Darkside Ollie hits market for the evil robot lover in you

Chris Burns - Nov 17, 2014, 10:54 am CST
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Darkside Ollie hits market for the evil robot lover in you

Earlier this year we had a peek at the Sphero Ollie, a two-wheeled remote-control robot from the same folks that made the original spherical Sphero device. Now the two-wheeled beast has been given a slight reboot in an all-black design called Darkside Ollie. This unit will cost you just a bit more than the original Ollie, and not just because it comes in a limited-edition color scheme. This unit has a whole lot more in the box as well – Prime Hubs and Flux Hubs and Turbo Tires, oh my!

For an up-close look at what the Ollie is capable of, have a peek at our original Ollie review from earlier this year. There you’ll see the contents of the box:

• Ollie
• 2 Nubby Tires
• 2 Prime Hubs
• USB charging cable
• Quick Start guide
• Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play

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The Darkside Ollie comes with the following bits and pieces:

• Darkside Ollie
• 2 Nubby Tires
• 2 Turbo Tires
• 2 Prime Hubs
• 2 Flux Hubs
• USB charging cable
• Darkside Quick Start guide
• Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play

More hubs, more tires, and all Darkside color schemes. Of course you can also purchase white or multi-color tires and hubs from Sphero separately. They’ll cost you $14.99 for a set of tires or $9.99 for a set of hubs.

The Darkside Ollie will cost you $149.99 while the original Ollie will cost you $99.99. The original Sphero will cost you $99.99 right this minute as well – have at the lot! They fit inside Christmas stockings – hint!


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