OMG I MUST HAVE THIS

5 comments August 2nd, 2007at 11:23am Posted by Eli

AWESOME!!!

It’s a robotic singing Elvis head! AWESOME!!!!

If there is a rash of Elvis sightings later this month, it may be because of the arrival in stores of the WowWee Alive Elvis, an animatronic Elvis bust with infrared eyes and lips that sync to music.

This Elvis can look you square in the eye, tilt his head and croon “Love Me Tender” through the speakers in his shoulders.

This is WowWee’s second robotic bust, the descendant of a chimp released last year. Both were created by George York, an inventor who used forensic reconstruction techniques and guidance from Graceland to conjure up Elvis in his prime. Beneath the rubbery skin are nine motors for head movements and facial gestures, including four levers dedicated to the upper lip for that signature sneer. A microphone-shaped remote lets you adjust volume, choose tunes or toggle between modes like talking and singing.

Alive Elvis, which will initially be available at Sharper Image stores and at Graceland for about $300, includes one plug-in cartridge with eight songs and 37 phrases voiced by an Elvis impersonator. There are three audio jacks, either for playing music through the speakers, or to patch in a microphone just in case you want to sing along and work on your own sneer.

I think $300 is a small price to pay to own The Most Awesome Coolest Thing In The World.

Also, I refuse to believe that robotic Elvis heads are descended from robotic monkey heads. Indeed, robotic Elvis heads may be the most conclusive proof we have of the existence of God.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness

5 Comments

  • 1. Glenn  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Oh. My. God. It’s mine!

  • 2. ina  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    In other news, I will be singing 2 or 3 Elvis tunes on 17 August at a place called The Elevens. I promise to be animatronicated!

    Songs?

    Just Because
    So Glad You’re Mine
    Play House

    You CAN pay me $300, but the cover is probably more like $5…

  • 3. elmo  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    my mom will have one.

  • 4. david  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Does it filter the air too?

  • 5. Eli  |  August 2nd, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    You CAN pay me $300, but the cover is probably more like $5

    Just lemme know if you’re ever singing in Pittsburgh.

    Does it filter the air too?

    Of any stray food particles.


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