Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots

Designed by Marc Owens, these fun salt and pepper shakers are actual robots. Wind them up and watch them go!
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Marc Owens

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One day the world will be run by robots! But not just yet. Keep the power in human hands with these fun salt-and-pepper robots. Wind them up, and they're more than happy to pass themselves to someone else at the table. Just keep an eye on them - you don't want an uprising during dinner. Designed by Marc Owens. Made in China.

Born 1982 in Leytonstone, East London, Marc Owens studied 3D Design (BA) at the University Of Brighton. After graduating in 2004 he spent two years working in the advertising production industry as a design creative.

He is currently studying on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art as a member of Platform 11, directed by Noam Toran and Carey Young.

Owens develops critical projects within the design discipline which address issues of identity and ethics. His work is research based and spans subject matter as diverse as the convergence of real and virtual spaces, the development of fantasy experiences, and the manipulation of emotion through interaction with objects.

"Salt and pepper robots were conceived after a robot made me a cocktail during a trip to Tokyo last year," Marc said. "I was fascinated not only by the Japanese enthusiasm for the development of robots but also by the affection they as a society show towards machines which appear to have a life of their own. Salt and pepper robots are a reflection of my interest in the ethical and social issues of our robotic futures."

Made from
plastic
Measurements
2" L x 2" W x 3" H, 0.1 oz capacity
Care
Hand wash with soapy water. Dry immediately.
Item ID
18552

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Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots
 
4.0

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Unique (9)
  • Convenient (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (5)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (14)
  • Entertaining (9)
  • Small kitchens (9)
  • Decorative (8)
  • Informal meals (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (19), Avid cook (7), Practical (4), Stylish (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (22), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (10), Other (5), Birthday (3)

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3.0

Great gag gift, not practical for table use

By 

from DFW area

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Amusing

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • As A Joke

Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

Extremely funny, but not practical

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

amazing customer serivce

By 

from MN

About Me Casual Cook

Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

I wrote an earlier review that my salt shakers broke on the first day of use. I wanted to follow up with a Thank you to the quick customer service response. They responded to my email within hours and not only reimbursed my card but didn't require me to send the bots back which would have been a hassle. It is worth buying from this site for the customer service alone. I didn't have to sit on the phone for hours, nor did they make me send pics etc. This could have been a huge annoyance but UncommonGoods made it easy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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1.0

Poor Quality

By 

from MN

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Unstable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

      My mom sent me these bots for Hanukah since I am a huge salt person. They are adorable while they work and they walk along the table. however after winding them up about 5 times the pepper stopped working and salt seems to be on the way but it will still take about 2 steps before stopping. For the price I would have hoped for them to last a bit longer but they are flimsy and plastic so maybe they are just overpriced. I am waiting for the company to respond with some sort of compensation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      So fun!

      By 

      from Waco, TX

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Just Adorable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts

        Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

        I got these for my Husband to go with his Birthday gift and we love them! They're just so fun. They don't hold very much salt or pepper so I wouldn't suggest them for daily use but they are fully functional and a great gift for the kid at heart in everyone!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        What a Wonderful Gag Gift!

        By 

        from Rockford, IL

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

        My uncle loved his gift!

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Pizazz

        By 

        from scotrun pa

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • They Really Wind

        Cons

        • Could Be A Pepp Corn Grin
        • Salt Shaker Pours Out

        Best Uses

        • Simple Meals
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

        Great product. I prefer peppercorn freshly grinded though. Salt shaker could have been used as a grinder as well. Salt pours out rather Than shakes

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Novel!

        By 

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts
        • Large Kitchens
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

        Great pieces. Kids love them. Only thing is that the black pepper shaker doesn't walk without becoming stuck as the feet catch on each other. The salt one works fine. Going to try some sand paper to remove the sticking point.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Cute little things

        By 

        from Nebraska

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

        Cute, not sure it walks for sure, haven't tried it , but my son loved it.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great item! A Big Hit!

        By 

        from Niles, MI

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

          Thank you! This is a great item for any robot collector!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great gift idea

          By 

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Gifts
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about Wind-Up Salt and Pepper Robots:

            I got these for my boyfriend for Christmas, and he and his roommates absolutely love them. They're fun to play with for any age!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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