Brookstone Launches Mission-Ready Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank
MERRIMACK, N.H., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Brookstone, the multichannel specialty retailer and product development company, today announces Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank, the new, second-generation form of the award-winning app-controlled spy tank.
A free download from the AppStore(SM) or Google Play(TM) allows any aspiring secret agent to pivot, spin and drive the Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank up to 200 ft. unobstructed with their iPod touch®, iPad®, iPhone® or Android(TM) smartphone and tablet. The Rover 2.0 generates its own Wi-Fi connection that allows drivers to stream audio and accompanying visuals from the Rover’s path. Even the dark is no match for Rover 2.0, thanks to its infrared night vision that transmits video in low lighting.
The Rover 2.0 features numerous upgrades from the original Rover that prepare it for any mission:
- Navigate: The Rover 2.0 is 25 percent faster and now includes stealth mode, where the driver can turn the headlights off and just use night vision to explore.
- Explore: The Rover 2.0 drivers can now adjust the camera angle remotely via the application and utilize the wide-angle lens to capture even more video and pictures.
- Two-way communication: With new two-way audio, drivers not only hear what the Rover 2.0 discovers, but can broadcast sound out from the device.
- Share adventures: Record and upload video to social media sites directly from the application.
“The Rover 2.0 is the quintessential Brookstone designed and developed product,” said Stephen Bebis, president and CEO of Brookstone. “We already carry the best in app-controlled products and utilized our knowledge to create an award-winning Rover device. Our design team took the award-winning 1.0 version and challenged themselves to make it even more exciting with new features. The Rover 2.0 is debuting just in time for holiday season and is a must-have gift for any aspiring agent.”
The original Brookstone Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank, first introduced in November 2011, was the recipient of a 2012 red dot award for product design.
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