The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Meet Dash – Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash — doing more with robotics than ever possible. No books or camps needed! So when I was asked to review Dash I jumped on it. My kids love robots especially my almost 6 year old. For the past three years he has asked for a robot for Christmas and his birthday. He has always wanted a really cool one and I can say that Dash delivered. In fact once we took Dash out of his box all three of my kids lost their MINDS.
They started out calm while my teenager opened everything and got Dash charging. He downloaded the app which was sooo easy. We decided to start with the Wonder app but I think we should have started with the Go App. My teenager was insistent on doing everything so I let him do it. “Wonder makes robotics as delightful as finger painting. A picture-based coding language built for kids, children create detailed behaviors for Dash, creating the robot pet, pal or sidekick of their dreams.” I thought it was too advanced for my middle son but he was all over it.
What comes in the box
1 Charging Cord
2 Building Brick Connectors
Getting Started Guide
Once we got everything downloaded, I went ahead and downloaded the Path App and the Go App for my littles. My middle child is right on top of Dash and he follows him around. He immediately grabs his tablet and starts working on stuff. I think its great that he is so interested in it. He is constantly asking me questions to make Dash more interactive and I really think he will start understanding the coding right away. He is already getting it. They talk to Dash and he responds. He swiveles around and starts coming toward the sound of their voice and he will talk to them. Very cool.
Until I was writing up my review I didnt even realize there was a Xylo app for music. That is what we are getting next. My kids already think Dash is the coolest thing ever so adding music will just be icing on the cake. I absolutely recommend Dash to any child especially children interested in STEM technology and robotics. You can purchase Dash at Best Buy!