Rabbit R1: Could this AI device replace your phone with its new wearable camera?

Rabbit announcement
(Image credit: Rabbit)

Back at CES, right at the beginning of 2024, Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu announced the Rabbit R1 – the cute orange device entering the race to replace the smartphone with a portable AI.

This week, at the TWA hotel in New York, the device saw the light of day (or, more accurately, party lights and presentation displays) at a 'shipping party' in which the devices off the production line were handed to enthusiastic R1 buyers. Not, though, before Lyu could share plans for the device in what might have been a very enthusiastic room but what is currently a very hostile climate for the tech.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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