Skitterbot Electronic Cockroach Will Battle Other Electronic Cockroaches [Video]

Have you ever been sitting at your computer, looking for stuff to do, when you thought, "Hey, it would be really cool if I had a little electronic cockroach I could control, to fight other electronic cockroaches!" Well! Today is your lucky day! Because here we have just what you've been waiting for! These little guys are called Skitterbots, and they're meant to give your day a little bit of cockroach fun.

Skitterbots will come in four different colors, so you'll be able to tell the difference between yours, and all of the other little things running, or skittering around. The four different colors aren't just to keep the little guys aesthetically pleasing, though. They represent a different frequency. Which means you'll be able to run the four electronic critters around at the same time, so you can battle them, and see who comes out on top.

No, you don't have to battle the other electronic cockroaches. You can just race them, or have them stare at one another. Whatever floats your boat, really. And when you need to charge them, you just plug them into your USB and let them sit for a bit. You'll get a five-function remote along with your Skitterbot, so you can make them go forward, back, stop (?), left, and right. There's no way to make them climb walls, or people's legs, but hopefully that shows up in the next version. What's better, is that they go for only $19.99. Too cheap to pass up, right?

[via CrunchGear]