I finally managed some time to install and test wire-pod from wire, and I have to say that there is some awesome news for all those Vector fans whose Vectors have been sitting idle and gathering dust.
But first let us re-visit the background.
DDL Revenue Model
After Anki went bankrupt, Digital Dream Labs (DDL) picked up the Anki Intellectual Property(IP) and assets for an undisclosed but cheap price. To fund the investment they were going to make on Anki products, specifically Vector, DDL created two revenue models. If you needed Vector to work with full functionality, you would have to either buy a DDL Subscription at $74.99/year or buy DDL Escape Pod at $99. With the Escape Pod, you would have to maintain your own environment for Vector’s cloud services. Minus either of the two, Vector would lose its critical functionality of responding to your voice. In that case, your interaction with Vector would be limited to either seeing h…