First Look: Tiger Toys i-CY Interactive Penguin Music Companion

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Tiger’s already released i-Dogs, i-Cats, and i-Fish – now the amusingly named i-CY, a “performing penguin,” has arrived. A mix of clear, black, and white plastics with a tiny Chrome beak power button, he matches any full-sized iPod and puts on a little show to your music. As with the other i-series animal toys, i-CY comes with an auxiliary audio cable so that you can connect your iPod and listen to audio through the unit’s rear-mounted, built-in speaker. Flipping his tail toggles between iPod music and i-CY noises, some of which are bird chirps, and others almost Godzilla-like, as i-CY lightly flaps his wings and bobs back and forth. Unlike i-Fish, i-CY is a pretty stable little toy and won’t bother you while he’s on a flat surface; he puts on a light show with seven multi-colored lights, very similar to the ones seen in i-Dog and i-Cat, and modestly influenced by the music that’s playing. You’ll have to provide three AAA batteries yourself, and unscrew a single Philips head screw to insert them.

First Look: Tiger Toys i-CY Interactive Penguin Music Companion


First Look: Tiger Toys i-CY Interactive Penguin Music Companion

First Look: Tiger Toys i-CY Interactive Penguin Music Companion

First Look: Tiger Toys i-CY Interactive Penguin Music Companion

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Company and Price

Company: Tiger Toys/Hasbro

Website: www.Hasbro.com/tigertoys

Model: i-CY

Price: $20

Compatible: All iPods

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.