Rabbit R1: Hyped AI gadget is on eBay at triple the preorder worth


The Rabbit R1 launched to a lot pleasure at CES24 with a pre-order that offered out its first two 10,000-unit batches in only a day. Priced at simply $199, the palm-sized gadget was providing lots for only a small funding. Nonetheless, scalpers have sensed a chance, and simply hours after the pre-order offered out, R1s began showing on eBay for as a lot as $750.

Costs for an aftermarket R1 range, however the most cost-effective accessible on eBay will nonetheless set you again $300. The 2 most costly choices, $750 and $500, are listed by the identical consumer who’s testing the water. One itemizing had 10 bids already, pushing the value to an eyewatering $690.

The corporate’s founder and CEO Jesse Lyu took to X to discourage folks from scalping the gadgets on-line.

What’s the Rabbit R1?

The Rabbit R1 is a handheld gadget powered by Rabbit’s new synthetic intelligence mannequin, the Giant Motion Mannequin (LAM). This permits the gadget to learn to use quite a lot of apps, from Uber to Amazon.  People have educated the LAM on how one can function the apps and might construct on this data and understanding, making use of these methods to different apps.

A key characteristic of the R1 is that customers can ‘train’ it how one can carry out duties. One of many demos Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu gave at CES24 had him scanning a fridge. “That is what I received within the fridge, are you able to make me a pleasant dish that’s low in energy?” he requested the gadget. After a short pause, the R1 urged a inexperienced backyard omelet and supplied a recipe.

In essence, it’s a wise gadget which doesn’t want apps.

The gadget is small and comparatively cheap (when you keep away from the scalpers on eBay), promising to do lots for its customers. The primary batch is because of ship in March so we received’t be ready too lengthy to see if it will possibly dwell as much as the hype.

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Ali Rees

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Ali Rees is a contract author primarily based within the UK. They’ve labored as a knowledge and analytics advisor, a software program tester, and a digital advertising and marketing and search engine marketing specialist.

They’ve been a eager gamer and tech fanatic since their childhood in are at the moment the Gaming and Tech editor at Brig Newspaper. In addition they have a Substack the place they overview brief video video games.
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