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Wowwee-rovio.33286219
6.5 out of 10

Wowwee Rovio

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Overall 4
4.0

Nice when it works

Irwin J. Gordon, Amazon
27 April 2010
  • Summary: I have several WowWee robots which work great. Sadly, this is not one of thewm. The first one I received could not be programmed as it would not establish a USB link to three different computers and also had an inoperative LED. The replacement worked fine, after a fashion, except it could not link up to the internet and the battery lasted only 12-18 minutes on a charge and that was just sitting idle. If you actually operated it, the battery life was less than 5 minutes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice, but need serious improvement.

A. B. Mason, Amazon
11 April 2010
  • Summary: Let me give you the short version: If you're a techy/geek and love getting your hands dirty, and are determined to solve various hardware / software problems no matter how frustrating they might be, feel free to pick one of these up. If you're a soccer-mom/dad who often avoids computer and prefers to hire people to do computer-related things for you, I'm gonna tell you now you're going to hate the Rovio.
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Overall 4
4.0

I should have listened

Barry Coughlin "Barry Coughlin", Amazon
24 February 2010
  • Summary: Pros: Easy setup, cool "toy" Cons: Miserable indoor video, would leave dock on its own, headlight is a joke. Sent it back and can't reccomend it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lots of problems

Larry T. Mcneal "Gadget Guru", Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: Got this yesterday, 12/30/09, assembling was a snap. Went through the setup procedure and charged the batteries for about four hours. Mid day sunshine through the windows still didn't give much of a picture. Awfully dim. The headlight was similar to lighting a candle in sunlight. Drove it around for about ten minutes and got a warning that the battery was very weak and that Rovio should return to the charging station.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good idea but still needs more work

J. Girado "jgirado", Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this little robot because I want my family and friends abroad to be able to communicate with me in a cool way (Skype and the likes are too "static" ;-). The browser user interface is very well designed and easy to learn and use. The idea es very good but unfortunately it lacks key features. Also I had problems with my unit. I'm sure it'll get better but for now I returned and wait for next release.
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Overall 4
4.0

NEEDS LOT OF IMPROVEMENTS

Raag, Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: It is true that it is a mobile webcam. Web interface is really good. I checked with IPhone but the browser crashed 2 out of three time on IPhone. I have not checked the two way Audio yet so I can not comment on it. For this high price the webcam pic quality is really bad and way too dark.
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Overall 4
4.0

WowWee Rovio is a toy for computer savoy adults.

James Goddard "Carpetguru", Amazon
28 December 2008
  • Summary: This is a super fun gadget. It does require some computer skills to make the robot available through any computer anywhere in the world. It does require that you do not just follow the instructions blindly and insert the disc. I had to have my Mac knowledgeable brother set up my Rovio on my new Mac Desktop computer. I am now able to move the Rovio around using the Safari interface, or the Firefox interface, but with these there is no audio to or from the robot.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Damixx, bestofrobots.fr
22 September 2009
  • Summary: "Rovio, sur le papier tres bon, mais en realité un temps de reaction (2-3 sec) qui le rend inutilisable. Pas mal de videos youtube qui le montrent. A quand la V2 qui corrige ca?
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