The app-enabled robotic sphere that does it all!
If you could only have one toy for the rest of your life, the best choice would have to be the Sphero 2.0. This app-enabled wonder ball is a robot, a game system, a remote controlled car, and just about anything else you want it to be.
You can control the Sphero with 25 apps and counting! Drive it off of a ramp, play an augmented reality game, and even program it to perform a light show with its integrated LED light. Just connect the ball to an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth and get rolling.
The Sphero is waterproof and shock-resistant so you can take it just about anywhere. And when it’s time to get back to work, the ball charges wirelessly on its inductive cradle. Seriously, this ball has it all.
Features & specs
- iOS and Android compatible
- 25+ (and counting!) free apps
- 2 ramps included
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Multi-colored LED light
- Waterproof and shock-resistant
- Induction base charger included
- 1 hour drive time on a single charge
- 4.5mph (7.2kph) top speed
The little robot ball that does it all
If you want a plaything you’ll never get bored with, you’ve got to check out Sphero. This thing is the Swiss Army knife of toys. It drives, it spins, it follows complex directions, it changes colors, it plays video games, and it can learn new tricks with over 30 different apps!
You control the Sphero with a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth, giving you up to 90 feet of floor-exploring excitement. If that still doesn’t satisfy your need for fun, you can actually develop your own apps for Sphero! Seriously, this thing laughs in the face of boredom.
Inside or outside, Sphero is built for fun
When your quest for adventure takes you to the great outdoors, Sphero comes prepared with a waterproof shell that can take puddles, ponds, or a pooch’s slobber.
Try placing it into some still water and let it swim to the other side. The spinning action of the ball can actually propel it through an aquatic landscape.
Sphero is also shock-resistant, meaning you don’t have to avoid those rocks you tend to find on dry land.
Turns corners and heads
This little robotic ball is nimble, fast, and oh-so-attractive. The LED lights inside of Sphero’s shell can be programmed to any color or pattern you want.
Nestled alongside those LED lights are a gyroscope and an accelerometer that allow Sphero to navigate quickly through tight spaces.
Let Sphero take you into another realm
Augmented reality apps are a mind-blowing reminder of the power of technology, so of course this incredible robot introduces you to a whole new type of game.
Using the camera on your smartphone or tablet, the Sphero becomes Sharky the Beaver. Suddenly your living room is a place where Sharky (with your help) can run around and collect cupcakes. And if that's not gruesome enough, download the free Rolling Dead app to turn your Sphero into a fireball-shooting zombie killer.
Hot apps comin’ up!
Did we mention there are a ton of ways to play with this little guy? Sphero boasts a universe of over 30 apps and growing.
Turn your house into a golf course with Sphero Golf, create a work of art and have Sphero draw it with Draw N’ Drive, or use Sphero as a controller and play Flappyball.
Sphero is currently compatible with Android and iOS.
Compact and complex
Inside of that durable shell is a host of gadgets that allow Sphero to connect, drive, play and think. It wouldn’t be a robot without all of that high-tech hardware in there. And while we won’t bore you with all the names of the components, they are what make Sphero cutting edge and fun to experiment with.
Take it to the limit at 4.5mph, charge it wirelessly, and program it to do what you want. Is this the future? You bet it is!
Getting started with Sphero
In addition to a pair of ramps, Sphero also comes with an inductive tabletop charger that works wirelessly—just set it on the charger and the ball will glow green when it is all charged up and ready to roll.
Question: How long will Sphero last on a charge?
Answer: Sphero’s endurance depends on how hard you push it, but we found the battery can handle about an hour of non-stop action and takes about three hours to recharge.
Question: Can this thing do my homework?
Answer: While Sphero can do some amazing things, it still can’t help you write your book report on Tale of Two Cities—yet.
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