Rover 2.0 Wireless Spy Tank by Brookstone
By Brookstone Innovation
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NOTE: This app can only be used with the Rover 2.0 Wireless Spy Tank available at Brookstone stores and Brookstone.com.
MAKE STEALTH YOUR MISSION. ROVER'S FREE APP IS THE "KEY" TO ITS IGNITION.
Faster, stronger, better. Rover 2.0 will boldly go where no App-controlled tank has gone before. Discover strange new life forms at home or at work. Record their activities–and even communicate via two-way audio.
• Wide-angle video camera
View, record and share your missions online, or capture digital photos. In Rover 2.0, you can control the angle of the video camera remotely. Its wide-angle lens captures more of its surroundings.
• Night vision and Stealth Mode
Rover 2.0 lets you see (and record) in the dark with no lights for stealthy operations. Also has built-in headlights that can be turned on and off from your control device.
• Communicate via 2-way audio
Listen to sound from Rover 2.0’s travels and transmit your own audio back through Rover 2.0’s built-in speaker. Roger, Rover!
• Boldly go up to 200 feet
Rover 2.0 can travel 200 feet in unobstructed places, or 100 feet around walls.
• Steer by G-Drive
Use your device’s accelerometer to make it like a steering wheel in your hand.
Share Rover 2.0’s photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and email.
• Generates its own Wi-Fi wireless connection for your device
• Runs on 6 AA batteries (included)
• Exclusively from Brookstone
• This message with self-destruct. (Not really.)
What's New in Version 1.2
It's a nice app that controls a fun toy. I only have one complaint about the driving... I'm disabled and can only touch one spot at a time on my iPad with a mouth sick. As a result, driving strait forward isn't easy, since both controls need to be pushed forward simultaneously. It would be nice if it had a lock mode so that if I push one control forward (or backward), both controls would move forward (or backward). Then I could lock it to move straight and unlock it to turn. To compensate, I need someone to record a path going straight forward, then just keep playing that same path whenever I want to go straight. That leads me to my only other suggestion... Allow the ability to record and save multiple paths instead of just one that overwrites the previous path. Other than those two things, great app!
Within five minutes, after reading the directions that were well written, my Rover was off and running. The set up is a snap. This rover does everything that was advertised. I was very pleased with the quality of both the video and stills. The night vision works great. I wish there was some way of slowing down the track controls, one has the tendency to over control at first. My biggest dissapointment was that one cannot control this device from a remote location. The way it's set up you can only control it within the immediate range of your home, or office, router (wifi). Perhaps in the future someone will figure out how to do this.
This item works great so far..only issue I see that would be nice that it doesn't have is..maybe a pop up handle for easy carry(for those with fine motor skill problems)and if the TouchScreen steering was more controlled like one of those touchscreen racing games..it would be far more easier to control/drive unlike that..slide one side up and down and hopes it goes in the direction you want..not good!! Upgrade those minor issues and I think it would be a 5 star situation..but not yet in its current form,no!!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Nov 08, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 4.2 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Brookstone
- Copyright©Brookstone. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.