Sphero Launch App-Enabled BB-8

StarsWars fans are divided on the decision to replace the iconic R2D2 with a new droid in Episode VII. So to make the transition a little easier, the ‘entertainment robot experts’ at Sphero have released an app-enabled BB-8 Droid that you can play around with in the comfort of your own home.

Sphero has teamed up with Lucas Arts to develop the miniaturised version of BB-8 that you can control with a smartphone.

Sphero says BB-8 has an adaptive personality that changes as you play with it. So based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Let it explore autonomously on patrol mode, use the controls to guide it yourself or even create and view holographic recordings.

BB-8 by Sphero: $149.99USD

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And for those that haven’t seen the trailer for StarWars Episode VII yet, enjoy: