My favorite company, WowWee, has just announced some new stuff at CES. One of the things is the MiPosaur which very much reminds me of their old Roboraptor which I got for review actually, I loved that thing and I think I still have it somewhere even though it no longer works. The second is the REVs which are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that can be used with Android or iOS or by themselves with gesture technology.
Beginning Tuesday, January 6th through the 9th at International CES, WowWee, the makers of 2014’s wildly popular robot MiP™ will introduce REV™, MiPosaur™, and other thrilling new products that once again push the limits of hi-tech and robotic fun for people of all ages.
“WowWee’s goals for 2015 will continue on its path of providing great innovation with proprietary technology and methodology that will deliver fantastic experiences at affordable prices within the field of robotics and youth electronics. Our focus continues to be on disrupting typical play patterns, combined with a new intelligence. The company is securely positioned to continue its delivery of groundbreaking products through its own R&D efforts, in addition to working with a vast network of tech partners,” said WowWee Canada President Richard Yanofsky.
REV are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are app-enabled and built for battle. REVs think and fight for themselves and are equipped with BeaconSense™ technology, a proprietary indoor GPS system that enables them to sense their surroundings and navigate accordingly. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents. REV does not require a special surface or mat to play on, and a limitless number of people can enter the game. Each REV Starter Kit comes with two specially-equipped vehicles; just download the free app onto an iOS or Android smart device and jump into the driver seat, while setting the second REV to Autonomous Mode. Square off against your REV opponent in multiple game modes like Chase and Evade and Capture the Flag, but be warned…Intelligence can be dangerous. MSRP $99.99 includes 2 REV vehicles. Launches in Q3 2015
The MiPosaur is a highly intelligent robotic creature with an incredible, evolving intelligence and personality. It can sense its own surroundings and environment, and interact with them in a unique and lifelike way. In addition to featuring GestureSense technology that lets you control it with the swipe of your hand, the MiPosaur has sturdy MIP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum, created with the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab) balance and comes with an interactive TrackBall equipped with BeaconSense technology. With it, the MiPosaur can chase the trackball, play with it, guard it, as well as alter its moods depending on the various interactions. The MiPosaur is fully interactive with the MiP robot and a BLE enabled app, compatible with both iOS and Android smart devices, and will feature exciting and engaging games. MSRP $119.99 Mid Q3 2015 Release
Snap Pets is a fun and easy-to-use camera which sends photos wirelessly to an app via Bluetooth, and also works as a remote (shutter button) for your smart-device’s camera. It’s perfect for group pictures without any distortion or contortion. Snap Pets is also the ULTIMATE SELFIE TOOL! Take selfies by simply looking into the lens on the Snap Pet, then pressing on the Snap Pet’s ear and your all set. MSRP $29.99 Q2 Release
WowWee will also be featuring new MiP accessories including an attachable Bluetooth camera, as well as MIP™ in Color. Check out the biggest sound from the smallest speaker, the Groove Cube™, new Elektrokidz™, and WowWee classic robots from the past decade.
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