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Wowwee Rovio
6.1 out of 10

Wowwee Rovio

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Reviews and Problems with Wowwee Rovio

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Overall 6
6.0

A very complicated affordable toy with potential

K. Stiles "Kelly", Amazon
13 September 2011
  • Summary: This really isn't a toy. It's more like a high school computer lab project that someone patented and sold. It is needlessly very complicated for people with little to no digital networking experience. I worked in the IT industry for 30 years and I can't access it from 600 miles away.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's not for the average user

D. Cohen, Amazon
14 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for experimenting with home robotic navigation and localization. The biggest advantage this platform has is the amount of 3rd-party software available for experimenting with it - Roborealm is the best example.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wowwee is just ok

Smith, Amazon
5 November 2010
  • Summary: I read all the reviews and it looked like 50/50 I was very concerned about buying a piece to junk and I ended up trying it. Installation was easy as long as you go to the web page and look under support and download the latest drivers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Room for improvement

catzvp, Amazon
1 July 2010
  • Summary: Educational.. not so much.. unless you classify sticking a cam on top of a remote control device educational. (modding the rover, is on the other hand educational) Fun.. has it moments.. following pets around the house is about the highlight. Durable..
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Overall 6
6.0

Not quite

blackjack "blackjack", Amazon
8 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought the Rovio hoping to use it to keep an eye on my cat when I'm away. If it worked as promised 100% of the time, it would be ideal, but it falls short. The first problem is a known issue with some of the charging stations: they don't have enough voltage to properly charge the battery.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Rovio is Awesome, Customer Support Maybe Not So Much

E. Houston "NRJiiD", Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: My wife (E.Houston) bought the Rovio for me for Christmas. After a little tinkering, I wrote a glorious review on my blog. That said, if you don't want to dig through the robo community forums for beta code to try and third party control applications...
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Overall 6
6.0

Audio functionality does not work with Macs, see owners manual

Curtis S. Mashburn, Amazon
5 April 2009
  • Summary: Rovio is cool, but beware that audio functionality does not work with Macs (see manual). Also camera is pretty poor, would be much nicer with better camera. Downloaded version 5 firmware which provides WPA support, but firmware still needs to be improved.
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Overall 6
6.0

Legally Blind Robot

M. Koenig, Amazon
24 March 2009
  • Summary: Legally Blind Robot Great Idea. Unfortunately this first Rovio version is Legally Blind . The default camera is pathetic. You can't use it in a normally illuminated room. The led light is a bad joke and makes no difference.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh...

Mark Rahmani "diomark", Amazon
21 October 2008
  • Summary: I want to like Rovio.. I really do... But I still haven't decided if I'm keeping mine... I've got docking issues with mine - not sure if it's just this unit, but it keeps trying to dock too far to the left (sometimes it succeeds - every other time it doesn't..
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Overall 6
6.4

Un bon robot

TS PPE, bestofrobots.fr
30 November 2009
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