Geio combat robot with app control & first-person-view for $181.30

Ego-Shooter from the perspective of a fighting robot? Sounds very good for friends of combat fighting. However, the technical implementation of small robots is not always so good that they could stand out from ordinary toys. Although the Geio Combat Robot is anything but cheap, it promises a lot of fun technically as well.

Geio Combat Robot Optics  G

The core of the 18 x 16 x 16 cm small robot is the app (Android, iOS), which fortunately can also be used in English. This allows you to control the 730 g light robot and see what the robot sees, thanks to First-Person-View. It is also able to recognize enemies automatically and take them under fire. By the way, the “Fire” is only virtual, i.e. it only exists graphically in the app.

Geio combat robot functions
Functions of the Geio fighting robot: Detect and eliminate enemies.

If you want to have a look at the different fighting modes (battle, attack and defense, race), you can download the app (even without owning a robot) and get a good first impression of the controls and optics. The machine gun on the “head” of the robot can be moved horizontally at 160° and vertically at 90°. To the left of it is the camera eye of the Geio.

Geio Combat Robot Design
A fully equipped combat robot with camera eye and machine gun.

The 2000 mAh small battery lasts 40 minutes, so that the gaming fun doesn’t stop after a few minutes. So that the gaming doesn’t break off even if you play with your opponents on a larger territory, the necessary Wifi connection also holds over a distance of 100 m – at least according to the technical data. In this video you can see (in the usual exaggerated way) what the robot is and also that the robot is quite fast and mobile.

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Evaluation

In fact, the individual functions and combat systems of the robot seem to work well – even if the video application of the robots is of course excessive. But the robots have a big disadvantage: They are expensive – and a robot really only makes fun or sense if you find more fighting robots with other fighters. In a direct duel with other players, the Geio fighting robot certainly makes a good figure and also fun – but only then. The fight modes playable on the app don’t knock you off your shoes for days.

What do you think, apart from the price: Cool or completely unnecessary?

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