WowWee, the company behind the popular Robosapien, looks to have another hot holiday gift coming out for this year’s winter holidays.

Rovio is a new item from the company, but they make it very clearly that this is not to be considered a toy.  The three-wheeled robot is a Wi-Fi enabled security sentry that can be programmed with up to 10 preplanned courses, can then take pictures and email you the image so you can know what it going on at your office or home when you’re not there.

If you prefer to actually control the device in real time, you can control it via a simple interface on your computer and send signals to it via the Internet.

From everything we have read about it, the device is extremely easy to set up and use, and the possible uses for it are pretty limitless.

  • Have elderly parents at home?  Check on them while you’re at work.
  • Have pets?  Make sure they have food and water when you’re not home.
  • Check on the nanny.
  • Patrol your office after hours.
  • Patrol your house at all hours, see what’s going on when you’re away on vacation.

That is just  a handful of possibilities, but this is an exciting advancement in home security, and “toy” or not, it is sure to be a hot holiday gift.

Categories: Home Electronics, Security   
 

2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
    October 6th, 2008 at 1:18 am #

    Can you weaponize it? Maybe a USB laser beam?

  2. Sean Aune
    October 6th, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    Weapons would make this thing so cool that I would think I wasn’t cool enough to buy one.

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