Summary: The Rovio in itself is very impressive. At the same time though the setup could prove to be very difficult if you do not have patience and lack problem solving skills. Essentially you have a home surveillance robot on the cheap. A price tag of $150 is actually a good deal in my opinion. However the instructions to set up the robot lack information and are pretty useless.
Summary: I was a little scared about getting Rovio after reading so many bad reviews. But I'm glad I did. It does what it promises to do and it works. This web-cam was a great help for me when I went on vacation and left my cat home alone. I could check on her food and water, and talk to her. I was able to operate it from Hawaii by using my Blackberry as a modem to get internet connection to Laptop.
Summary: I have owned it 3 days at this point. I am working in Iraq as a unmanned vehicle operator. My wife's tech computer level is average or less. She set it up and said it wasn't hard. It works OK in low light (ceiling lights) and awesome in daylight. It did not work great out of the box. Uploaded the firmware to the most recent beta and now it works pretty good.
Summary: I had wanted to buy a Rovio for a while but the bad reviews and high price kept me from doing so. I had been keeping an eye on the firmware updates being released for the device, and right after hearing that the beta firmware now supports WPA Wifi security, I happen to walk into a BJ's wholesale club on Christmas Eve and saw the Rovio on sale, so I decided to pick one up.
Summary: "Rovio fait partie de la famille bon la petite de 13 mois a pas encore compris que Rovio n'était pas un chien ne un cheval et malgrès tout ça quand je suis partie dans le sud campé 3 semaines il a parfaitement remplie sa tache, et pourtant je n'avais pour le controlé à distance que mon téléphone (Google Nexus One sous android) pour prendre le controle vie une appli et pourtant je pouvais faire le tour de chez moi sans problème.
Summary: "le temps de réaction du rovio n'a rien avoir avec le robot en lui même! c'est plutot la qualité de la connexion internet qui est en cause! le débit est important et encore plus l'upload quand on le pilote d'un endroit distant! Avant de critiquer il serait utile de comprendre comment tout cela fonctionne!!! Bien programmé il s'avère très utile! Très bon produit.