WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic Webcam - 7-71171-18033-3
|Bring the video game play into your living room-literally! Let rovio roam freely and see its point of view directly on your PC; Control Rovio from your computer; Use your PC to move and control Rovio using it's WiFi capabilities; Interactive audio and video streams from Rovio to your PC. See and hear the world through on your screen through Rovios eyes and ears; Easy to setup, Rovio detects your computer settings for you and guides you through the process. Set up marker for Rovio to interact with its environment, comes with 14 game play markers. Multiple play modes; Unique holonomic movement, Rovio moves around on three omni-directional wheels.
took hours to configure.. worked for a while but now base station has gone defective with its blinking red lights of death...
Bad Batteries, but Still Fun.4/22/2010
If you cycle the batteries 6 times, they will start to hold a charge. Poor light sensitivity, but this thing is cool and lots of fun to see what your pets are doing when your at work.
Fantastic Useful Toy at a Fair Price1/5/2010
People will write a bad review about items before they take a moment to research a solution. WowWee’s Rovio is fantastic solution to the person that wants to check up on their home or family while they are away. If you are a gadget person like myself you will love to show off this cool-toy to the friends and family. Rovio is Mac support, iPhone supported, and Windows PC supported. It works with ALL Security Types on a B/G Wi-Fi network. It works find on most carpet floors and is very easy to control. If you are a MS-IE Windows user you can take advantage of the two way communication of rovio and talk to your family (or the looser friend that will not leave your house). Wowwee and Rovio lovers are always looking for ways to improve rovio. The current firmware 5.0 supports WEP/WPA/WPA2 security. It also adds and fixes many bugs. Here is what rovio is all inside: Webserver, IP Camera, Motor control system, and motors and lights all packed in to a 300.00 or less package. It does a very good job at what it does. It self changes, knows if something is in its way, and can be programmed to make rounds in your house. It can and will take pictures for you and email them to a email address of your choice. You can access on your iPhone and see live video stream of what rovio is looking at while you control it. Is there any bad? A bit. First of all many people have found it a bit hard to setup the first time. There are new setup programs that are free to download off Wowwee’s website that will make it allot easier to setup. With the setup tool, general PC and wireless knowledge is all you will need to get it going. Some people have said the battery does not hold a charge, and for that you get an RC charger and change the battery once with it to fix it. It’s rare that this happens.. but it’s an easy fix. You will love rovio...
Don't waste your time or money...12/11/2008
The product is a GREAT idea however the implementation is horrible. Id ONLY supports WEP authentication for WiFi which is a severely outdated security scheme. The camera has a horrible LUX rating, meaning you need a FULLY lit room to be able to see anything. The headlight is useless. The software is buggy and hard to configure. I even used the absolute latest install software and upgraded the firmware to no avail. Hopefully WowWee spends a LOT mor time perfecting this. For the price I expected a MUCH better product! DO NOT BUY!
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