Friday, December 13, 2013

A robot best friend, Meet ROMO!

 I received a ROMO to review, but all opinions are 100% my own. 
 Are you looking for a cool new friend that the kids will love playing with? Well I have a great new friend that I would like to introduce you all to, ROMO a cool robot friend. Here is a little more information about ROMO from the website:
ROMO by Romotive Inc. is a friendly robot from another world, built to teach kids the basics of computer programming and robotics through a series of adventurous challenges. Using an iPhone or iPod Touch as his brain, ROMO helps kids, ages 8 and up, get excited about science, technology, engineering, and math as soon as they can read.

After downloading ROMO’s free updates from the App Store, kids can journey with him across the galaxy, playing challenging missions which introduce the simple concepts behind the programs and software that run our technological world.  ROMO is one of the first truly smart, evolving toys that also functions as an advanced communications device. His abilities and features expand over time as users find endless ways to play and learn with him.

A full list of ROMO’s features:

Your personal robot - ROMO has his own personality and will react to people and events around him
Train your ROMO - Complete programming missions to unlock new abilities and features
 Learn as you play - Learn ROMO 's amazing story as you complete missions designed to teach the basics of computer programming
Object follow - ROMO can learn to magically follow certain objects - throw a brightly-colored ball and he'll chase after it!
 Face detection - ROMO can track and follow your face
Path tracking - ROMO can detect and follow tracks and paths that you create for him
Wi-Fi Control - Control ROMO using any iOS device over a Wi-Fi network
Telepresence - Control ROMO from anywhere in the world while streaming two-way video and audio

Our Take:

 A robot who can become your new best friend? Is that….how’s that even possible?! It’s possible thanks to ROMO What is ROMO? ROMO is a robot who lives in your home and roams around on his cool base, he’s kind of like R2 meets Wall-E in that he can do things for you and he has personality. ROMO via an app can be programmed by your child (or you) to do a whole host of incredibly cool things such as: get happy when he recognizes your face, get scared when he gets picked up or even get angry when you get in his face. With the help of an iOS you can make ROMO come alive.

 Just dock your device (iPhone 4 through 5 and iPod touch 4th gen) and ROMO comes alive. I can’t put into words just how cool this is. It really needs to be seen to be believed. For how complex he might appear programming ROMO is beyond simple. And what I love about it is that my daughter is getting a basic understanding on how computer programming works without even realizing it. I love to trick her into learning!

 ROMO has a multitude of features that you can control with the help of another iOS device, you can whirl him around the house (watch out for steps!) Leave him alone and he’ll be sad, but his curiosity will kick in and he’ll go looking for you! Have a friend or family who might be hundreds of miles away tap into ROMO to control him and best of all you can see and hear each other through ROMO. The list of things to do is endless and one of the coolest things is that no two ROMO’s will be alike.

 We live in a world where we have powerful phones at our disposal, phone’s more powerful than NASA (heck memory sticks are more powerful!) had to put men on the moon. We can harness the power and tap into and have fun with it and learn about programming and robotics along the way thanks to ROMO. What an absolutely genius invention. Now if I can get my husband to stop trying to connect ROMO to a trash can to make him look more like an astromech. So if you are looking for that wow gift that the kids will love be sure to check out this robot friend ROMO. ROMO retails for $149.00.

Buy it: 
You can purchase a ROMO in store or online

I received a ROMO to review, but all opinions are 100% my own.


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Marina@EBMR said...

I've heard so many great things about this. Just wish they had an android alternative :(

Unknown said...

Wow. That looks so cool. My daughter would really enjoy something like this. Thanks for the info.

Tammy said...

Ha ha - that is cute - my nephews would be chasing after this thing all day!

Kelsey Apley said...

Now this is fun!!! Hahha love the whole concept of this!! Looks like it would keep kids entertained for hours!

Melissa Au said...

Oh my goodness, Romo is so cute!

Unknown said...

That is awesome... I always wondered what it does. Thank you so much, now I know what to get my nephew

Angela said...

This is so neat! I have never seen anything like it before.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, now that is a cool robot! My Son would absolutely go nuts over it!

The Rebel Chick said...

Romo looks so cool! I think I am going to add this to my wish list! LOL!

Unknown said...

We have a Romo too and it's the BEST!!! Great gift to give someone!

Janel said...

Hubby is a computer programmer. I'd love to see my kids start learning.

BrettBMartin said...

well how cute are these little guys?? i love their expresions!

Brandy M. said...

What a neat idea. I can't believe how far things have come since I was 8!

Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun said...

That is so cool! I love that new abilities and features can be unlocked as well.

Janet W. said...

The object follow is such a neat feature! Technology really amazes me these days!

Unknown said...

That is so cool. My toddler would get a kick out of this!

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