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Wowwee-rovio.33286219
6.6 out of 10

Wowwee Rovio

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Reviews and Problems with 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, Amazon
7 November 2008
  • 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
21 October 2008
  • 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

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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