Orbotix Sphero

The Sphero robot ball is wirelessly controlled using Bluetooth via a compatible iOS or Android device using one of many available companion apps.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 01/2012
  • Price at launch: $129.99

What You Need To Know

  • Moves at speeds up to 3 feet per second
  • Bluetooth connections allows wireless control from up to 30 feet away
  • Has an internal multi-colored LED capable of producing thousands of colors
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 and Android 2.2 or greater

Verge Review

Your smartphone’s not just a phone anymore — it’s a remote control for your TV, your stereo, an AR.Drone helicopter, and much more. So why not a plastic ball? I can only assume that’s what Orbotix thought when it developed Sphero, a baseball-sized ball that you drive around using your iOS or Android device. It sounds incredibly odd and more like a dream toy for pets, but thanks to some high-tech hardware inside – Bluetooth, an LED light, compass, gyroscope, and accelerometer – it has the...

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Basic Specs

Weight 0.37 pounds
Color White
Sensors Accelerometer , Compass , Gyroscope
Quoted use time 60 min

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Weight 0.37 pounds
Color White
Sensors Accelerometer , Compass , Gyroscope
Connectivity
Wireless support Bluetooth
Power
Inductive charging Yes
Quoted use time 60 min
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