Ollie Is Here!

04 Sep 2014

As the leaders in connected play, we’re excited to launch Ollie – our next generation app-controlled robot. Initially introduced as Sphero 2B at CES in January, Ollie takes connected play to the next level by combining the technology that Sphero 2.0 is known for with innovative controls and integrated gameplay for a whole new experience.

“With Ollie we’ve thrust forward the core experience of Sphero 2.0, steering focus from varied game play to pure driving, said Ian Bernstein, co-creator of Sphero. “Taking a nod from skateboarding culture, Ollie is a complete adrenaline junkie that rockets around at floor-warping speeds and does ridiculous tricks. We continue to extend the world of physical play to the digital life circling around us.”

Engineered for high performance driving and tricks, Ollie launches over the competition at unreasonably high speeds (up to 14 MPH), and thanks to the tubular design, can do so with complete control. Spin, drift, jump and flip with app-powered tricks as the Ollie app provides automatic feedback and points based on the difficulty of the maneuver performed.

You’ll also be able to customize your Ollie with a collection of accessories and parts launching in time for Holiday 2014. Accessories like turbo tires and ultra tires will give you completely different driving experiences and the ability to separate your Ollie from the pack.

Protected by a durable polycarbonate shell, Ollie can take a tumble and keep on rolling. Our newest robot features the same familiar Sphero 2.0 glow, but is powered by USB charging (vs. Sphero’s inductive charging). Bluetooth LE allows for instant connectivity by simply placing your smartphone or tablet next to Ollie.

“We are leading the connected play category and want to help shape the future of the toy industry,” said Paul Berberian, CEO, Sphero. “Connected Play is more than just hardware, it’s about an integrated play experience that also depends on great software. Ollie brings this entire experience to the next level.”

Ollie is available immediately in our store and will ship worldwide beginning September 15th for $99 (USD). Click here for a full list of retailers.

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