Sadly, most of this is novelty.
For the most part, Karotz delivers very little content my smartphone can't fetch quicker and easier. I can read Facebook, glance at weather forecasts and check news and Twitter feeds seamlessly on my Motorola Droid X2. My phone doesn't read them aloud, but I don't want it to.
And other devices in my home, from PCs to game machines, offer so much streamed and synched content that they've effectively lapped Karotz's six-year growth as an entertaining, ambient content-delivery device.
Karotz is certainly an improvement over previous versions of the device. But with an urban environment blanketed in smart devices and connectivity, the need for the smart bunny has dimmed.
Mobile phones are the current Swiss army knife solution for most social media and content delivery needs beyond the traditional desktop. It's hard to replace the functionality of a smartphone with a device that is tethered to a shelf and has no display screen. Novelty tech products quickly lose their luster when facing much smarter devices that travel with the user — everywhere.
Ron Harris can be reached at http://twitter.com/Journorati