Seems like a pretty cool little gadget. I agree that more sophisticated devices will come out if there is enough interest. I like the way it changes it's personality based on your music, that's pretty innovative. I'm more interested in what breed that beautiful real dog is. Looks like a mix between a German Shepherd and a Husky.

Posted by StrobesAU on August 9, 2005 at 6:35 AM (PDT) Comment 1

Enough about this...when will iZ be available? It seems like iZ from Zizzle offers much much more

Posted by jes0303 on August 11, 2005 at 5:48 PM (PDT) Comment 2

This is so cute, leh! I look forward to such toys. smile

Posted by Jing on August 11, 2005 at 5:52 PM (PDT) Comment 3

He's a purebred Siberian Husky, from the only family ever to have won Westminster for the breed. And thanks for caring. grin

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on August 12, 2005 at 1:17 AM (PDT) Comment 4

Yeah, I noticed after posting that he could be pure. Just a darker coloration than I've seen. Obviously a world class pup!

Posted by StrobesAU on August 12, 2005 at 7:43 AM (PDT) Comment 5

It's confusing to me, the difference list about talks about Hasbro's i-Dog vs. Sega's. I am assuming that the original Japanese version is Sega's and the one you get in the US is Hasbro's?

Posted by kensteele on August 15, 2005 at 8:34 PM (PDT) Comment 6

Yes - Sega developed and released it first in Japan, then Hasbro made a larger (and otherwise tweaked) version.

Strobes: It's mostly the indoor lighting, which makes him look yellow. He's gray + white. A better exposed picture of him as a puppy is in the first iPodlounge/iLounge Buyers Guide (Backstage), which you can find by searching for Bookshelf on the site.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on August 15, 2005 at 10:01 PM (PDT) Comment 7

Does anyone know of any music stores that work with ipod other than itunes that is legal???

Posted by steve8958 on August 17, 2005 at 11:25 AM (PDT) Comment 8

The Japanese version is more "intelligent" than the American version. While the American only has a light sensor, a button on the nose, and the tail (which only puts it on ‚Äúsleep mode‚Ä?), 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 700 different sounds, get the Japanese version. The American one is a cheap iPod speaker that lights up and moves its ears.

Posted by miguel077 on August 27, 2005 at 6:21 PM (PDT) Comment 9

Do you know if the Japanese version is available in the US and, if so, which stores carry it?

Posted by brendi_sue on September 2, 2005 at 11:49 AM (PDT) Comment 10

I just got an idog.. american version.. for christmas. its mostly just a light show and plays the music on an -ok- quality speaker.... I LOVE IT!! it the most most SWEET CUTE AWESOME thing ever..hahah...its totally fun and cool. wink

Posted by ask on December 25, 2005 at 12:46 PM (PDT) Comment 11

I-dog stinks. I just bought one and it was a big rip-off. Do not, I repeat, do not, buy this thing. The lights are stupid, the sound stinks, and most of all, my dog was not imused. He ate it. I had to take him to the vet and it cost me $1000 to have the mechanical pooch removed from his stomach. For $1000, I could have purchased ten American Girl dolls. Save the vet bills and buy an itrip. Much cheaper in the long run.

Posted by scwil on November 25, 2006 at 7:44 AM (PDT) Comment 12
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