Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Programmable Robotic Ball Review

Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Robotic Ball features:

  • Robotic ball gaming system
  • The creative robot will change the way you play
  • iOS, Android, and Windows compatible
  • Goes over 4.5mph (2m/s)
  • Hackable and programmable
  • Over 30 apps available
  • Single or multiple players
  • Recommended age: 8+.

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Sphero 2.0 is an app-controlled programmable robotic ball and a gaming device that an user controls with a tilt, touch, or swing of his smartphone or tablet. Draw a shape and Sphero will follow the path. Swing the smartphone like a golf club and Sphero will be the golf ball. With new apps downloaded, users will experience this robotic ball in a new and fun way.

The little guy lights up and pairs to iOS, Android or Windows device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. It rolls at speeds of up to 4.5 mph and comes with two ramps. With the protection from tough polycarbonate shell, the robotic ball is rather indestructible. It can actually swim! To drive it well, an user must practice but there is a payoff. A variety of apps, either for single or multiple players, allow users to drive Sphero while videotaping it simultaneously. To add to the excitement, Sphero, the maker of the robotic ball, released additional accessories and stunt products including the chariot, which basically turns Sphero into a transport vehicle with a cellphone slot (think drive-cam) and a special rooftop that can fit LEGO-like bricks.

Sphero creates SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids), a program that teaches kids programming with Sphero 2.0 and its cousin, the Ollie, using visual blocks representing code – Sphero’s own C-based language called OVAL. Immediately kids see the connection between the program they created and how the guts of their Sphero work and react. While kids are having fun they are learning the complex principles of computer programming, math and science and applying them to physical world. There are over 4,500 teachers in 20 countries have used SPRK to teach 90,000 students, range from elementary school through high school.

What’s In the Box:

  • Sphero 2.0
  • 2 ramps
  • Inductive charging base
  • Quick Start guide
  • Free games and apps available on the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store
  • Power Adapter (110V – 240V compatible, USA style plug)

Tech Specs:

  • iOS, Android, and Windows compatible
  • Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
  • Durable polycarbonate shell
  • Built-in LED glow
  • Bluetooth connection (100 foot range)
  • Inductive charging (over 1 hour of play on a full charge)
  • Over 30 apps available that offer numerous ways to play
  • Hackable and programmable internal robot
  • App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
  • Automatic firmware updates

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