Sony Rollys Along

If you can, try to imagine a football having sexual relations with a hard-boiled egg. Their offspring might be a Rolly — making its Sony CES debut this year.

Robotics meets boombox, Rolly is a playback device like none other. Its 2GB flash memory and built-in speakers are no big deal, but its “self-motion function” is undeniably funky. The thing scoots, spins, flaps across the floor, dancing to the music. Like a thing possessed, it is sure to break the ice at parties . . . and scare the crap out of household pets and small kids.

—Ken C. Pohlmann