WowWee Officially Announces Improvements to Rovio, New Headlight Accessory

WowWee, an Optimal Group company, has announced a new headlight accessory and several upgrades now available for the Rovio(TM) mobile webcam, a revolution in home exploration and telepresence. Rovio, a wireless Internet-controlled device, streams two-way audio and video via an easy-to-use web browser interface while its users direct it about a home or office environment remotely. The Rovio headlight, which enhances the ability to explore in dimly lit environments, snaps onto the device and is powered by Rovio's rechargeable battery pack.

WowWee Officially Launches Lightstar and Hoverpod, Conquer Land & Air

HONG KONG – September 2, 2009 – This fall, the hottest new remote-controlled toys can be spotted gliding through the air – or across the floor.  WowWee, an Optimal Group company (NASDAQ:OPMRD), has announced the retail launch of its newest FlyTech™ innovations, the FlyTech Lightstar™ flyer and FlyTech Hoverpod™ racer.  Innovative design and affordable prices allow users to take to the skies with friends or race one another on the ground without breaking the bank.

Avid Rovio developers take heed -- new API (v.1.3) available!

Hi all,

Just a little heads up to tell you that we've uploaded a new API for Rovio (v.1.3), which includes the following updates:

New functions documented:

  • GetUPnP.cgi
  • SetUPnP.cgi
  • SendHttp.cgi

Updated functions:

  • SetWlan.cgi/GetWlan.cgi
  • SetIP.cgi/GetIP.cgi

Happy coding!

At The Teen Choice Awards, Celebrities Play With WowWee Alive Baby Animals & Cubs

At the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, hosted by the Jonas Brothers, famous teen celebs were invitied to an exclusive backstage showing of the hottest new toys and games - including Jordan Sparks, Shawn Johnson, Frankie Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers,) Jennifer Stone (from Wizards of Waverly Place) and more.  Even Britney Spears was there; her son Jayden wanted to take home a WowWee Baby Animal of his own!

Cinemin Swivel Multimedia Pico Projector Available for Pre-Order

The moment you've all been waiting for is here - the Cinemin Swivel is now available for pre-order from WowWee Technologies' official site,

There's free shipping on all orders from the WowWee Store until August 31, 2009.  What a sweet deal!