Christmas Giveaway 2013 – HEXBUG® Aquabot with Fishbowl

by Jennifer Donovan

This post was written by 5M4M contributor, Jennifer D.

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How many dead fish have you flushed? Sorry to be so graphic during this most wonderful time of the year, but we went through quite an ordeal a couple of years ago when my son asked for fish for his birthday. We didn’t get the water right, and our tank claimed the life of several goldfish before we got it right. But then, even when we got it right, the fish only lasted for about 6 or 8 months.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know you could fix anything with a new set of batteries? And what’s more — it’s portable. No getting fish sitters when you are out of town. Just take it with you, or leave it behind!

Check out the new HEXBUG® Aquabot with Fishbowl:

hexbug fish

The first water-born HEXBUG micro robotic creature with smart fish technology. Comes with its own fishbowl that provides the perfect home for the HEXBUG Aquabot. Powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, this swimming fish dives up and down, changing directions to explore its environment.

Equipped with an automatic on and off sensor that activates when submerged in water.
Each set contains:

  • 1 HEXBUG Aquabot
  • 1 Fishbowl
  • Two button cell batteries AG13 (LR44) are included in each fish

HEXBUG Aquabot is available in two styles — the Shark and the Clownfish –and ten translucent colors.

Enter to Win

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.


Jennifer manages 5 Minutes for Books. When she’s not reading and reviewing, she writes about family life at Snapshot.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Jake November 28, 2013 at 7:16 am

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2 Belinda Parker November 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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3 anne November 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

A great giveaway. thanks.

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4 Christine Jensen November 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

FUn! My kids would love this :)
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5 amyc November 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

My daughter would absolutely love this.

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6 Kelly D November 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

My kids would like this, thank you.

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7 KATHY November 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The munchkins would have a lot of fun with this, and we wouldn’t need to worry about kitty swirling her paw in the fishbowl!

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8 Janet W. November 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

My grandson would love this! How neat!

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9 Noreen November 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

My girls love hexbugs and have been wanting this

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10 Seyma Shabbir November 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I love the HExbugs and think it is amazing they came up with fish that really swims in water

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11 Cindy Brooks November 29, 2013 at 4:17 am

This would certainly keep our cats entertained!

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12 Terra Heck November 29, 2013 at 4:30 am

This would make a great stocking stuffer for my son. Thanks.

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13 Melissa P. November 29, 2013 at 7:41 am

Wow! This is awesome. Love to win this for my son. Would look cool in his room.

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14 vickie couturier November 29, 2013 at 12:39 pm

my grandsons would love this

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15 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

HexBugs are so fun!!

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16 latanya November 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm

these are really neat

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17 Amanda Hoffman November 30, 2013 at 1:24 am

oops pinterest.com/pinkghosta
and i would love to win

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18 Ruth Hill November 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

My daughter would love this!
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19 Daiva November 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

My son would love it!

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20 Ann Barham November 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This would be a wonderful gift for my niece.

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21 Lynn Frye November 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

This looks like such a great learning toy. Thanks for making it available for the give away. Love this site.

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22 Crystal Sweet November 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

A fish that never dies! Yeah!

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23 Sheryl November 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Looks like fun,! A new twist on one of my son’s old favorites.

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24 Sheryl November 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Looks like fun! This is a new twist on one of my son’s old favorites.

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25 Meghan Finley December 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

Looks like the perfect pet for our house

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26 Angel S. December 1, 2013 at 1:08 am

Cute gift idea~

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27 Nicole December 1, 2013 at 1:59 am

Cool, a fish that we won’t have to feed!

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28 Sindy Murray December 1, 2013 at 2:34 am

I will love a fish that I won’t need to feed or clean after!

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29 Jennifer December 1, 2013 at 3:25 am

Thanks! This is fun.

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30 Urailak (Fruit Bearer on FB) December 1, 2013 at 5:38 am

This is cool! Please count me in.
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31 nickie December 1, 2013 at 6:45 am

My son would love it!

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32 Margaret smith December 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

My son would really love this. Thanks so much.

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33 Dawn Monroe December 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

Id pick the shark for my granddaughter.

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34 Michelle C December 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

My kids love Hex Bugs, but we haven’t seen the Aquabots yet! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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35 Karen December 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

Looks like an awesome toy, hours of entertainment for the kiddo.

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36 betty wojnar December 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

my son loves hexbugs!“`

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37 Debra Guillen December 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

My son would love this

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38 Emelie Cheramie December 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

thanks for the giveaway

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39 Helen December 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

this looks really cool

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40 kelly December 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

My son would love this!!

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41 meme December 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

these are really cute

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42 Natalie Vanderheiden December 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

What an awesome idea! Would make a wonderful holiday gift.

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43 Steph December 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

My kids would really like this. Looks pretty cool.

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44 Lynne T. December 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I’d like to win this just to see what my cat would think of it.

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45 Jenny December 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

this looks cute! I think my son would like it

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46 Theron Willis December 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

If I win, I’d give the aquabot to my local Fire Department toy drive for needy children.

Hope to win!

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47 Debra Hall December 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

thats a toy i would want to keep for me

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48 Robby Rob December 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm

what a great idea. i’m sure it’s a great product. Hexbugs haven’t disappointed us yet.

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49 Jenny December 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Fun! My kids would LOVE this!

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50 Krista December 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

My boys would LOVE this! Can it go in the bathtub? ‘cuz I’m sure that’s where it would end up! ;)
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51 Lori Walker December 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Great – thanks for the chance

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52 Tonya H December 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

My boys would love it!
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53 Angie Brewer (Snack Cups and Smiles) December 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

My grandboy would love this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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54 Sarah Burger December 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

That is so great, I had no idea there were robotic fish available. My son is on his second beta fish, so this would be a good replacement when Austin fish #2 passes the rainbow bridge!
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55 Jennifer Speed December 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for the giveaway

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56 kathy balman December 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm

My son would love this under the tree!
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57 danielle lima December 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I would love this for my office.

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58 melissaandkeith miller December 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Another great gift!!

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59 karen medlin December 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Now this is pretty cool, I am sure the little ones would love it, have fun and don’t have to worry about feeding the fish.

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60 Georgia Beckman December 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

My grandsons would LOVE this!

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61 PAIGE CHANDLER December 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

This is the perfect pet for my family. :)

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62 kathy balman December 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

what a great stocking stuffer!
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63 Jodi Kershuk December 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Hexbugs look like a lot of fun!

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64 clarissa December 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

my kids have been eying these up

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65 Amy Tolley December 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

this is really cute and neat thanks for this chance

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66 Eileen Richter December 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm

perfect toy for my son’s family who have not been able to have a pet…and mommy does day care so the kids might enjoy this! thanks!

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67 June S. December 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

This is really neat and different.

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68 Cassandra December 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Would be a great addition to our house. :)

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69 Kelly B December 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

my kids love these hexbugs. my daughter brought one out to dinner one night and stuck it under a glass–totally freaked out the waiter :)

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70 Mia Dentice Carey
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LOVE LOVE LOVE that they now make FISH! too cool!

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71 Jenn M December 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

This is a cute invention with hexbug.
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72 sarahmarie jerome December 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

how cool is this.. a swimming fish that u don’t have to worry about feeding or changing the water… any kid can use one of these…

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73 Samantha Place December 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

My husband would love this.

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74 Allison December 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm

This is too cool for my daughter! She would love it.

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75 Ashley Fryer December 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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76 Rebecca o December 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

This is a great first fish for kids.

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77 Kellie Conklin December 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This looks like a cute and fun toy! Much easier than real fish :) Thanks!

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78 carol lewis December 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

never saw this before! neat!

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79 Renee G December 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I have to say that this is the kind of pet fish that I like.

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80 polly December 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Fun! Another amazing product!

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81 amanda odair December 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

my kids want a fish but we can not have one

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82 esmeralda martinez December 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Always a neat place to visit!

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83 Adele Jones December 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

This is adorable.

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84 lana December 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm

my boys would sure love this

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85 Angela December 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

My son has this on his wishlist! I would love to win it for him!

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86 Tammy S December 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

My kids would love this! Thanks for the chance.

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87 Meg Munson December 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

My daughter would love this!

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88 Michelle December 2, 2013 at 12:16 am

Oh how cute is this!
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89 Kathy Pease December 2, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

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90 Idaho Jill December 2, 2013 at 12:23 am

we have killed more fish than you can imagine – this looks to be a perfect solution :)
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91 Tom Lester December 2, 2013 at 12:45 am

My son would love this hope I win!

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92 Michelle Tucker December 2, 2013 at 1:05 am

My nephew wants a pet, perhaps his mother would prefer this.

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93 Richard Hicks December 2, 2013 at 1:16 am

One of the more fun hexbugs!

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94 Buddy Garrett December 2, 2013 at 1:24 am

Our daughter would love to have her own fish. Thanks.

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95 michelle b. December 2, 2013 at 2:34 am

This would be so fun.
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96 Carol December 2, 2013 at 2:35 am

My grandson would like it.

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97 Christian Alejandro December 2, 2013 at 3:29 am

I would give it to my sister.

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