The iRobot ConnectR is a spooky piece of kit. They’re calling it a ‘virtual visiting robot’, but really it’s just a webcam on wheels. OK, so it’s a pretty sophisticated webcam, complete with wide angle and zoom modes, but it’s really not that exciting is it? The weird thing is the marketing which is pitching it at ‘busy parents’. So what, you go on holiday to the Bahamas and keep tabs on little Johnny with this perambulating orange monster? Yeah, nice one. And what’s with a price of $500.00? Gimme a Lego kit, some Duracells and a webcam and I’ll build you one for a couple of dollars and a Mountain Dew.
iConnectR is a totally new kind of connection device designed for busy parents and distant grandparents seeking greater connection and involvement with their kids, grandkids and pets. Combining the latest in Internet communications and robot technology, ConnectR lets you virtually visit with loved ones, relatives and pets anytime you wish. Now you can see, hear and interact with them in their home as if you were there in person.