The iRobot ConnectR is actually a webcam that boasts wheels, wide angle and zoom modes that moves around, helping you keep in touch with those back home even when you're holidaying somewhere halfway across the world as long as there is a decent Internet connection in the vicinity. Hopefully the batteries in this thing will be able to last the pace though. The asking retail price of $500 is rather steep in my opinion, but it will definitely help bridge the age gap as well as digital divide between grandpa and little Johnny. Kinda reminds me of one of those automatic vacuum cleaners.
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