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Rolly – Robot MP3 player friend – DVICE

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The folks from the Sci-Fi’s gadget site DVICE stopped in to the Blip festival last week and I happen to have my new toy, a Sony Rolly – I’ve managed to get it working (everything is Japanese only) and they shot some video, enjoy! Link.

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If anyone happens to be out there, here’s where I’m at with using the Rolly on US system – after a day or so of trying to mod the DLLs and INIs for the Motion Editor software AND modding XP (US) to report as Japanese I gave up and just made a Japanese XP hdd in Parallels. I’m slowly figuring out Sony’s Sonic Stage and Motion Editor and working some documentation…

6 thoughts on “Rolly – Robot MP3 player friend – DVICE

  1. When you get the Mac Hack in place; blog it. OS X alerts through this would be fun, not to mention giving an interpretive “personality” to the Rolly to represent whoever is logged in at the time. The only question is how the Rolly would represent a Kernel Panic – first in mime, second in sound, third by doing an R2-D2 meltdown scream and spark explosion. Also, the video indicated that streaming audio to the device was possible – wi-fi, bluetooth (USB access?).

    Sony’s plans for the U.S. are?

  2. Hi,

    Do you have any updates on this post?

    I am interested in getting one, but I need to be sure that I will be able to use the motion editor software or program the movements somehow. On ebay there is a seller claiming that they have the motion software in english, but they didnt provided any evidence that this might be true :(

    Thanks for sharing the info :)

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