I just received an email from Ugobe informing me that the Pleo will be slightly delayed. No word on how back dated orders will be, but Ugobe has some what guaranteed that the preorder folks (first hatch) will still receive theirs by the holidays. The delay, according to Ugobe, is due to a slight redesign of the Pleo’s battery. Originally the battery was built into the life like dinosaur, but now you’ll be able to remove it for charging and have multiply batteries going to increase consecutive ‘play time’. I’ve read on a few other sites that Ugobe was running into battery charging issues that had something to do with overheating – Ugobe partially admits to this in the linked email – and hence why they’ve moved its charger outside of it’s belly.
Caleb (founder and designer) promises to post some videos of the Pleo to keep folks eager and excited.
Email notice here.
You can purchase it here for $350.
Not familiar with the Pleo? Check out their Pleoworld site.