22 February, 2017
Apparently designed as a successor to the not-incredibly-great Perfect Polly, Chatty Patty repeats what people say, through a small, tinny speaker. It also whistles and laughs when it’s not doing that. The customer reviews are about what you’d expect, on par with its competitor’s product Pete The Repeat Parrot. And it seems to be identical to Chatty Blue Jays, a re-skin of what’s probably the same electronics inside Chatty Patty, but inside of two blue jays, one of which is unexplainably red. I guess if you’re buying plastic birds to talk to you, biological accuracy isn’t at the bottom of your hierarchy of needs.