This holiday shopping season rewards last minute shoppers. Earlier we reported about a $89.99 deal on the TomTom ONE 125 GPS. Now we have also found a great deal on the WoWee Rovio robot on Amazon.com. The roaming wi-fi and webcam sporting robot sells for only $199.99 (List:$349.99). The best deal so far I have seen was $249.
The Rovio robot streams audio and high-resolution (640x480px) video in MPEG4 format, and it can take still pictures and e-mail them to you. Rovio has a two-way microphone and speaker that enables real-time interaction with subjects - for instance your cat.
The Rovio robot is also the first to feature the NorthStar smart navigation and positioning system, which represents a major breakthrough in robotics. Working like a micro-GPS system, the NorthStar system enables the Rovio robot to know where it is, locate the position of other objects, and navigate from place to place with pinpoint accuracy, entirely under its own control. You can set the Rovio with up to 10 paths for a customized patrol; it will move along a path, detecting and avoiding obstacles with its infrared sensor, and repeat the sequence until issued new orders. The roaming robot operates for two hours from its rechargeable battery which draws power from the included recharging base.
Buy Rovio now on Amazon.com.
The Rovio is featured in our Top 100 Gift Guide 2008.
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