Geek Gift Spotlight: The Rover

Let me start out by saying that I’ve contacted Brookstone to see if they could furnish me with one of these to give away to you guys.  Needless to say, I haven’t heard back.  If that changes, you will be the first to know.

What we have here is the Brookstone Rover. I could write up all that the Rover does, but why reinvent the wheel? Here’s what Brookstone has to say about it:

Mission Possible.
Whether following friends and family, navigating the office or investigating the activities of your dog, it’s all possible with this audio/visual-enabled and photo-taking Rover. Its built-in microphone transmits sound back to your device in real time. So you can hear everything as it’s being said. The manually adjustable camera streams live video and takes still photos. Giving you total access to see what’s going on in other rooms. Even take pictures as proof. Low-light setting? No problem! The undetectable infrared night vision lets you see items in the dark. Mission. Accomplished.

It’s App-Controlled!
The Rover Spy Tank is App-Controlled by your iPod touch® (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone® device, or iPad® tablet. It generates its own Wi-Fi wireless connection for your smart device (no frequency interference!). The impressive wireless range lets it travel up to 200 ft. unobstructed, up to 100 ft. around walls into other rooms. Navigate it with the on-screen driving arrows or use the G-Drive Mode that uses your device’s accelerometer like a steering wheel in your hand. To get started, simply download the Free App from the iTunes® App StoreSM.

I’ve seen other similar remote controlled video enabled cars, but none that integrate with your iDevice, or look nearly as cool.  Image driving this bad boy out of your office, down the hall, and freaking out the web guy. Or, if you’re the web guy, freaking out the IT geeks.  Either way, you know what I mean, the awesomeness will ensue.

Are you adding this to your Christmas list?

Check out some of the other Geek Gift Spotlights.


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