Have a Ball

07 Apr 2012

Have a ball

Sphero is the world's first robotic ball that you control with your smartphone or tablet. 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.

Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.9 inches ; 5.9 ounces

Features

Ӣ Robotic ball you control from your smartphone or tablet's touchscreen

Ӣ Downloadable apps deliver exciting, varied gameplay

Ӣ Open API lets developers program custom Sphero apps

Ӣ Impact-resistant polycarbonate shell for lasting gameplay

Ӣ Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Ӣ Customizable LEDs allow you to change Sphero's color

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 or flick a finger across the touchscreen interface to putt Sphero towards the hole.

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.

Sphero is backed by a 180-day limited warranty.

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