Orbotix Sphero 2B takes mobile-controlled ball to wheels

Jan 5, 2014
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This week the folks behind the mobile-controlled sphere toy called Sphero have unveiled a device they call Sphero 2B. This device from Orbitix takes the basics of the Sphero device - the mobile-controlled bit, mostly, and tears down the rest, bringing instead a pair of wheels with hubcaps for control in a very similar manner.

This device works with standard remote control with iOS Apple mobile products and a variety of Android devices. You’ll find that you’re able to use it in a number of unique virtual reality gaming experiences as well - many of these having proven themselves stars with the original Sphero device.

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This machine works with a polycarbonate body, interchangeable wheels, tires, and hubcaps of multiple colors. It’s able to move up to a speed of 14 feet per second, ready to run your toes over at a moment’s noise. This device doesn’t weight a whole lot, so you’ll not have to worry about it crushing feet, and you’ll not have to worry about an odd charging cord either, while you’re at it - this Sphero 2B machine works with micro-USB.

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“We believe in play. That’s why Sphero products offer many ways to play. Not just with different apps, but also by inspiring imagination through robots that are completely programmable.” - CEO Paul Berberian

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This unit is getting ready for release in the Fall of 2014, while orders will be appearing later this year. This piece of machinery is appearing for under $100 USD and the company is beginning to take reservations - sort of similar to pre-orders, immediately of not soon.


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