Based on Javanese language, Romo means father, however, I’m so sure it doesn’t have that mean on this Romo. Perhaps, the Romo is the shorten of Robotic Motors. Whatsoever the meaning of the Romo, this cute gadget from Romotive has capability to create a fun toy, mini tank robot, to be played by your kids, simply by just attaching a smartphone into the docking station.
The attached smartphone is working as the driver of this tiny tank with mimic that can be customized as you wish through the Romo app. Mixing with tiltable clip stand – 15 degree front and 45 degree back and fast motor, it is able to scan entire surface using the front camera of the smartphone for creating fast-fun maneuvers that can be controlled from other smart device such smartphone, computer or tablet from anywhere in the world. So, you can monitor your kids or pets or play hide-and-seek with them from far away.
Furthermore, the Romo can be used also as a docking station for recharging your smartphone. Short of, it’s a moving docking station as well as a mini tank robot or a smartphone robot.
The release date and pricing
Compacted in 5.6(L) x 4.5(W) x 3(H) inch in two-tone color – bright white and brilliant blue, Romotive Romo smartphone robot was showed at AITF 2013 a week ago. It will be shipped in April 2013 for $149. As note for current time, this toy is only compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 4th Gen.