Imagine an iPad Dock With a Built-In Projector

Wowwee's Cinemin Slice is a pretty useful kitchen dock, perfect for the iPad, which is a kitchen computer. You dock in an iPad or iPhone, and the DLP Picoprojector takes care of putting the image where you can see it. » 1/04/11 8:06pm 1/04/11 8:06pm

Emotiv Headset Controls Rovio Robot Via Brainwaves

You've seen Rovio hackery before, but not like this. Not with MIND CONTROL and Skype both involved. Emotiv Systems' headset is used to control the Rovio, with the signal being carried to the robot over Skype. » 4/26/10 5:38am 4/26/10 5:38am

Now Available

In this installment of Now Available: Dell's snazzy Vostro 1015 laptop, WowWee's sweet-as-cinnamon pico projector, the not-so-hot Samsung Omnia II, and the Nokia N900, a smartphone that's so smart it's not even a smartphone. » 12/03/09 4:40pm 12/03/09 4:40pm

Pet Care Robot Scares the Bejeezus Out of Fido While You're Away

It can be tough to leave a pet at home, even for a quick trip. But what if you had a freaky robot to tend to your furry friend while you were away? » 9/14/09 3:20pm 9/14/09 3:20pm

WowWee FlyTech Skyhopper: More Mothra than a Star Wars Airspeeder

Digging around on the FCC site can uncover some truly weird things. Exhibit A this morning: WowWee's FlyTech Skyhopper (no, not that Skyhopper). » 6/29/09 4:26am 6/29/09 4:26am

Rovio Modded To Fight Blazing Candles

The Rovio is the most promising webcam-wielding robot out there that, sadly, we don't exploit because of conscience. But one modder has tweaked the otherwise pervy spybot to become a brave and loyal firefighter. » 4/28/09 6:40pm 4/28/09 6:40pm

WowWee Spyball Looks Like Death Star Torture Ball, But Transforms and…

Like the Rovio, WowWee's Spyball is a Wi-Fi-enabled spycam robot. But it transforms from sorta conspicuous ball to spycam for surreptitious shots. You can connect ad-hoc via Wi-Fi or over the internet. » 1/06/09 6:50pm 1/06/09 6:50pm

WowWee Cinemin Pico Projectors Are Tiny and Cheap

WowWee's Cinemin pico projectors fit any situation you'd be pico projecting in. The Swivel is a candybar that angles 90 degrees; the Stick's tinier and takes SD cards, and the Station's an iPod dock station. » 1/06/09 6:50pm 1/06/09 6:50pm

WowWee Joebot Has Joementum, But Roborover Is a Late Bloomer

WowWee actually imbues its new robots with some personality: Joebot is dancing rhythm robot that responds to beats (he beatboxes!), while the Roborover explorer starts out shy and gets bolder over time. Cute. » 1/06/09 6:50pm 1/06/09 6:50pm

Ultimate Toy Robot Battlemodo

Everyone wants love, companionship and contact. Those who can't get it from humans can turn to the latest crop of hot toy robots: Wall-E in three sizes, WowWee's Rovio, Femisapien and Mr. Personality, the dino D-Rex, multi-talented Elmo Live and Sony's enchantingly personable Rolly music player. Each exudes a desire… » 12/09/08 4:00pm 12/09/08 4:00pm

WowWee Rovio Driver App Now Available For the iPhone

If you have enjoyed using the built-in iPhone application on WowWee's three-wheelin' Rovio robot » 11/14/08 6:00pm 11/14/08 6:00pm, then head on over to the App Store because "Rovio Driver" looks like a major upgrade. The free app adds head position / rotation controls and the camera view appears to be much larger than the standard version. Damn, I…

WowWee's Rovio Roving Webcam Detailed in Videos

The Rovio is quite definitely revving up » 9/24/08 4:38am 9/24/08 4:38am for its September 26th launch with a bunch of new promo videos from WowWee. If you weren't already intrigued by the web-controlled roving webcam, then you will be after watching this teaser: it looks like it does a pretty fab job of maneuvering while streaming video and…

WowWee Rovio Revving Up for Sept 26 Launch

WowWee's awesome three-wheel webcam-enabled robot » 9/16/08 3:00am 9/16/08 3:00am will soon be roving to an e-retailer near you! The Rovio, which features a Northstar GPS system and the ability to be controlled through the internet, cellphones, and even game consoles, can be seen on and pre-ordered for $300 on . The scheduled release date is Sept.…

WowWee Femisapien On Sale Now

For those of you looking for your first taste of a female robot that will do your bidding, the $99 WowWee Femisapien » 8/21/08 8:30am 8/21/08 8:30am is on sale now at WowWee's site and major retailers like Target and Amazon. What's super cool about this robot is that you can program its movements, essentially, with a touch of a button and dragging…

WowWee Femisapien Fembot Gets Thorough, Semi-Naughty Video Shakedown

As the folks at Robots Rule show in this video, Femisapien is "smart, funny, can dance up a storm and perform skits with you." What a gal. Here we get a demo of just about every feature imaginable, including Fashion Pose mode, Backup Singer mode, Business Card Handout mode—you get the idea. All fine and dandy. And… » 7/31/08 2:20pm 7/31/08 2:20pm

The Shining Recreated with WowWee Robots

In the above video, the famous tricycle scene from The Shining » 7/25/08 11:00am 7/25/08 11:00am is reenacted with a WowWee Tribot and a couple of Femisapiens who meet some gruesome demises. It's pretty awesome. After the jump, check the original scene for comparison's sake. Yep, still creepy after all these years. []

WowWee White Tiger Cub Robot Is Unboxed, Unleashed

WowWee, makers of fine programmable robotic toys, is stepping back a bit with the "Alive" series of animatronic beasts sporting realistic skeletons that move according to how much attention they're given. You can't load custom Java code onto this White Tiger Cub though, so if that's your thing, stick with the … » 7/22/08 10:30am 7/22/08 10:30am

The Elvinator: One Man's Quest to Merge Singing Elvis Robot with…

I thought I had seen the last of the WowWee singing Elvis robot last summer when Wilson skinned the thing and gave me nightmares. I was wrong. Instructables user GW Jax has put his Elvinator on display, which combines "The King" with T101, the king of death. » 6/27/08 8:02pm 6/27/08 8:02pm

Insider Vid Shows WowWee Femisapien Fembot Knows All the Moves

The Sega E.M.A. fembot we showed you on the weekend is really the WowWee Femisapien, and WowWee has just popped up a couple of "insider videos" of it in action. They show the cleverer parts of the tech, and get Femisapien doing a little swashbuckling: though the two 'bots are just going through a set of scripted… » 6/18/08 11:00am 6/18/08 11:00am

Disney RC Tinkerbell Ornithopter Redefines the Term "Flying Fairy"

This Disney RC Tinker Bell is one seriously sweet flying fairy. As you see in the video, it's using WowWee's FlyTech ornithopter-type vertical flying system to flutter, glide and dive around this Waldorf-Astoria suite. It'll be out in the fall for $40. [Disney] » 6/17/08 7:07pm 6/17/08 7:07pm