Sphero was just a little startup from Boulder Colorado when we started covering them six years ago. Then they caught the attention of then President of The United States, Barack Obama. After that you could find the original Sphero ball in every Target store, Best Buy and Barnes and Noble in the country.
The company has come a long way since then. You’ll find Sphero in classrooms in just about every state. They’ve even started some amazing licensing partnerships. The biggest of which is with Star Wars where they released the BB-8 Sphero three years ago. Recently they released an upgraded version of the BB-8 which will follow you around like the BB-8 in Star Wars The Force Awakens.
The latest version of the BB-8 is the perfect gift for dad or grad. This special edition BB-8 comes with a “Force Band” that allows you to control the BB-8 with your wrist, by using The Force.
Gizmodo called it the “Coolest Star Wars Toy Ever” and we definitely agree.
The original BB-8 by Sphero was bad ass enough. Now that they’ve added The Force Band you’ll be moving around like a young Jedi with an amazing BB-8 behind you.
The Force Band allows you to control your BB-8 App Enabled Droid by just waving your hand. You can teach yourself the force control moves that will allow you to move the Droid around wherever you want. You’ll dazzle your friends and family with Jedi control that can only be delivered from the technology masters at Sphero.
The Force Band eliminates the need to control the BB-8 App Enabled Droid with the app. You can use the wearable instead. It takes a little while to master any Sphero and it can be trickier with the band but it’s like riding a bike, once you’ve got it, you’ve got it. The band allows you to control the direction the BB-8 moves. You can move him left or right, and you can even move it’s head around.
You can pick up the BB-8 App Enabled Droid with Force Band at Brookstone, Best Buy and Barnes and Noble. You can also buy the Force Band separately to use with your BB-8. Head to Sphero to check it out.