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Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 Table Tennis Robot - Review

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Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 Table Tennis Robot - Review
Photo of Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot - front view

Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot - front view

© 2012 Greg Letts, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I have been putting off writing this review of the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot for week after week, mostly because once I have finished my review, it will be time to donate it to a worthy local program, and I don't want to give it up!

On the positive side, after hanging onto it for so long, I've been able to give just about every feature a decent trial run, so I've been able to get a good overall picture of what the Robo-Pong 2050 has to offer.

Summary

The Robo-Pong 2050 is Newgy's flagship robot, with all the bells and whistles you could ever want. With a price tag of around the $US 700-800 mark, it's not a cheap robot by any means, but it's nowhere near the stratospheric cost of my Butterfly Amicus 3000 either. Regardless, in my opinion it is fantastic value for money, and I don't think anybody could go far wrong in purchasing this robot.

It's programmable, reliable, easy to setup, simple to use, transportable, can provide high speed and spin, oscillates, has plenty of ball capacity, and most importantly, does a great job of feeding the balls consistently.

I'd recommend the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 to just about anybody really, basement players, advanced players and coaches will find this robot invaluable. Perhaps the only players who might not find it useful are those who need a robot where the speed and spin of the ball are decoupled, so that spinny short serves can be simulated, float balls can be produced, and slow spinny balls and fast but not spinny balls can be projected. These things are nice to have, but require a second projection wheel that runs independently of the first wheel, and greatly increase the cost of robots that have this capability (such as the Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus, the Prakttismate PK1 and PK2, the TW2700 series, and the XuShaoFa robot) . And as the owner of a robot that is capable of doing this, I'm not at all sure that this extra abilities are really worth the money, judging from how often I actually use them in my own robot practice routines.

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