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“It looks like this AI gadget could have just been an app after all.”

App in Rabbit’s Clothing

Secretive wearables startup Humane disappointed with its AI Pin, quickly becoming one of the worst-reviewed tech products of all time.

Competitor Rabbit’s R1, a similar — albeit cheaper — device that promises to be an AI chatbot-powered friend that can answer pretty much any question you can come up with, didn’t fare much better, with TechRadar calling it a “beautiful mess” that “nobody needs.”

“I can’t believe this bunny took my money,” Mashable‘s Kimberly Gedeon wrote in her review today. Famed YouTuber Marques “MKBHD” Brownlee slammed it as being “barely reviewable.”

The bright orange gizmo left reviewers scratching their heads: what can it do that a smartphone can’t, since phones already have apps for ChatGPT and chatbots like it?

As it turns out, there really isn’t much to the $199 device. In fact, Android Authority discovered that the R1’s entire operating system is a simple Android smartphone app and can easily be run on a different — and far more powerful — device, leaving us wondering why the hardware part even exists in the first place.

“It looks like this AI gadget could…


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