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Wowwee Rovio
6.3 out of 10

Wowwee Rovio

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Reviews and Problems with Wowwee Rovio

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Overall 2
2.0

TOO MANY NEGATIVE ISSUES! ***DO NOT BUT ***

S. Batschelet, Amazon
19 January 2012
  • Summary: I got my rovio well over a year ago in a woot sale for 99$. I was pretty excited when it arrived but quickly found how bad this product is. BATTERY - you are lucky to get 30 minutes of use out of a full battery.
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Overall 2
2.0

Run, Don't Walk - AWAY from this...

Joe_in_Mo, Amazon
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Wowwee discontinued making these several years ago, and no longer carries, warranties or services them. I had the misfortune of buying one, and found that the current batch are pre-defective refurbished devices. Wowwee offered to trade a "Joebot" - a toy with no camera, audio or remote anything.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do NOT Purchase This Toy

LRM, Amazon
26 April 2011
  • Summary: My 10-year old son saved all of his birthday, etc. present money for around two years to purchase this device. I have been fighting with the Rovio for weeks now and still cannot get it to function reliably.
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Overall 2
2.0

Robot may be decent (I can't say) - Tech Support and overall support terrible!

DMS, Amazon
16 March 2011
  • Summary: I received the Rovio as a gift and was very excited about it. It held great promise as a mobile webcam. I attempted to set up the unit following all of the instructions to the letter. I quickly found out that it was made ONLY for use with Windows XP.
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Overall 2
2.0

Too many glitches for a production product

My Pen name, Amazon
12 January 2011
  • Summary: Got the Rovio as a gift two years ago. It's collected dust 23 months out of 24 months. It worked at first, but couldn't connect to WPA networks, only WEP. I had to wait for beta software to connect to WPA. Rovio could never find it's own docking station without help.
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Overall 2
2.0

just don't work

Edward B, Amazon
3 January 2011
  • Summary: I order weewow and look forward to playing with it , The big but, the the software won't rum on my 64bit poerating system. battreies ran for 15min and needed recharge, i return the product for a refund
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Overall 2
2.0

Really wanted it to work!!!!!!

Posttoastie, Amazon
31 December 2010
  • Summary: I'm a gadget guy and my wife got me this for Christmas. I really wanted it to work but poor wifi connection, terrible battery life and almost impossible set up for remote access forced me to return this item. Great concept, poor execution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Save yourself the trouble do not buy this!!

D. Strain, Amazon
15 December 2010
  • Summary: We got this for our house because we thought it would be fun and interesting. The thing never worked because we could never get it to charge. After sending one back and getting another one we gave up and just got a refund. If you buy this you are looking for a headache!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Wished I never bought it

Ben, Amazon
6 October 2010
  • Summary: I was very excited the day the Rovio arrived. Then the horror began. 1) The battery holds a charge for only up to 10 minutes. 2) Not user friendly at all. 3) It's so hard to get the port forwarding to work (so that you can control it from an outside network, work) I've had network administrators not...
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Overall 2
2.0

Best Avoided

Kevin Mumaugh "Kevbot", Amazon
4 October 2010
  • Summary: Having spent some time with Rovio, I can't recommend buying it. On the surface, its good fun, but with a whole bunch of problems below. First, the video quality on the unit is less than acceptable. I had to light up my living room like Christmas before I could actually see any of the video feed.
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