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Sphero iOS and Android Controlled Ball with 20+ Apps for Gameplay, Retail Packaging (White)

by Orbotix

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  • A New Way To Play: Play in the real world, control it from your smartphone
  • Games for Everyone: Comes with free downloadable games with more available in the iTunes App Store, Android Market or Amazon Apps Store
  • Works With Your Smartphone: Control Sphero from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions10.7 x 10.7 x 14.6 cm
Batteries:2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberSphero 1
Weight500 grams
ColourWhite
  
Additional Information
ASINB0081J2LRC
Shipping Weight771 g
Date First AvailableFeb. 8 2012
  
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Meet Sphero - The world’s first robotic ball you control with a tilt, tap, or touch on your smartphone. Sphero comes ready and eager to play. Weave in and around obstacles or feet, or just try to outrun the family pet. Test your skills in Sphero Drive, challenge friends to Golf, video your cat chasing Sphero with KittyCam, and more. Your experience changes with every new game app you download, and with single or multi-player games Sphero will always surprise you.

From the Manufacturer

Sphero is the first robotic ball gaming device 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.

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A durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate shell allows for lasting gameplay. View larger.
Orbotix Sphero Product Shot
Easily operate the Sphero robotic ball from your smartphone or tablet's touchscreen. View larger.
Orbotix Sphero Product Shot
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, weave it between feet, 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

Sphero also has an Open API (application program interface) for developers, which allows virtually anyone to program new games and apps for Sphero. The API is intuitive, so you will be able to use it whether you are a seasoned developer or a novice app programmer.

What's in the Box

Sphero robotic ball, inductive charging base, quick-start card, and user's manual.

Free Apps Available via Download Include:

Sphero

Familiarize yourself with Sphero's personality, give Sphero commands, and gain access to basic Sphero driving functions. See where you stand on leaderboards and achievements. Even discover new apps as they roll in.

Drive

Drive Sphero with joystick, tilt, or old-school remote controls. Create challenging courses, race against friends and family, or turn out the lights for a little night racing.

Golf

Sphero is the ball and your phone is the club. Create a "hole" then swing your phone or swipe a finger to hit. Challenge friends to a round of office golf, create your own course at home, or venture out and make your own course practically anywhere.

SpheroCam

Have fun with Sphero and never miss a funny moment. Use the built-in camera on your device to record video or take snapshots while you simultaneously drive Sphero. Will your SpheroCam video go viral? Record, upload, and find out!

Draw N' Drive

Use your finger to trace a shape or path on the screen and Sphero will follow it before your eyes. Just give your smartphone or tablet a shake to clear the slate. Even make Sphero change colors as it rolls by using the integrated color wheel.

Chromo

Get ready to challenge your coordination and memory with the first app that lets you use Sphero as a controller. Move Sphero to match the colors on your screen for an entirely new way to challenge yourself. You can choose from six different game modes.

MacroLab

Create easy, repeatable programs and macros for Sphero. Arrange simple commands and settings in any combination you choose to let Sphero drive autonomously, follow unique patterns, and more, all while learning basic programming. Play your commands, save favorites, and even share them with friends. MacroLab makes programming Sphero easy and fun.

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Controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
At a Glance:
  • Robotic ball you control from your smartphone or tablet's touchscreen
  • Downloadable apps deliver exciting, varied gameplay
  • Open API lets developers program custom Sphero apps
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate shell for lasting gameplay
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

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Customizable LEDs allow you to change Sphero's color. View larger.
Orbotix Sphero Product Shot

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tronvader on Jan. 16 2014
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I was a little hesitant buying a remote control ball for my son for Christmas, but it is tonnes of fun with nearly limitless ways to play with it. And very durable! Best R/C I've ever bought!
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for a young child, as it is not too fast, purchased as a birthday gift and it is loved, good learning toy and can be used outside its awesome.
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i bought two of these for my two great grandsons ages 13 & 16, they love them.....they are always doing something with them....MONEY WORTH SPENT.........THANKS
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I purchased the first Sphero for my son (15 years old), and once I saw him play with it, and watched my daughters reaction as well, I knew that I had to buy a second. This is a great toy but is even better if there are more of them around to allow interactivity between the kids and their Spheros.
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I found the Sphere very hard to control! It is an interesting product, but I wish I had not purchased it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on Jan. 14 2013
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It is a genius idea to have an object that can be controlled with an iPad and that idea alone makes it cool. It is easy to control and you can light it with different colours but it is expensive. I was really hoping that t wouldn't be played with for a few days and then forgotten and I was impressed that the user continues to play with it.
The cat on the other hand hates it!
Looking forward to new apps for it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Klasen on March 24 2014
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Item came in a timely manner, packaged nicely as to not get damaged during delivery. I received a damaged/dead unit the first time but amazon was quick to get me a new one within 3 days after I informed them.

Upon finally using the item, I got bored of it VERY quickly. It is entertaining for about 10 minutes and then all the lights and sounds get boring and I assume it will remain as a piece of shelf art from now on.

Cats are kinda scared, a little entertained. They go nuts running around but they're not really playing with it, they just get frisky and chase eachother. I'm sure this will stop soon.

11 and 13 year old bored within 20 mins. Not sure who this is for.

Gimmicky.

Wouldn't really recommend.
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