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Anki Drive May Have Won Over Apple, but This Toy Has Limits

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January 14, 2014
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Anki Drive is a toy sold in Apple stores, but its high price and limited track could limit its appeal. Anki is similar to a slot cars that use a remote, but there is one major difference - the cars use artificial intelligence pitting the player against the car. It achieves this by using a track with embedded technology. Anki Drive is expensive by toy standards and since the company is so new there is only one track option. It may have Apple's blessing, but that won't guarantee success.


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