updated 02:20 pm EST, Wed December 6, 2006
Brando USB Robo-Pup Cam
Brando today listed the USB Robo-Pup Cam. Shaped much like a smaller version of Sony's well-known Aibo pet robot, the camera does not move automatically but can be adjusted at its head and legs. As such, it can assume different poses that not only appeal to children but also position the nose-mounted lens at a comfortable angle. Its camera is limited to VGA resolution but offers the user a significant level of control, according to Brando. Brightness, focus, and white balance can be manually adjusted to fine-tune the resulting image or left in an automatic mode. The online retailer exports its Robo-Pup for $23.