Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
Straight from the sands of Jakku comes the bleep-blorping spherical droid that carries the key to Luke Skywalker’s hermetic retirement. After BB-8 juices up wirelessly in his charging cradle, a generous 100ft. Bluetooth range allows you to control him from just about anywhere in the house. With the companion app, terrestrial friends can guide him over treacherous living-room terrain and even make virtual holographic videos to share with others.
Authentic Movement and Personality
Carefully designed to mimic the BB-8 droid seen in Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this smaller version moves and reacts with startling similarity to the onscreen version. It rolls around as if compelled by the Force itself, and it whips its head from side to side to investigate noises while on patrol. Furthermore, it has an adaptive personality. It learns to recognize and respond to your voice, and its attitudes and actions evolve as you interact.
Easy Charging and Play
An inductive charging cradle forgoes wires to charge up the droid, and it acts as a stabilizing stand to keep him from rolling under the couch. When BB-8 is ready to go, the app’s touchscreen controls let you steer him around corners and down the sidewalk. Set him on Patrol mode to block the attacks of a kid-sister stormtrooper.
“As fun as it is to watch Sphero’s BB-8 roll around your home by himself and react with adorable head movements and sound effects when he hits something, the real fun of the toy is driving the droid yourself … The touchscreen controls in the app are perfectly responsive, but you’ll need some time to get used to them because at top speed BB-8 can move surprisingly fast.” – Gizmodo
“Through (an) iPhone camera, we could actually watch BB-8 broadcast holographic messages recorded by other users—perhaps inevitably, the message riffed on the “Help me, Obi-Wan scene” from the original Star Wars.” – TechCrunch
“The result … is adorable and surprisingly impressive.” – Wired
- Two-piece BB-8 droid
- App compatible with iOS and Android devices
- Bluetooth Smart BLE connection with a 100’ range
- Top speed of 4.5 mph (7ft/s)
- Comes with inductive charging station for wireless charging
- BB-8 dimensions: 4.2” (W) x 3.93” (H)
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