is a robotic dog originally designed and manufactured by Sega Toys.
It is now manufactured by Hasbro which provides the I-Dog to North
America. It is also marketed as the E-Dog in Germany, Italy and the
Netherlands and has become extremely popular.
The music loving
mutt is “trained” to obey eight commands, including
“Dance!”, “Stay”, and “Tap paw!” – just touch
his face. As he dances to your favorite tunes, watch his
ears move and groove. He’ll even stand up and do the I-DOG
twist! Once the music starts, this perky pooch becomes a
can play your music through his built-in speaker and rocks
out. Place him near a speaker, then press his nose and watch
him move along as he grooves to the beat. He even changes
his mood to suit your music. Simply play something new and
he’ll entertain you with expressive movements and flashing
LED lights that change color.
I-Dog has become so popular that the manufacturer
has released it in many different colors. I-Dog works
with most portable and non-portable electronic audio
devices. Plus he easily connects to any standard headphone
jack with the included cable.
features seven flashing LED lights on its face and has the
ability to 'dance' to the beat of the music. It puts on a
great light show.
It also has a
number of switches on its nose, head and tail which allow it
to react to user input. It has various emotions (which
change based on user interaction) that provide different
color patterns on its LED lights. It reacts if placed near
an audio source (such as speakers), and has 70 built-in
In 2007, Tiger
Electronics released the I-Dog Amp'd. It was an
upgraded version of the I-Dog with stereo speakers which
nodded its head and tapped its foot in time to the music
being played on it.
In 2008 three
new versions of the I-Dog were released. The I-Dog Clip
is a fully-functional mini-sized I-Dog which can be clipped
onto a backpack. The I-Dog Dance is a full-sized
I-Dog that stands up and dances in time to the music being
played on it. The I-Dog Soft Speaker is a giant,
plush, and fully functional I-Dog.
in 2009 there
was an mini I-Dog soft speaker called the I-Dog plush
Puppy. it is a useful little plush speaker.
is a YouTube video of the I-Dog in action.
on display at the
South Florida Science Museum