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Wow! Sphero took $50 off its R2-D2 and other robots for Black Friday

Wow! Sphero took $50 off its R2-D2 and other robots for Black Friday

By Elyse Betters

Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robot toys, has reduced some of its most popular products on Amazon (US) for Black Friday.Starting off with R2-D2, which we previewed here, it's marked down $50, bringing the cost to $129 from $179.99. Unlike... Read more

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

By Elyse Betters

Sphero has launched a new Sphero. Dubbed Sphero Mini, it's a lot like the original app-enabled robot toy, only it's even tinier. More specifically, it's about the size of a ping pong ball. You can control it with different modes in the Sphero Mini app,... Read more

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

By Stuart Miles

Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robots has created its own fully programmable version of R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.Pocket-lint has previewed the new Droid ahead of its official launch. Is this the Droid you're looking for?R2-D2 Droid hardware... Read more

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

By Stuart Miles

The Droids of the Star Wars universe always hold a special place in our hearts. R2-D2, C3-PO, that silly Droid that Chewie likes to shout at in the Death Star.It's no surprise then that we've got a new Droid to love/hate for the new Star Wars: The Last... Read more

Sphero's app-controlled Lightning McQueen available to drive away now

Sphero's app-controlled Lightning McQueen available to drive away now

By Max Langridge

Sphero, the maker of the lovable BB-8 app-controlled droid, has branched out to Pixar and developed an app-controlled version of Lightning McQueen from the Cars trilogy, to tie in with the launch of Cars 3 in cinemas. Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars... Read more

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

By Stuart Miles

First announced at CES in Las Vegas in January, Sphero has finally put its "battle worn" version of BB-8 on sale alongside offering the "Force Band" that allows you to control the Droid by moving your arm.The Droid, which is identical in all aspects apart... Read more

Coding Sphero: SPRK version now out in UK, teaches kids to program robots

Coding Sphero: SPRK version now out in UK, teaches kids to program robots

By Elyse Betters

The company that makes the Sphero robot ball, as well as Ollie and the official BB-8 droid for the next Star Wars film, has just launched a new kind of toy in the UK. It's designed to teach kids about robot programming.Unveiled earlier this year, the... Read more

Sphero Darkside: The toy that proves the machines are taking over

Sphero Darkside: The toy that proves the machines are taking over

By Chris Hall

Sphero, basking in the glory of the Star Wars BB-8 afterglow, has a new connected toy called Darkside.With a name that pays homage to Star Wars, the new toy is the naughty alter-ego of the existing Sphero Ollie.Sphero says that Darkside is a robot that... Read more

BB-8 droid: Sphero is making the official Star Wars toy, but you can make one now

BB-8 droid: Sphero is making the official Star Wars toy, but you can make one now

By Elyse Betters

Ever since Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the new BB-8 droid during the Star Wars Celebration annual convention last week, fans of George Lucas' epic space saga have been clamoring to get their hands on it, with at least one person even creating a rough... Read more

WIN: One of four Sphero Ollie app-controlled robot toys

WIN: One of four Sphero Ollie app-controlled robot toys

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are plenty of gadgets that can be controlled from an app on your phone these days, ranging from heart sensors and drones to toy robots. Ollie and Sphero fall into the toy robot category and as a Christmas treat, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the... Read more

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

By Elyse Betters

Ollie is finally out.The Sphero team first showed off Ollie at CES 2014 in January, but its latest robot toy was called something different then: Sphero 2B. It has been renamed and is considered the follow-up to the original Sphero, a smartphone-controlled... Read more

Sphero 2B pictures and hands-on: Two-wheeled Bluetooth gadget that can go 10mph

Sphero 2B pictures and hands-on: Two-wheeled Bluetooth gadget that can go 10mph

By Stuart Miles

The company behind Sphero has launched an update, Sphero 2B, that ditches the ball design in favour of two wheels that let the Bluetooth remote-controlled toy travel at speeds of up to 10mph.Launched at CES in Las Vegas, the new device will work with... Read more

First five Sphero apps

First five Sphero apps

By Stuart Miles

You've just bought or been given a Sphero, whizzed it around your living room for 10 minutes and are now wondering what else it does. Thankfully, seeing a life-span beyond crashing into the dog or your sofa, Orbotix, Sphero's creator, has come up with an... Read more