Once in a while, something comes up that makes you say “wow”. For me, the WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCam is a real tempting purchase. If you’re planning to take a vacation this holiday season, you might just want to consider getting the Rovio to keep track of what’s happening at home.
The Rovio is a Wi-Fi enabled robotic webcam that easily moves in any direction and can be controlled remotely. It looks like something that came from Stargate Atlantis. It supports audio and video (works both ways).
You can easily control Rovio remotely 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Use any web-enabled device: PC or Mac, cell phone, smartphone, PDA or even your video game console.
The TrueTrack Navigation System allows you to use the Rovio interface to store waypoints â€” with one click Rovio will automatically navigate itself to the chosen point.
Rovioâ€™s built-in LED headlight will help you guide it even in dimly lit locations, so youâ€™ll always know what is going on at home or at the office.
No need to worry about Rovio running low on power while youâ€™re away â€” the self-docking function allows you to send Rovio back to the charging dock to recharge, with the click of a button on your browser. When itâ€™s done charging, Rovio is ready to take its next tour.
I suppose it will be just a matter of time before hackers and modders add new features to the Rovio. How about a robot sentry that can shoot pepper spray, or tase an intruder?
You’ll be able to purchase the Rovio at Amazon for around US$350.