i-Dog Amp’d VS the Original i-Dog

idogamped1 i Dog Ampd VS the Original i DogWe posted about the new i-Dog Amp’d a few weeks ago and now that we finally got our hands on the new pup, we decided to show off his new moves. Just to recap, aside from a groovy new pink floral design, the i-Dog Amp’d can now move his front right paw in an endearing tapping motion, bop his head to the beat and wag his tail and swish his ears. However, for us, the most notable new aspect of the -Dog Amp’d is that the i-Dog Amp’d has a speaker on his back and bottom side. The result is a much louder and more powerful listening experience than what you had with the original i-Dog. As a matter of fact, the i-Dog Amp’d sounded more than twice as loud as the original i-Dog to our ears. This extra speaker power is probaly why the i-Dog Amp’d required 3 AA batteries as opposed to just 2, like in the previous i-Dog. A plug cable is included so that you’ll be able to input any audio device to listen to through the pup’s speakers. However, both the newer and older i-Dog will respond to music, even if it’s not plugged directly in to them.

idogamped2 i Dog Ampd VS the Original i DogAnother significant change is the way you interact with the new i-Dog. Petting the old i-Dog in order to give him attention (or wake him up) required touching the sensitive area on top of his head. On the new i-Dog Amp’d, his whole face is touch sensitive.

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We taped the two pups side by side as they danced to some Dolly Parton, so you could see for yourselves how the two different generations compare. Dancing together they stole our hearts. Overall, the new i-Dog Amp’d has some welcome improvements aside from its new design. And for $34.99 you can’t go wrong. We look foward to more versions of the i-Dog Amp’d in different colors and more new designs down the line.

Conclusion:

The Good: Cute new dance moves, speakers are powerful

The Bad: You still need a screw driver to change the batterries.

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  • LITTLE KITTEN

    WHOA! I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!

  • LITTLE KITTEN

    WHOA! I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!

  • Sylestia

    These are so cute. I first saw them in an ad sales paper and just had to get one for my hubby. I had to go to 5 stores before I found one that had the “tattoo” designs. Everyone had the plain white amp’d idogs. In addition to the pink butterfly design pictured here there is also a blue dragon, green oval spots, and orange hawaiian flowers. I finally got a blue one on sale for $21.99. There were so many other people looking for the tattoo’d ones that could not find them as well. One lady mentioned she had seen them on the internet but were too expensive. When I got home I found them on-line for anywhere from $45-$80. I’ll probably get myself an i-Cat if they “amp” it up.

  • Sylestia

    These are so cute. I first saw them in an ad sales paper and just had to get one for my hubby. I had to go to 5 stores before I found one that had the “tattoo” designs. Everyone had the plain white amp’d idogs. In addition to the pink butterfly design pictured here there is also a blue dragon, green oval spots, and orange hawaiian flowers. I finally got a blue one on sale for $21.99. There were so many other people looking for the tattoo’d ones that could not find them as well. One lady mentioned she had seen them on the internet but were too expensive. When I got home I found them on-line for anywhere from $45-$80. I’ll probably get myself an i-Cat if they “amp” it up.

  • Savaruto

    Yes.!.They’re lovely and so cute.
    I’ve got my first amp’d around two weeks ago.
    And now i must say that i love my iDog amp’d.!.
    I’ve also one rabbit(live) named Buster.
    I love them both.^^.
    When my amp’d dancing to Kylie Minogues music my rabbit just try(i think) doing the same’cause he’s running,jumping,sliding.
    iDog is an wonderful and very exciting one,you know.
    Love it.
    and still waiting for iRabbit.;d

  • Savaruto

    Yes.!.They’re lovely and so cute.
    I’ve got my first amp’d around two weeks ago.
    And now i must say that i love my iDog amp’d.!.
    I’ve also one rabbit(live) named Buster.
    I love them both.^^.
    When my amp’d dancing to Kylie Minogues music my rabbit just try(i think) doing the same’cause he’s running,jumping,sliding.
    iDog is an wonderful and very exciting one,you know.
    Love it.
    and still waiting for iRabbit.;d