WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic Webcam - 7-71171-18033-3

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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 Id ONLY supports WEP authentication for WiFi which is a severely outdated security scheme.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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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...

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Don't waste your time or money...

by Rich on 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! Read More

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by Chris on 1/5/2010

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... Read More

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Product Overview

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. System requirements: PC compatible computer with a minimum Pentium 4 processor or equivaletn running the following: Windows XP/ Windows Vista
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Video card equiped with OpenGL compliancy
  • USB connectivity
  • Wireless access point device connected to your PC (ex: router)
  • High-speed internet connection (if playing against opponents over the internet)
  • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer WowWee
    Mfg Part# 7-71171-18033-3
    SKU 208720926
    UPC 771171180333
    UPC 14 00771171180333
    Sales Rank 43397
    Features
    Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic IP Camera-LED Illumination/1 x Speaker/1 x Built In Microphone-Detects Your Computer Settings for You and Guides You Though the Process-Interactive Audio and Video Streams From ROVIO to the PC-Control From Web Accessible Devices-With Stored Location Points ROVIO Can Navigate Itself Around the Home
    Tech Specs
    WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCamEasy setup: ROVIO detects your computer settings for you and guides you though the process.Access your home from anywhere in the world. Let ROVIO roam freely and see its point of view directly on your PC using its WiFi remote controlled web cam.Interactive audio and video streams from ROVIO to your PC See and hear exactly what ROVIO sees and hears, on your screen, anywhere in the world.Self navigation: Store location points so that ROVIO can navigate itself around the home, without you having to control each step.Control ROVIO from your web accessible devices Use any web accessible device, from your cell phone to your PC, to move and control ROVIO using its WiFi connectivity. ROVIO will always have power, even when you are not there to recharge it. At the touch of a button you can send ROVIO back to the recharge base using its selfdocking capabilities, even if you are not at home.Technical SpecificationsROVIORechargeable batteries included1 x recharging station3 x wheel motors3 x omni directional wheels1 x camera motor1 x VGA CMOS sensorLED illumination1 x speaker1 x built in microphoneUSB connectivityWiFi connectivity/ 802.11g/ also works with 802.11b devicesSystem requirementsPC compatible computer with a minimum Pentium 3 processor or equivalent running the following:Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems256 Mbytes of RAMUSBWireless access point/ WAP/ device connected to your PC for example, a wireless routerHigh speed internet connectionInternet Explorer 6 or higher required for two way audio featurePart Number: 8033
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