WowWee's Spyball Rolls Into Our Hands, Previewed At CES 2009Posted by Peter Redmer on Sunday, 11 January 2009
Rovio's new little brother (or sister, depending on what you name your Spyball) is just what you need to keep tabs on what's going on throughout your home. I was lucky to get a chance to feast my peepers on this awesome new mobile webcam at WowWee's display at the International CES Show!
Here's the Spyball sitting on top of its box.
A closer, front view, with the camera popped up.
Hopefully, this shot will give you a good idea of the size of Spyball. It's a LOT smaller than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. I'm guessing the metal wheel on the back will be replaced in the final production version with a black, plastic variant. I had hypothesized that the Spyball would use a gyroscope type system to keep the camera on top while it rolled, but due to the back wheel, I'm guessing that's not how it will work.
Here's a close up view of Spyball's camera.
Finally, here's a pic of Spyball's interface running on a Sony PSP - nice!
We'll follow up with more details on Spyball as they become available - we know you can't wait to see those tech specs and when you can finally get your hands on one! Price should be between $150-$179 (subject to change) and availability is estimated around to be around Fall of 2009.