Newgy Robo-Pong 2040

robopong-2040

When you’re ready for the big step, this is the ultimate robot for serious players or those with discriminating tastes. The Robo-Pong 2040 robot can do everything Robo-Pong 1040 does and more. Recycling Net captures your returns and recycles the balls for non-stop action! Plug in optional Pong-Master for a fun target game to hone your accuracy and consistency or use it as a timer for your drills.


Specifications For Robot Pong 2040A
Spins
Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, combination spins
Shot Selection
Push, chop, serve, drive, lob, fast loop
Head Angle
Adjust from low (serves) to high (lobs)
Power Source
Australian Standard
Set-Up & Take Down
Quick and easy set-up and take down take less than 5 minutes.
No assembly or tools required.
Compatibility
Can be used on all known commercial table tennis tables
Remote Control
Convenient control box enables quick adjustments without stopping play
Warranty
Limited one-year warranty. Parts available worldwide.
ITEM 540 1040A 2040A
Balls per minute, max. 63 94 94
Balls per minute, min. 13 26 26
Ball speed (MPH), max. 70 75 75
Ball speed (MPH), min. <10 <10 <10
Ball capacity, 40mm 86 200 120*
Ball capacity, 38mm 93 240 120*
Oscillator ranges 0 8 8
Remote Controls** S,F,P S,F,O,P S,F,O,P
*Recommended capacity, balls recycle
**S=Speed, F=Frequency, O=Oscillator, P=Power
Some specifications may vary slightly from robot to robot.

Robot-Pong 2040 Package Includes:

  • Ball Thrower (With Oscillation)
  • Recycling Net System
  • Side Net Extenders
  • Rubber Tips Packet
  • Full size Control Box
  • Transformer (Australian standard)
  • Connector Cable
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Carton Size 93 x 41 x 35cm
  • Includes 48 balls
  • Carton Weight 10.10kg

Newgy Robots come with a standard 1 year limited Australian warrantee.

Reviews:

(From OOAK Table Tennis Reviews)

Review by Marco Borrillo (published with permission):

I spent a lot of time 2 years ago with Chetan and a Newgy 2040.  It did a lot good stuff and both Chetan and I really liked it.  It was light and cheap (US$600, though they went up in price now to $700) and easy to set up and easy to use.  Just attach the robot to the table (it slides on instantly, nothing to tighten), Velcro 2 straps to the table’s net, and plug it in.  Done.

The Newgy made a good amount of spin even on short balls.  The head height of the Newgy was fairly low to the table, so serves seemed “real”.  The head was able to be adjusted up or down easily, so you can get a “line drive” or a “looping topspin.”  You can rotate the head INSTANTLY  to produce ANY spin you want 360 degrees around the head.

Ball frequency was excellent, with almost 2 full seconds of delay at the lowest setting, and the fastest setting going much faster than most humans can handle.

Speed and spin was excellent at highest power setting.  It was very adequate at the lower slower settings.  Put the Newgy at the slowest speed setting and 100% sidespin, hold your paddle perpendicular to the incoming ball, and you’ll see the ball jump violently to the left or right (depending on the spin) and easily go 3-4 feet off the table to the side.  That’s a lot of spin, even for a slow setting.

The bad thing about the Newgy is that it can’t make a dead ball.  So everything is always lots of spin.  And of course it’s not programmable.  Can only do 1 type of a ball at a time.

However, all things considered, dollar for dollar, the Newgy 2040 is the best robot on the market today. For only $700 brand new (and you can find them used very easily for $400 or less) this is a robot that you can definitely do a lot with.

So sure there are better robots, and sure there are robots with more capability. But dollar for dollar, all things considered such as ease of use, quickness of setup and take down, and # of different types of balls it makes (nearly everything, except no spin or super spin slow…) this robot is great.

If I had limited funds this would be a no-brainer. You can’t go wrong with the Newgy.