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That thing is an affordable remote controlled robot, no way! WowWee’s new robot toy named Rovio just looks amazing at least on pictures, it is almost like something that just came out form NASA and is designed to explore the space and unknown planets. Actually we are talking about a remote controlled robot designed for patrolling your home while you are gone. The robot has some degree of autonomy, but is designed more in a way to be controller by a human. WowWee Rovio comes equipped with a WiFi connection which allows you control it from anywhere in the world given that you have a web capable mobile phone or a computer with internet connection.
The robot has a built-in web camera that provides high-resolution (640×480 pixels) video along with a microphone and speakers allowing voice interaction with the robot, for instance with your kids at home, while you are away on a business trip for instance. Rovio has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows for about two hours usage and then the robot can find it’s recharging station and go recharge automatically to be ready for more action. There are three wheels supporting the chassis, providing 360 degrees of movement movement freedom, allowing the robot go go almost anywhere around your home, surveying it’s surroundings. You can configure the robot with up to 10 paths for a customized patrol, it will move along each path, detecting and avoiding obstacles with it’s infrared sensor, and repeat the sequence until you give new orders. There are probably even more interesting things about the cool Rovio robot, but we should wait a bit more, until it is made officially available…
The current price of the Rovio is $299.95, you can pre-order now to get it in the beginning of October.
Myka is a new internet video player with built-in BitTorrent client for direct downloading of the multimedia files on the device. Video and audio files are downloaded from the internet on to Myka’s internal hard drive and after that these files can be played back directly to a television. Myka is controlled by a handy remote control or can be programmed remotely trough the web. This cool device has all the features you need in order to connect it directly to your new or old TV and yes there is even HDMI output as well as all the needed analog and digital sound output for your audio system. You get the option to use Ethernet cable connection to the internet or wireless network if you already have such in your home, eliminating the need to put any more network cables around.
BitTorrent is the leading peer-to-peer file-transfer protocol with more than 160 million installed clients. That means the more popular a large video file, the faster it can be transferred with BitTorrent. The result is quick, easy-to-use, high-quality, video downloads from major studios and other content providers without tying up you computer for hours. And you don’t need to do any work to figure out how to get the file to actually play on your TV. With a wide range of file formats supported, you don’t need to think about it at all. Just plug it in and enjoy. Myka comes with an internal hard drive with a choice of an 80-gigabyte, 160-gigabyte and a 500-gigabyte model. That translates into hours of continuous, high-definition video content. And yes, Myka supports HD video playback, although only up to 720p or 1080i.
Myka Key Features
– WiFi enabled – 802.11g
– Direct Ethernet connector for direct connection
– HDMI, Composite, S-Video and SPDIF ports for maximum flexibility
– Internal hard drive choice of 80, 160 or 500 gigabytes
– BitTorrent peer to peer software built in
– USB port for expansion
Supported Video Playback
– MPEG-2 MP@ML (ISO/IEC13818), up to 10Mb/s
– H.264/AVC MP HP up to L4.1
– VC1 AP@L3, Simple and Main Profile
– WMV 9 Simple and Main Profile
– DivX 3.11,4.11 and 5.x support
– MPEG-4 part 2 SP/ASP
– Aspect Ratio:4:3 and 16:9,auto format detection
– Out Definition:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p or 1080i
Supported Audio Playback
– Decoding Formats: MPEG (Layer1,2), MP3, AAC, WMA
– Volume Control: 32-level adjustable, mute
– Output Modes: Mono/Stereo/Dolby Digital
You can pre-order Myka in 3 different models for $299 (80GB), $349 (160GB) or $459 (500GB).
Now you can display the current Wi-Fi signal strength directly on yourself so everyone around you will notice this with the stylish Wi-Fi Detector T-shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding 802.11b/g wireless AP’s signal strength changes. Finally with this shirt you will get the attention you deserve as your friends bow to you as their reverential wireless internet god, while geeky chicks swoon at your presence. And don’t worry about wearing something that receives the wireless signals directly on your body, there appears to be no transmitter included, so the shirts should not pose any health risk for you… 😉
– Glowing animation dynamically displays the current signal strength
– Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g
– Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
– Animated Decal is Removable for easy washing
– Battery Pack is Concealed in a pocket inside the shirt
– Runs for hours off three AAA batteries
This cool shirt will be available later this month for $29.99.