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.
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.
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.
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.
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.