September 6, 2008
Rolly is an egg-shaped digital robotic music player made by Sony, combining music functions with robotic dancing. It has several motors that allow it to rotate and spin, as well as two bands of LED lights running around its edge and cup-like “arms” which can open and close on either end, all of which can be synchronized to the music being played.
Sound-sensitivity components detect beat, rhythm, voice and pitch, which can be used to have the device automatically react to music. It also has an accelerometer which detects if the player is moving up or down. Preprogammed movements along with music can be downloaded from personal computers using Bluetooth. It has 2Gb of flash memory to store music files.
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Extract from Sony Style