December 29, 2008 9:35 PM
I also ran into the battery problem. Firmware update did not help. I get maybe 5 minutes run time.
I am returning the unit for a refund.
I am not only unhappy about the battery.
Camera is useless at low lighting levels - read: anytime every light in room(s) are not on. The "headlight" is useless.
Wi-fi sticks to a single access point/channel. Even my oldest wi-fi tech will change channels to stronger access point on same ssid - NOT THE ROVIO.
I need to buy additional "beacons" for the ROVIO to leave the room and make it back alone? Not sold in stores, don't even know how much they are.
All in all, the concept is great. I just don't feel the unit is worth $300 of my money. I'd keep it if it was $100, and I'd gladly pay the three hundred if above issues didn't exist.