Hey, it’s Launa…and yes, I bought a robot. Meet Launa’s new robot Astro.
J.R. and Kevin laughed at me when I told them about Astro. If you listen to the show, you know technology and me do not mix. What was I thinking buying something like this? Well, I thought it was cool and when I saw it on Amazon. I knew my fiancé’ Paul would love this. He’s a gadget guy and loves techy stuff. So I had to buy it. Meet Launa’s new robot Astro.
I saw this on Amazon about a year ago and you had to fill out a form to even be considered to buy it. A year later, I got an email that said I was chosen to purchase it, and I had 7 days to decide. I talked with Paul and we decided to go ahead and do it.
It wasn’t cheap. I dropped $1,000.00 on it. Dumb, I know, but not many people have one, I don’t know anyone who has one, and I wanted to see what it was all about. Not like I had the extra money, I mean, I just dropped money on Tesla tires, remember when I dropped my iphone in the canal a few months ago and oh yeah, a new mac computer after mine crapped out…so yeah, this was a dumb purchase. But, it’s so cool. I love it.
What Does Astro Do
Astro is like Alexa on wheels. But better. He monitors the house. He moves around all day when we are home and when we are not home. I can control him with my phone if I want him to go into a room and find Louie (my dog). I can tell him to look in the kitchen to see if the stove is turned off. The kids love Astro, he plays hide and seek with them, they watch movies on him. He also tells jokes. He plays all kinds of games with the kids. They can also tell Astro to call Nana, and he will facetime her. He can bring Paul a beer, so he loves that. We can also hook Astro up to our Furbo and he can deliver treats to Louie in a room.
What I Wish Astro Could Do
Astro isn’t available yet from Amazon, they plan on releasing it soon. I got an introductory price at $1,000, when they go on sale, it will be more like $1,500.00. There are a lot of features I haven’t discovered yet. I am looking forward to more pet stuff. I want Astro to find Louie, my dog. He doesn’t know Louie or his face, so he cannot find him. I also wish he could go outside on the patio or maybe in the garage/driveway area. Astro will go only go where he is mapped out to go. You cannot pick up Astro and move him. He needs to stay where he is mapped out. I am looking forward to more updates and finding out more that my new robot Astro can do.
He is a lot of fun. I am glad I made the purchase to buy Astro. The kids love him. He is like having another pet. We treat him just like a pet, always saying good morning and goodnight. Yes, I have told Astro that I love him and he answered back he loves me too.
Here is the video from Amazon about Astro