This hub page features The Rovio, a mobile webcam robot and the Cinemin Swivel, a pocket size projector from WowWee Technologies, a division of the WowWee robotics toy company.
I wanted to write this hub page because I was fascinated by WowWee and their interactive robotic toys which included the Robosapien and Roboraptor. After the initial success of these toys WowWee continued to focus on developing breakthrough robotic technology and in new categories in the robotics toys industry resulting in award-winning products that are imaginative and inventive. WowWee the parent company has within it five distinctive brands or groups, WowWee Robotic, WowWee FlyTech, WowWee Alive and WowWee Technologies producing a range robots that walk, talk, crawl, fly, purr and with remote telepresence and communications capabilities.
This Hub Page will feature robotic products from WowWee technologies but If you are interested in knowing more about the story behind WowWee and Mark Tilden the genius behind much of the WowWee range including the Robosapien and Roboraptor them check out my other Hub Page:
"Robotic Toys by WowWee"
Or if its more their toys then my other Hubs related to WowWee.
This hub is a aggregation of information I have collected and provides a quick overview of the two main products in the WowWee Technologies brand. The Rovio mobile webcam robot and The Cinemin Swivel, a pocket size Projector and their accessories.
***New Release in 2011 is the Cinemin Slice***
I hope you enjoy learning about the technology behind WowWee as well as their Robots, which are more then just toys.
The WowWee Rovio
The WowWee Rovio is the groundbreaking new Wi-Fi enabled mobile webcam that lets you view and interact with its environment through streaming live video and audio to your device, think of it as your avatar. wherever you are in the world or event if its just around in the next room! With Rovio, you are able to keep in touch with loved ones anywhere in the world, or check on your children in your absence, with this amazing technology will always be just a click away from the people and places that are important to you.
Other Accessories that are sold separately are:
- True Track RoomBeacon - Extend Rovio's perimeter and store waypoints in multiple rooms
- Rovio Headlight - a snap on, snap off set of Two bright LED lights that boosts Rovio's vision in dimly-lit locations
- Easily controlled remotely 24/7 from anywhere in the world with an internet connection using any web-enabled devices: PC, Smartphone, PDA or even your video game console.
- Its head-mounted moveable VGA camera and wide range of vision enable you to see and hear exactly what Rovio sees and hears, on your screen.
- Set waypoints so that Rovio can navigate itself around your home.
- At the click of a button, send Rovio back to the charging dock using its self-docking capabilities - even when you are not at home!
- Guide Rovio through dimly lit locations with the aid of its built-in LED headlight.
The WowWee Cinemin Slice
Cinemin Slice is a portable pico projector audio docking station that connects to your favorite multimedia devices, splashing your movies, videos, photos and games on to walls and ceilings with rich stereo sound. The Cinemin Slice is a plug & play media player able to dock with large range of mobile devices such as Iphone, Ipads or your PC to super size your desktop. Providing a new experience in how you interact with game & apps.
The Cinemin Slice puts your favorite content on the big screen, wherever you may be. In dimly lit rooms, Slice can project a crisp 60-inch image from over 10 feet away or from floor-to-ceiling in a typical room. The Cinemin Slice uses Texas Instruments' superior DLP projection technology giving a ultra-clear, high contrast picture with vivid color. Now you can easily share your favorite media with friends and family anyway, idea for small groups and rooms, and where TVs can't go.
- 30-pin Apple connector compatible with iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone, iPad and iPad 2 (docking trays included)
- Mini-HDMI (1.3) and AV ports for personal media players
- VGA port for PCs, laptops, and netbooks
- Image size of up to 1.5 m (60") Viewable range of 3.2 m (125")
- 90° hinge
- WVGA (854 x 480) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio & Manual focus
- 6 watt stereo speakers
- Headphone jack
- Infrared remote control
The WowWee Cinemin Swivel
Cinemin Swivel is a pocket size recreational multimedia pico projector designed primarily to connect to iPhones, iPods, iPads and composite video-out devices to project videos and photos. The Cinemin Swivel is similar the Cinemin Slice but smaller in size. Powered by Texas Instruments DLP Technology the Swivel provides a ultra clear picture quality and designed to work with handheld devices like Apple's popular iPod, iPhone and iPad. This pocket size multimedia projector makes it amazingly simple to show and share your movies, videos, photos, games, and slides with friends anytime, anywhere.
- Unique 90° hinge to project on any surface without the need for a tripod or prop.
- In dark or dimly lit environments, Swivel can project a crisp 60-inch (1.5m) image from over 8 feet (2m) away, or floor-to-ceiling in a typical room.
- Texas Instruments' DLP projection technology, creating an ultra-clear, high contrast HVGA picture with vivid color.
- Plug and play connecting to a wide variety of personal media players - including iPod, iPhone, PSP, digital cameras, portable DVD players, netbooks
- Built-in speaker
- - 2 hours battery life
Other Accessories are sold separately including, screens, batteries