?
Can you give me a link to a copy of the instructions? I might be able to help out.
Sue: from what I can tell from the instructions, you have to play with it to get it to continue to play music. It’s really more of a toy than a cute stereo.
im gonna get one
Cute ng iDOG!
Oh, iDOG! Your to cool and cute. I can’t wait till my Big Sis’ will free you from the box!
There are two version of this toy. The Japanese version (“iDog” no-hypen) is more “intelligent” than the American version (I-Dog). While the American only has a light sensor, a button on the nose, and the tail (which only functions to put it on â€œsleep modeâ€), the Japanese version has voice recognition capabilities and a few more sensors. The Japanese version is the one who responds accurately to the music being played, the American just does the same thing all the time. So be careful when picking up this in America, if you expect interactive games, voice recognition and the 70 different sounds, get the Japanese version. The American one is a cheap iPod speaker that lights up and moves its ears.
Can someone answer my
I might get an idog but can
you turni off?
to turn it off, press the nose for about 3-5 seconds. i just got my idog today! it’s so awesome!
i was happy with my american idog… until i found out that the japanese one is way fancier. now i want the japanese idog. i want my idog to have a large repetoire when it sings back to me.
he’s so cute but will he hook up to my stix mp3 player i hope so cuz christmas is comin up
how much is it is it worth it my friend wants one 4 xmas 2 but is it worth it if you ave 1 please rate it 4 me then if i get 1 i can get her 1 for xmas 2 please tell me o and u can just plug youre discman or ipod into some speakers and it will work as a boom box or wat eva there called
is any1 gonna visit da site o well i’ll play my music wile keepin an i on da site
Can I get the Japanese version in the US?
I’m in australia and I just bought one from an aussie store. The instructions are in English and everything but I don’t see how the dog could have 720 inbuilt melodies. My phototransistor doesn’t seem to be working either. When I press on the nose two times, it just plays the same melody. Does anyone know how I can get the dog to play different melodies from its inbuilt collection?
Does it work with the Ipod Shuffle?
kent brogmen says
i reackon da idog is 1 of da best inventions of late. its ssssoooooooo cute. i can’t wait till xmas so i can get 1.
idog it’s ya bday we’re gonna partee like it’s ya b day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
*e@t!Ng S0x* says
hi everyone. i was just wondering if the iDog is just lyk some kind of speakers (but a lot kooler), or do i have to have an i-pod to use it, or can i just use it lyk speakers and plus it into my walkman and mp3… etc plz reply, anyone, thnx a lot… i’ll check bak here l8r to c if n e 1 replied. thnx y’allz!
azn girl sk8r
for all of you people that said you guys have bought the Idog, can you please post mow much it cost?
I got the iDog (US version) yesterday at Toys R Us store in California for $24.99 + 8.25% tax.
nev kerr says
hi, anyone who has one of these can you tell me how it sounds ? want a speaker for my new nano and thought this might be a good larf’ as long as the sound isn’t too bad
blue ipod says
it is so cute i have blue ipod it would go purffect
Was anyone able to purchase the Japanese version in a US store? If so, can you post store name and location?
I’ve just bought mine in Hong Kong while on holiday! And he’s so cut! Funky little critter and at a great price! You’d be nuts not to get one ordered for your Christmas pressie!!!
I think the i-dog is great, you people saying its $hitt are retards because you probably just jelous that you cant buy one or you dont have an ipod so STOP!
can you get a idog in a different color than just ipod white?
iDog is soooooo cute… Its not only a speaker.. it can be our pet to.. we can feed it, pet it n man more.. It’s the best..
How much is the i-dog?
la la says
were can i get a japan verson in america?????????????????????????
i want 1 so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you all smell like poop!!!!!!!!!!!ha ha ha ha ha ha
can you get the japanise version in canada?…..mmm i think i might get one but i don’t know if they’re in stores here
if anyone finds out…email me at email@example.com
29.99 canadian and will you stop asking if it will work with your ipod nano, or your this or that. if it works with one cd player, than that input operates fine with anything else with a headphone output port. i think its a nice concept badly made so i didnt bother to buy it. but i pick it up and think about it every day at work…
ipod white? Just because ipod comes in white, doesn’t mean it invented the color. 🙂 Common now people.
really hot young, single, and rich says
I am 11 and i really want the Idog can some one give me a place or a web site were i can get the Japanese Idog please some one respond asap I am going to a party in 8 hours and i need to get ready. Please help.
really hot young, single, and rich says
come on is anyone awake at night i mean dances and stuff and internet i mean realy i need help come on help a cute preppy girl. please.
Is it realy worth it. I am thinking about getting one. But i am not sure how it works.By the way you can get themat toys r us.
really hot young, single, and rich says
hey llalalalala or whatever your name is you can go on walmart.com and enter Idog and click the name and then it will lead you to this place where they have a big pic of the dog and under the pic is a thing that says watch a video demo and click that then it pops up this little really cool info packet thing and so it shows you how to use it and what it does. and guess what i found a place where you can buy the Japan version at AudioCubes.com and enter Idog they have pink blue and white Idogs with star eyes or hearts or circles also they deliverthey are $35.00 very very cheap for me and I think it is really worth it. Ok so lalalala how old r you and do you have Im cause if you do we can instant message. k hollaif you read this.
in da uk do u get the cable thing aswell for free with the idog
really hot young, single, and rich says
u get a free wire to connect. omzi. do you instant message? respond please
I just bought one and he is freakin’ cute!!! I feel like a 10 year old again with the coolest toy.
really hot young, single, and rich says
y wont anyone talk to me i mean i am hot youngh and single and i am board so y wont you ppl talk to me a hotty come one i am rich also talk to me or i will buy your Idog form u lol jk
do you ned an i-pod for an i-dog
i got an idog today in australia…it cost me AU$57…from Target…and to all the people who think u need an ipod to play it you dont…you just need an earphone jack to connect the cord thing to the dog…its sooooo cute…best speaker EVER lol…princess moni xoxox
Hey, everybody, i just got my I-Dog, and its the Japan version. You can get it @ AudioCubes.com. I plug in my PSP and it dances to the music. You don’t need a IPod.
Common now people, can’t you just wait for the I-dog “ultra” or something similar to come out! Your gonna trow your I-dog and go nuts about the new version!
hey…can somebody tell me what the idog actually does?Does it play out music loud for you?can you hook it up with your cd player?i know it looks cute and I want one but what does it actually do?Can you download songs from your computer to it?Plz answer my questions somebody! :S
theres gonna be a new idog ultra or something going out soon?
I found the english instructions for the Japanese IDOG.
Hope this helps everyone
I got i-DOG for my b-day!
Like Mariah Carey, the iDog is just a lot hotter in computer animation
do you have to have an ipod to make the idog work? is it just an ipod shaped like a dog or is it a robotic toy that can play music?
really hot young, single, and rich says
you dont need an ipod you could just put it next to your boom box and it will dance and does anyone have aim so we can chat
can you get coloured idogs in stores?
idog is really cool!!!I wonder if they’ll ever make any other animals,though?Like and ihippo or and icat or an ielephant or an ianteater or an ihamster or an ibunny or an iwhatevr yur fave animal is!!!:):)Oh,and where do u get them??I LIKE AVATAR TOO!E me if yur crazy about that show!!!:):)
hi again!:)I LIKE AVATAR!
I love your idog! I want one sooo bad! Oh yeah, and I just found out, you CAN get different coloured idogd-pink and blue! I’m definately getting blue!
looks so cool i am so wanting one i am going to get on provaly even if u cant download
the idog comes in a pink, light blue, dark blue, and black. black and white is out in america,light/darkblue and pink are not yet. The pink one has hearts instead of circles, nd the lighblue one has stars instead of circles.
pretty niffty thing.
boyfriend just got me one =D
You can get the Japanese version of this from http://www.audiocubes.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=idog
ok what xactly IS it?wot duz it hav2do with ur ipod??plz wb
this is to really hot, young, single and rich…
im around ur age…im 12 almost 13…
i think we have a lot in common…
im really hot, young, single and rich too…
except im a guy of course…
i wud luv to chat with a girl like urself…
so if u wanna im me my sn is mauisurfhotti249
i dont actually live on maui
i just go there to surf a lot and i have a house there
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i cant wait…
tim's mum says
Hello! You guys might be able to tell me if iDog would be a great Christmas present for my 4 year old son. Does it do anything withouy the earphone jack? Does it store songs that it hears? What is the music like that it comes with? We don’t have an ipod.
Any feedback is muchly appreciated – Thanks!
does it play the music from the ipod that’s pluged into it? Is it a speaker
is it a speaker, i want one really bad, but i need it to be a speaker, if you know, im me at bennnnz13 (oh, and make sure you tell me how you got my sn right away, or i might block you not knowing 😛 sorry)
Haha, I just got the American one today. Wish I could get the Japanese one, but all I need is the speaker skills of this little dog. ^^
For everyone’s info, The iDog is a speaker, but it works fine as is, because it have audio sensors that hear music itself.
It has a jack and cable for connecting your music player to (Anything is fine, MP3, IPod, CD player…Tape Player? x.O), and it gives you the option of listening through your headphones or through the iDog Speakers.
Yeah. I’m not too clear on the Japanese Version, but most of what I said stays true for the American one. (I live in Canada xP).
Hope this helps =D
I want an Idog!! Who knows if you can get the Japanese version in perth?? Possibly a pink one?? Is it true that the pink one has hearts instead of circles on the LED lighs?? Can you make them stop dancing? Can they just be speakers without a little toy that moves?? Please help!!
i dont know how to work him! please email me firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do they sell the Japanese version in Australia?
plz tell me .
ill check later
thnx so much
When’s the idog ultra cumin out ????
is it way better than idog out now?
coz i wanna get one for christmas, or i can wait a lil longer
Does idog have a volume control and can it mix tracks?
how loud is it ?
hiya, i want an i dog only i think the japanese one sounds like it is betta, only trouble is i dont want to go to a lot of trouble 4 it, is the english/american version ok does it respond to u is it a good speqake. pppppllllllzzzzzzzzzz can someone repply,,,,, thanks alot 🙂 cya
Jennyfer (cute....and maybe more) says
I am 13 i am turning 14 in febuary. I want to get an i dog but i dont know if i should get it any more by reading all of your coments, and taking about 20 minutes. It looks really cute but after what i read i learned that, the motor to the head and ears make noise, the music dousnt sound very good, and you have to keep on petting/playing with it so it wont stop playing the music. It is basically a toy not a speaker. Allso i will burn a hole threw my moms pocket because of the price(which dousnt really matter but it still does). i need advice if i should buy it or not!!!!! Help me out!!!
chris levine says
anyone know how to hook it up so it doesnt need batteries? what do you need to get to do it and where from? thanks and does it have volume control? and can you do this all with the japanese version?
Ebay has japanese version. You might consider if the cord is important to you, the japanese versions do not come with the cord! Hope this helps.
Hey is it really good i’ve read alot about it and im getting one for christmas so if anyone could get back to me that would be really good. Thanks ppl.
i love the i don but the problem is that it has jp instructions but i need english some one plz help me email me if you can tell me any thing about the instructions email@example.com thank you
can someone answer my previous questions?
i’ve seen these in japan in the summertime and they *are* pretty cool… if you want to add another useless gadget to your collection. should be fun for at least a month or so.
i think its awsome and 4 all those ppl who put it down shouldn’t if u got nuthing good 2 say don’t say it all but yeah i think that it’s like totaly awsome and 4 when i get an ipod i shall try and get one it rocksw 9/10 no wait 10/10 just cause it rocks so much
how much are they? i want to know cause my brother mught be getting me 1 for Christmas
I’m rushing out to buy one right now! The iDog is a must have for me and all of my friends! Plus, IT DANCES!
clare blues says
I have both the Sega and the Hasbro version dancing infront of me and cant decide which is best to give to my 13yo nephew to listen to him playing his guitar. The USA version is cuter and I love it when he barks. The Japanese version keeps turning off every 5 minutes even when you are playing music which bugs me. I even think that the USA version responds better to me. He may not speak back but he appreciates me talking to him. Am I missing something cos of my age?
why would you want to buy a japanese verison?whats the diffrents?a lot of you are saying can i buy and japanese verison in america.is the japanese verison better or somthing.and i herd the sound quality is horrilble at http://www.ign.com
Its really cute, but i’m a cat person, so it would be so awesome if they made an iCat or something of the sort.
This is to Kyle who emailed Hot , young, single, and rich. Your a pervert and I’m a model so I swear I’m hotter then that tard. Your probably just a fat hairy old guy. Sitting at your computer with a budwieser. Call me when you get out of freakin’ jail. See Ya’ pervert. (by the way everybody, u can get the english manual at Hasbro.com)and “Kyle” just because no one likes you, doesn’t mean you can harass people. She’s not callin’ you buddy! Get over yourself. Bye, everybody. Toodles sucker.(by the way I-Dog is adorable)
You guys who are making fun of the I-dog are wrong and probably live in a trailer park and our jealous of those little skinny people toting around cutalicious I-dogs.(if u even know what toting means) Everybody,japanese (sega) I-dogs are locally avalible at most convenience stores. I’m 10 and love the artifical intellagence of such a creative animal. Anyways, my point is cat-lovers stop being jealous and deal with your selfs. Your just jealous, and stop getting the green eye for rich people , who actually HAVE I-dogs.(not that you know what any of this means)I’m 10 and I have more common sense and intellectual purpose then a 30year old man. Take it from a smart person you need an ERS-M7 aibo or this sweet lil’ I-dog. Chow.
Heather Anne says
It seems the idog in America is made by Hasbro and I found them for between 24-28 bucks. Here is one site that looks to be selling them though it seems it is on backorder or something. http://powermax.com/cgi-global/generate_css_temp.cgi?p=a-drb-4900-idog
Merry Christmas suckas’, the I-dog rocks but I’m about to **** myself so shit! GET OUT OF MY FACE. The I-dog is awesome and cool! BUY IT NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW! Great toy I bought one for a sexy kitty one time. (I’m talkin’ about my cat) She loves DOG TOYS. It’s kind of scarin’ me. BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE SEEEEEEEEEEEEE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LLLLLLL8888888EEERRR
Buy I-dog he rocks my butt off. He’ll rock your butt off 2 buy him hes so aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
the I-dog rocks ass!rock your butt off 2 buy him hes so aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Peachy chic with pink! says
I GOT A PINK ONE IN japan of vacation last week its so cool i love it but why do the circles have to be harts thats so stupid and corny but what eva I GOT A PINK ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
CHERRIE CHIC says
WUT’s an iDOG ultra i’ve neva heard of that were can i find out ’bout that send me a web page or somin so i can C it, OH before i forget did ya no that x-mas is in like 2 days so get one for ya self cause they the bomb!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Hey U!!!!! says
hey really hot young, single, and rich i think that u got some problems cause this is a web sight for iDOG not 4 u to try and find a poor pathetic guy do that on your own time or r u not as young, single, and rich as u’r tellin people?
Hey U!!!!! says
now that i have taken care of that how can u find some pink i dogs in the us? please reply i gosta no
4 ur info. says
hey there is no such thing as an i dog ultra ax far as im sure i’ve been tryin to google it but nuttin is comeiong up so it must not be real so the dumb***
who told u that was just lyin to ya im srry but that means that u won’t have to worry about wantin to throw urs away just to buy another fake ultra i dog but who would want to throw them away their so cool well i gosta fly!!!!
idogs rox!!!!!!!!!!! i lovvvvvvvvvvvv em!!!!!!!!!!
hey i just got an iDog for christmas…its so cute! at first i was thinkin it didnt do much but i have it beside the speaker right now and its dancin like mad. cyas
i gt it… its pretty kewl. real cute!
I got one for christmas and it rocks.
ERM can sum1 pplleeaassee plz plz return me an email plz about this, but my idog is very different than the ones ive seen online! is mine just an english version or what!? i prefer the japanese one…..oh and do you know there bringing out the i fish now? probs do but i dont read much lol sorry ! yer so plz contact me if you know why mines diff!!
Ok ok i just read some of your comments lol now i want the japanese version…….to me the american/english whatever version other than japanese is a rip off! i hate that feeling! i thought it was gonna be great !! why do the japanese always keep the good stuff to themselves!! and give all the simple stuff?!? The speaker holes are different, the legs are different which changes the posture of the dog to be facing up a bit more, the legs a bit more ajustable with the japanese, the plug goes into the leg of the idog and the batteries go under its chest!! GGRRR im angry on a christmas day lolol
i got an i dog today and it is sooooo wonderful and im in love with it
Hi there. I’ve been having fun reading all of your comments and debates about the
I-Dog (English version) vs. the iDog (Japanese version). Well, I’ve
done my research and have come to the conclusion that the iDog is in
fact superior to the I-Dog. Now, you can’t just go and say that the
English version is just a cheap speaker, you have to give them credit-
they are the original makers of this cute iPod accessory. Here’s the
story behind it- Apple Macintosh (the makers of iPod), as many
manufacturers do, sold a portion of their company to Japan and other
countries so that their product could be world-wide. Of coarse Japan
couldn’t sell the English boxes and user manuals, so they translated it
to Japanese. While doing this, the companies that were manufacturing the
products decided to upgrade the I-Dog so that its movements would
synchronize with the music it was playing, and change the name to better
match its ‘owner’- the iPod. Japan did have a right to do this, for in
the contract that they signed when Japan bought a portion of Apple, it
clearly stated that Japan ‘could change things about the products to
better fit the needs of their country’. I’m sure that the English makers
were talking about the language on the packaging and the user manuals,
but, nonetheless, the Japanese decided to use their wits of animal
artificial intelligence on this new product. They have also made iDogs for a more girly audience, called The Lovely iDog. I had asked for a Lovely iDog from Japan and a regular I-Dog from the U.S. this Christmas, and I finally got them both today. I’ve compared the two, and my Lovely iDog from Japan has better sound quality, moves a lot faster and quieter, and has TONS more features than my regular I-Dog from the U.S. My Lovely iDog has 170 different tunes and 120 different color patterns, while my regular I-Dog has 20 tunes and only five patterns. My regular I-Dog also doesn’t move to the music, it just bobs its head back and forth and moves its ears over and over again. As you can well imagine, I like my Lovely iDog better and rarely use my other one. I’m pretty sure that the United States Apple Macintosh manufacturers have taken a little trip to Japan to see what their secret is, so if you want to wait for a better version of the I-Dog in the U.S., they’ll be selling it around Febuary. Well, I hope this helped! Oh, and here’s a picture of iRene. (Aren’t I clever?) 🙂
(Oops, sorry about that last one.) Hi there. I’ve been having fun reading all of your comments and debates about the I-Dog (English version) vs. the iDog (Japanese version). Well, I’ve done my research and have come to the conclusion that the iDog is in fact superior to the I-Dog. Now, you can’t just go and say that the English version is just a cheap speaker, you have to give them credit- they are the original makers of this cute iPod accessory. Here’s the story behind it- Apple Macintosh (the makers of iPod), as many manufacturers do, sold a portion of their company to Japan and other countries so that their product could be world-wide. Of coarse Japan couldn’t sell the English boxes and user manuals, so they translated it to Japanese. While doing this, the companies that were manufacturing the products decided to upgrade the I-Dog so that its movements would synchronize with the music it was playing, and change the name to better match its â€˜owner’- the iPod. Japan did have a right to do this, for in the contract that they signed when Japan bought a portion of Apple, it clearly stated that Japan â€˜could change things about the products to better fit the needs of their country’. I’m sure that the English makers were talking about the language on the packaging and the user manuals, but, nonetheless, the Japanese decided to use their wits of animal artificial intelligence on this new product. They have also made iDogs for a more girly audience, called The Lovely iDog. I had asked for a Lovely iDog from Japan and a regular I-Dog from the U.S. this Christmas, and I finally got them both today. I’ve compared the two, and my Lovely iDog from Japan has better sound quality, moves a lot faster and quieter, and has TONS more features than my regular I-Dog from the U.S. My Lovely iDog has 170 different tunes and 120 different color patterns, while my regular I-Dog has 20 tunes and only five patterns. My regular I-Dog also doesn’t move to the music, it just bobs its head back and forth and moves its ears over and over again. As you can well imagine, I like my Lovely iDog better and rarely use my other one. I’m pretty sure that the United States Apple Macintosh manufacturers have taken a little trip to Japan to see what their secret is, so if you want to wait for a better version of the I-Dog in the U.S., they’ll be selling it around Febuary. Well, I hope this helped! Oh, and here’s a picture of iRene. (Aren’t I clever?) 🙂
Hmmm… HTML doesn’t seem to work. Well, anyway, if you really want to see what my Lovely iDog, iRene looks like, you can go to http://www.geekstuff4u.com/images/idog-p.jpg. Sorry about so many posts!
i have an iDog and i think its the cutist thing i have ever had.. and i didnt even pay for ir ( it was givin as a gift)
Sue, the reason that your iDog is turning off after five minutes is because you can’t leave it alone that long. Try pressing its nose or moving your hand in front of its face every couple of minutes- the only reason its doing that is to save its battery power when you forget to turn it off.
Dude, finally, iDog comes to the USA! Actually,
the iDog is pretty fun. Just let it sit near a speaker,
crank up the volume, and it dances and flashes lights! And, you can make it happy by either waving
your hand abowe its head (petting) or pressing it’s nose. BTW, for the people who have the japanese
manual, (you micht know this) once you’ve turned
iDog on (press the nose) you can turn it off by holding down the nose for 5 secs.
For the last sentence in my last post, that wasn’t
sarcasm, just advice.
It is just like a real dog. My cousin got one 4 me and I luv it. Right now it is “sick”. It is one of the best presents ever!!!
i lovee my idog but its really annoying how the sounds of the moving ears are SO LOUD. anyone know how to stop making those ears move AND listen to my music in peace at the same time?
got the lovely idog 4 xmas. luv it! havnt figurd out much 2 do wit it so fa coz of jap instructions. 2 all thos ppl hu say dey dnt like it coz dey preffer cats, get ova urselvs! im a totl cat persn nd adore dis. cats r also showin som interest. 1 sits nd tilts her hed wen da idog dus. so cute! also, ny1 hu thinks theyr 2 old 4 idog, im 36. me ny my 14 yr old daughter both luv it. wots dis bout an ifish? sounds groovy. nyway cya xx
nd oh yeah, poor sound quality. beta as a toy thn speakers
i have a question, can you (and if you can how) turn up the volume on an i-dog?
Jessica, you can turn up the volume on your iDog by simply turning up the volume on your music player, or if your iDog is not plugged in to a music player, just push in your idog’s nose (but not to long or it will turn off!) and press the two buttons on the top of its head- right for up and left for down.
if thats wat an i dog is i got a diff version it looks the same but dosent have sensors all around it. it only has 1 on top of its head.
does any 1 no how to change your song on the idog while the ipod is pluged in??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
I have the Lovely iDog (pink) and think it is great but can anyone tell me if there is anyway of stopping it turning itself off after 3 or 5 mins – especially when using it as a speak with an ipod. At the moment i have to keep pressing the nose etc to keep it going – when i go back to work and use it on my desk i don’t want to have to keep playing with it – just for it to play my music.
CHELSEY S. says
WELL I HAVE AN IPOD MINI BUT I HAVN’T GOT A CHANCE TO BUY AN I-DOG YET BUT I THINK THEY ARE REALLY COOL BECAUSE YOU CAN LISTEN TO SONGS WITHOUT PUTING YOUR EARPHONES ON AND JUST RELAX.
Hi, are they available in the U.A.E? If so, where?
Asked for I-Dog for xmas and no one I know knew what the heck I was talkin about!!! first saw one at Walmart, but didn’t buy it. I am 39yrs old and a guy. I have an IPod Shuffle but I am not as happy with that right now(USB problems). I can’t wait for Feb.2006, ToysRus is selling the black one. I am already planning on buying it!!!!! I hope it is more like the japanese one. I am sure I will luv it either way……….. that Kyle guy is a real creep. watchout for preditors!?!?!
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kyle my sn is sinneTregiT anyone who wants to chat im me and i have a idog it is the coolest. only if you get it from japan!! Cya Kyle!!!
ver hot, rich, and single says
hey DAN0 i will watch out because i dont give out any personal info and the japan version won’t come to the US very soon also you can get the japan version at audiocubes.com
craig oneill says
i have 7
sam masri says
i love donkeys. can they make an idonkey plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz im fruity.
anu parekh says
im a parakeet in a person’s body. I like goat cheese and blu cheese im not a fan on the holy cheese..you know swiss. can they make Iswiss. if there is where can i buy it. id would just make my life better. I mean a lot easier.
im a ghetto doggy lover oh shnizzit mine just threw up all over the brand new ghetto couch i got from the ghetto geico lizzard guy. by the way, IM DaVE
wheres the ghetto volume on the dang ghetto dog
by the way KILLA GEICO kella is killer but w/ an a 4 those retards out there
I’m making some fruitcake for you lovely pretty young children with some cookies. Im just doing this to embarrass my daughter, Carolyn.
really hot young, single, and rich says
hey if any one wants to talk im me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or msn messenger
Hi, I think they are really cool and cute. My friend has one and now I want one too. I JUST LOVE THEM!
It really is quite cute, though the speakers are a bit noisy. i’m not sure how to tell which event its in…any advice?
I love my i-dog. it’s so hypnotizing to watch it just flash, and flash, and flash, and flash. I’ve only had mine for like, a day- but it already has a personality! the outer ring changes color depending on it’s mood. it’s SO cute. hehe.
i like i-dogs where can i get one for free????
i love my idog it is the cutest thing i have ever seen i want to have them all in different colors to.the music is so clear.the only problem is i dont have a instruction mainual.
i dont like it
how much are they?
I have one Its pretty cool, cute and my girlfriend loves it!
I have one Its pretty cool, cute and my girlfriend loves it and I love my girlfriend for it (it costs $25)
I love the idog, but my only prob is that i dont have an ipod, i have a mp3 player. will idog work with my mp3 player?
i love idog its awsome he playes with every music player!
Panda Person says
no, its not really $40! more like…half as much
Panda Person says
they’re pretty cool for the fist day, but then they are just a waste of space, money, and time
Peepee Man says
just got my light blue idog from jap! sadly its made in china though. haha
4 all u people who dont know were to get a manual in english, there is a complete copy of it at: http://www.dutchguard.com/p-I-Dog.html
o, and by the way, 4 all the stupid ppl who haven’t even tried the product, i think the sound is good, and u can get it in toys r us 4 $30, and its actaully adorable when it starts moving its ears and head. the best thing about it is that u dont have to have an ipod to listen to musiac w/ it. it works w/ anything that has a headphone jack including a computer. its also quite small, so the portability is very efficient. u can also buy a carrying case 4 it but the design it more 4 kids. i must say its more like a toy than a speaker, although the sound is very good, so i would recomend it as a gift for kids. i would know ths because i am one! take it from me, the iDog is a graet gift for anyone between the ages of 9-14.
the idog is adorable and since on sport related trips i couldn’t share my mp3 player with my friends. now i can. it’s not loud enough to bother pplz who don’t want to hear but loud enough for us to hear and enjoy
very hot, rich, and single says
i am hot and i have like 27 of them now they are so kewl and my sn is sinneTregiT for aol
i got the us vesion black yesterday anda little dog bag and a green outfit it is so cute!!! with my black nano!
haha its soo cute and i have one. i got it yesterday.
really hot, young, single, and rich says
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I love this little dog!! I just got mine yesterday, i think it is so adorable! I am 12 and bought it from a neighbor, i love playing my music through it! I named it Suri Wendell _______: that part was my last name.
where can u buy little clothes and a bag 4 it? i want some so bad!
really hot, young, single, and rich says
well i get my clothes and purse custom made one of a kind
really hot, young, single, and rich says
and if you really got one from your neighbor and not from japan then you r a cheepo
really hot, young, single, and rich says
How much does this cost?
well u no not all of us are super rich…r parents actually have to work for a living. I gave my neighbor the money then he bought it for me. It wasnt even used! So get over urself ur nothing but a load of ****
and no one cares about ur custom made stuff. It just proves ur a snobby rich jerk who gets eveything she wants. and that isn’t normal.
really hot, young, single, and rich says
hey i work as a model and your just jealous you dont have my looks or a life apparently
Silly girl says
I’d would guess that your just an attention-seeking ugly little teenage cunt.
Am I warm so far? Silly pre-pubescent.
does anyone know how to turn the idog off? i just got one today and it works really cool and i just dont know how to turn it off
can you hook it up to any regular Mp3 player plz. email me with this answer
email me the answer at email@example.com
I just got an iDog today ^_^ i love them
I don’t have an i dog yet. but i might get one 4 my birthday which is on november 27. I can’t wait (i’m turning 14) So i don’t have a PSP and i pod or anything just a computer. so would that work.
What if you don’t have an Ipod and parents dan’t let you have one? Well What fun is it?
really hot, yough, single, and rich says
silly girl your such a bitc
Ms. Sochii. says
What an excellent idea. I’m getting one this Christmas.
Going to be lurrrving it.
I want to get an i-dog but i have a question. Can you plug in you mp3 player as well as an i-pod or do you have to have an i-pod? If you know the answer please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I need a iDog really badly!!!!!!I can’t resist it’s cuteness!!!!!!Luckily,i’m going to get it today!!I’ll be 1 happy little girl!!Get it…me happy…little girl.By the way,im 10.Well u guys can email me if u like.Bye!!
I just got one from “St. Nick” It’s pink and it’s sooo cute! you can connect it to your mp3 player and a portible radio and there’s a microphone on it so you can put it wherever there’s music! lol! 🙂 It’s adorable
dude i like i dog and reading your comments i also love avatar
reply to my message please!!!!!!
What do u do when ur idog is sick? Pleez tell me!
i think it is super cute and a great toy but i dont understand if you have to have and iPod attached or it will just play music by itself?
I got an idog! He is AWSOME! He was nineteen bucks, when I got one I thot it was cool, then I thot it sucked after a couple days, and I hid him in my closet then I got an mp3, and I thot it would not work on Snoopy (that is his name) so he stayed hidden for six more months, then my cousin (she is a HUGE snoop) started going through my closet and found his plug and him, and I pluged him in, and it… WORKED! He danced, and played my music, and I can plug my head phones into his three way cord, so he is great for road trips! (It won’t bug my parents) And he is really cute. (Not as cute as my real dog Buster but still cute)
BYE BYE! Kiss Kiss, -jessie
iDog is crap. It had absolutely TERRIBLE sound and was a complete waste of 30 dollars, even though mine was a gift. You can’t even hear the music because the motor that moves the body is so daggome loud!! Also, if you are talking to someone on the phone or for some reason want to turn it off by pausing your ipod, IT DOESN’T WORK!!! It keeps barking and won’t SHUTUP!
I will be getting my idog happy (Blue – Japan version) this weekend. I’m so thrilled….My Dar says that the sound is not bad when you hook it to ipod and use it as a speaker.
Yes…the sound not bad le. But now I try to get pink color wan. They say have lovely de. Got heart shape…
If nice I keep this…:)
HELP!!! HOW DO I MAKE MY IDOG STOP WHINING!!!
I got a used Idog from a friend. She was giving it away because it whined all the time. It started out fine–I put it in front of the stereo & my idog rocked out! But now, all it does is whine and whine and whine.
It displays the following color pattern:
all green, all green, all yellow, all orange, all red, then whine.
I’ve tried petting & feeding it. I even thought maybe it was just lonely so I listened through the whining for 15 minutes while feeding it music–but no help!
I also tried resetting it.
suzanne drummond says
what do the colors mean? piz sum1 tell me, thanks xxxx
bradly Johnson says
Green = tecno/dance
Yellow = Hip-hop/rap
Red = Rock/punk
Orange = country
why should you know? says
I think it’s SSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute i’m gonna get one for my birthday ^^
Kari – if you have the american (hasbro) i-dog i’m pretty sure you’re dog is sick. needs
in fact, it was interesting. I like it! P.S.: cool
darkangel dog lover says
HELP! HE WON’TWAKE UP!!!
my idog has been sleeping forever!
i changed his batteries today and i still can’t get him to wake.
i pushed his nose and tail, petted his sencer, pushed the reset.
what do i do?
like hi i love idog but i just got my ipod so i dont have one yet but i have 3 dogs so i might get a ifish
I-Dog owner says
Hey all you readers,
I own the I-dog and it is MUCH better than the iDog since it has NONE of the problems I’ve heard and read that iDog has. It sounds great, doesn’t whine, and tho the lights r kind of confusing, its a simplistic, modern addition to any collection of mp3 devices. (stereos,mp3 players,etc) of course its only my opinion the I-Dog is less complicated than the iDog, so don’t make any descisions bout the matter after reading this
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Luke sargent says
help i don’t have the plug in for the idog so itcannot go plug into the ipodor serrio
whered o you get the plugin?
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