This cute surveillance robot from WowWee was one of the biggest stars at the CES show in Vegas and today, after long anticipation, it’s up for pre-order, priced at $299. The new Rovio comes with a 640 x 480 multi-functional WiFi webcam, allowing users to remotely spy after their homes or offices from any web accessible device and stream the video signals (MPEG4 format) directly to the handheld unit with full audio recognition. In addition, it can take still pictures or coordinate its location accurately, thanks to the built-in NorthStar navigation system, that uses infra-red dots to identify the exact emplacement. Shipping is scheduled for next Friday and the entire gadgeteer world is under alert.
Update1: for more details, images a quick preview, click in here.
Update2: Shipping was delayed to December 17th 2008. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the in-action video after the break.
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