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Sphero launches Bolt, a programmable robot for children

The most influential time for a human to start learning how to program is arguably in the developmental years — try teaching a four-year-old a new language. Now try teaching your grandmother how to use an iPhone. Who won? Now try it again, this time using Sphero’s programmable Bolt robo-ball. We all know Sphero as the folks who allowed some of the most-loved Star Wars droids to come to...[Read More]

Sphero R2-D2 – The droid you’re looking for – if you’re a big Star Wars nut

Sphero’s R2-D2 follows (or perhaps trundles) in BB–8’s footsteps, giving you a dinky, app-controlled take on the true hero of the Star Wars saga, who never gets the credit he deserves. Sure, Luke had a hand in messing up the Empire, but who got the Death Star schematics where they needed to go? Who takes a laser from Vader’s TIE Fighter, to keep Luke’s X-wing on track? Who helps the Falcon escape ...[Read More]

7 things you need to know about Sphero’s app-controlled R2-D2

Sphero’s app-controlled BB-8 droid was a delight back in 2015, but as a new Star Wars character, it didn’t quite have the same emotional pull as one we’ve loved for decades. Well, our wish is Sphero’s command, apparently, as the company unveiled a remote-controlled R2-D2. He’s pretty much movie-perfect, thanks to his scaled down dimensions and familiar beeps and boops...[Read More]

More than just BB-8: Sphero’s Force Band can now be used to control other smart products

Stuff‘s current giveaway just got a whole lot more attractive. The Force Band addition to Sphero’s BB-8 droid has been given an upgrade that will let prospective Jedi control more than just the plucky little rolling ball of intelligent metal. The Force Band has now recieved support for If This Then That (IFTTT) via Sphero’s dedicated app. Instead of just waving around a little dr...[Read More]

Sphero Ollie Darkside – He lied about the cookies

Sphero’s BB-8, the little droid that could, has been getting all of the attention but people sometimes forget that Sphero has been making little app-controlled drones and droids for a while now. There was the Ollie, a stunt-drone, and now there’s the Ollie Darkside. Gee, you think that they’re capitalising on the Star Wars connection there at all? Nah… Though you might beli...[Read More]

Sphero’s BB-8 droid can watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens with you

Sphero’s super-cool BB-8 droid came out months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we had a hunch that the rolling robot would be as awesome as it seemed. Luckily, it is: and now the connected toy can watch along with you. Thanks to new update pushed out to the iPhone and Android companion app, Sphero’s BB-8 can now watch along with The Force Awakens and react to moments in the fi...[Read More]

Our two Sphero BB-8 winners are…

Tomorrow is the grand opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you don’t know that then you’re probably just returning from a sojourn in the Dagobah System, far from Twitter, social networks, the internet… and you probably didn’t have the Force to guide you either. Long story short, today’s a pretty good day to be giving away two little phone-controlled drones base...[Read More]

Win one of Stuff’s cover models – We have two Sphero BB-8 robots up for grabs

We know, we know, we waited too long to give away a Stuff cover model. At least a couple of you are thinking that. But you can’t own people (that’s just creepy) and it’s a damned good thing too because we’d probably wind up with some terrible owners. Instead we’re giving away Stuff‘s December 2015 cover model, the Sphero BB-8 droid, courtesy of iStore. That̵...[Read More]

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