The piggy bank is dead, but long live the Digital Coin Counting Robot Bank. This cute little guy from the Sharper Image is an interactive talking robot that is able to automatically recognize and tabulate ever coin you put in him – so that you can keep track of your savings and withdrawals. He also has a large LCD scream and a rugged rubberized body with motion activated alarms – you know, in case his look wasn’t intimidating enough to scare away thieves on its own! The Digital Coin Counting Robot Bank retails for $29.99.
Ekomini Interactive Moneybox is a new high tech piggy bank that connects to your computer to scan and count money as it’s deposited. This cool toy helps kids learn about the fundamentals of spending, saving, sharing, and investing in a fun and interactive way. Using Ekomink, Kids can play at Ekominiville, an educational web-based savings platform where kids can play games, track their savings and learn how to earn, set goals, spend, share and invest.