Sphero - Robotic Gaming System

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Sphero is the first robotic ball gaming system that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. Sphero interacts seamlessly with mobile apps, giving you new ways to test your skills, play games with friends, and more. A Bluetooth connection makes Sphero ready to play as fast as you can launch an app. And with single- or multi-player games, Sphero will ...
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Overview

Sphero is the first robotic ball gaming system that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. Sphero interacts seamlessly with mobile apps, giving you new ways to test your skills, play games with friends, and more. A Bluetooth connection makes Sphero ready to play as fast as you can launch an app. And with single- or multi-player games, Sphero will always surprise you.

Acclaimed by Popular Science, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and MSNBC and featured as one of the year's hottest gadgets by TechCrunch, Wired, Gizmodo, Engadget, and Make magazine, Sphero offers a new type of game play for the smartphone generation.

Simple, Yet Challenging
Controlling Sphero from your mobile device is easy and intuitive--just tilt, gesture, or swing, and Sphero responds. Because your experience changes with every new app you download, Sphero's entertainment never stops.
Sphero's reliable Bluetooth connection ensures control is always responsive and fluid, even at long ranges. You will be able to steer through homemade obstacle courses, let Sphero go for a swim, and even out-maneuver your family pet.

Sphero Apps Offer Engaging, Mixed-Reality Gameplay
Sphero immerses you in a new type of gameplay called mixed-reality, in which real and virtual elements are seamlessly merged together. With several free apps available for download (and more continuously being developed), Sphero provides you with plenty of gaming thrills.

Standout apps include Sphero Drive, where you can choose from touchscreen interfaces like joystick, old-school RC control, and tilt mode to give you a variety of ways to test your skills and challenge friends. In a mixed-reality version of golf, you create a hole, then swing your phone to putt Sphero towards the hole. Think Sphero just rolls? Think again. Hold Sphero in your hand, start up Chromo, and move Sphero to match colors and patterns as they appear on your screen.

Durable, Customizable, and Battery Efficient
Roughly the size of a baseball, Sphero is compact enough to slip into a bag or jacket pocket. Sphero's durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate shell allows for lasting gameplay. And with customizable colored LEDs, you can change Sphero's color to suit your mood, play in the dark, or create a team color. For further convenience, Sphero is extremely efficient. A single battery charge delivers over an hour of full-throttle play, thanks to cable-free induction charging.

Compatible with Android and iOS Devices
Sphero is compatible with a variety of mobile platforms, including iOS 4.0 or greater, Android 2.2, Android 2.3.3+, and Android 3.0+.

Open API for Custom Sphero Apps

For Ages: 8+
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Product Details

  • UPC: 851897003014
  • Manufacturer: Orbotix Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Man, that sharky beaver is crazy.  My girl forgot it was a ball.

    Man, that sharky beaver is crazy.  My girl forgot it was a ball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Yo, I bought this thingy thinkin I'd get tired of it but the app

    Yo, I bought this thingy thinkin I'd get tired of it but the apps keep comin.  Crazy cool.  

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    My grandchildren have never been so quiet!  This is the best thi

    My grandchildren have never been so quiet!  This is the best thing I've ever found for keeping them occupied when their mother is in New York.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    This is an awesome toy!! A remote control queue ball that works

    This is an awesome toy!! A remote control queue ball that works with your Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android Phone. It goes in any direction up to 3mph. It even floats and rolls in water. Pets love it!!! You can use your camera to take pictures of video tape them attack and play with it. Plus it glows in ALL colors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

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