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Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball

The robotic ball gaming device you control from your mobile device.


YES Sphero 2.0 is also now available. Check it out Now! Click Here!

It’s the ball evolved.
  • Control Sphero with a tilt or swing of smartphone or tablet
  • Pairs via Bluetooth® technology with iOS or Android™ devices
  • 50 ft. plus range, travel speeds up to 3 ft. per second
  • Download single and multi-player apps for virtual fun
  • Change Sphero’s color to suit your mood, play in the dark or create a team color
  • Li-Po battery provides over 1 hour of play time with cable-free induction charging (charger included)
  • Opaque high-impact polycarbonate shell
  • 74 mm diameter and weights just 168 grams
What is Sphero? Part robot, part ball—all fun.
Sphero is the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch or swing from your smartphone or tablet. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology with your iPhone®, iPad® (all versions), iPod touch®, or Android™ device* for over 50' of wireless control. Download its single and multi-player apps to engage in the virtual world and play in the real one with games like Drive, Golf and more. Apps are available through the iTunes® App StoreSM or Google Play (several are free).

“Playing ball” takes on a whole new high-tech meaning with Sphero.
Sphero can reach speeds of up to 3 feet per second with precise control. A hard, protective shell surrounds Sphero’s internal guidance system that includes a gyro and accelerometer, as well as multi-colored LEDs capable of producing thousands of colors.

Works with both iOS and Android devices.
Sphero requires iOS 4.0 or greater: iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation); iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS; iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2 and iPad. Android devices with operating system 2.2, 2.3.3+ and 3.0+.

Get the virtual fun rolling with Sphero. Order from Brookstone today.

Warning: Sphero is not intended for children under the age of 8. Do not change or modify Sphero except with approved accessories. Never abuse, kick, throw, hit, chew, crush, bounce, violently shake or excessively drop Sphero. Do not disassemble Sphero or expose to extreme environmental conditions.

Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
Sphero  App Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball

Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball

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Customer Rating

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Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unique and fun

      I bought of these for my kids and we race around the house and play all kinds of creative games with apps that you download, 7 as of this review. You can use with...Read complete review

      I bought of these for my kids and we race around the house and play all kinds of creative games with apps that you download, 7 as of this review. You can use with your iPad or iPhone. Very well made rugged build and it's water proof too so you can race in the pool. Dogs love to chase it around and I brought one to work, placed a coffee cup over it and you should have seen the heads turning and people looking for candid camera. Great product, two is better than one so you can race and have more fun.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sphero by Orbotics

      I was really excited to recive this product in the mail. I had watched all the videos related to it and thought Sphero was a very cute toy. I opened it right away and...Read complete review

      I was really excited to recive this product in the mail. I had watched all the videos related to it and thought Sphero was a very cute toy. I opened it right away and started to hook it up to an iPad. Once the initial fun wore off I began to realize that Sphero seemed very fragile, completely unlike the adds specifily it as having an "opaque, high-impact polycarbonate shell on the outside". The shell which I thought was more murky, translucenty color felt very thin and the built in light inside only shone through to the outside in a few places. And to tell you the truth you had to realign Sphero's "tail-light" many times over the course of the time I played with it. Overall I am displeased with this little robot. This would be a pretty cool toy if only the price would come down ALOT, somewhere in the range of a lower-end, remote controlled helicopter. This item will be in the mail back to Brookstone tomorrow.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Sphero hero

      By Asn

      from Fl

      About Me Grandparent

      Pros

      • All Ages
      • App Availablity
      • Battery Life
      • Fun Factor
      • Human And Animal
      • WiFi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Games

        Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

        Kids all ages loce to watch it, chase it, try to control it.
        Animals chase and catch.
        Just good fun

        • Phone Size:
        • Just Right
        • Usability:
        • Intuitive
         
        5.0

        Sphero

        By Papa

        from Indian Shores fl

        About Me Grandparent

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Easy To Customize
        • WiFi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Games

          Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

          Grand children run with it.
          Cat chases it , dog catches it and let's in return on its own

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media
          • Camera:
          • Good Quality

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A big surprise

          By mom g

          from Washington, DC

          Pros

          • Feels very sturdy
          • It does everything

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

              I thought this was a lot of money for a "gadget" but it was high on my son's list so I went for it. It is really cool and does so much. A big hit this Christmas.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great gift!

              By Nerdy Mom

              from Boston, MA

              Pros

              • Challenging
              • fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                  Sphero is innovative and fun to play with right out of the box, and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The best things about Sphero are the growing library of apps available on the website, and that users can learn to develop their own apps. Purchased this at a great price at Brookstone for my twenty-something engineer son for Christmas - he loves it.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very cool!

                  By Cmd

                  from West Chester, pa

                  Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                  Almost didn't buy it as it was a bit more than I wanted to spend. Glad indie as the kids and my husband had a blast playing with theirs on Xmas morning.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Sphero by Orbotics

                  By Displeased Sphero Owner

                  from Keene, NH

                  Pros

                  • Bluetooth technology

                  Cons

                  • Expensive
                  • Fragile

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun
                  • Home
                  • Parties

                  Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                  I was really excited to recive this product in the mail. I had watched all the videos related to it and thought Sphero was a very cute toy. I opened it right away and started to hook it up to an iPad. Once the initial fun wore off I began to realize that Sphero seemed very fragile, completely unlike the adds specifily it as having an "opaque, high-impact polycarbonate shell on the outside". The shell which I thought was more murky, translucenty color felt very thin and the built in light inside only shone through to the outside in a few places. And to tell you the truth you had to realign Sphero's "tail-light" many times over the course of the time I played with it. Overall I am displeased with this little robot. This would be a pretty cool toy if only the price would come down ALOT, somewhere in the range of a lower-end, remote controlled helicopter. This item will be in the mail back to Brookstone tomorrow.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME!!!

                  By Spock 65.9

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  Pros

                  • To Awesome To Comprehend

                  Cons

                  • Nothing

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                    It is so much fun!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    As fun as expected!

                    By RO the mom

                    from TX

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                    It take a little time to learn how to use it and get comfortable with controlling it, but our son has had the best time playing with it!

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love mine but my dog hates it, lol

                    By Virgil

                    from Passaic, NJ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • fun

                    Cons

                    • Delicate no dropping

                    Best Uses

                    • Just to play

                    Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                    It is the only ball in the house that chases the dog instead the other way around. It is just so fun to play with.

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amazing But Pricy

                    By SquigglyPiano

                    from WA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • To awesome to describe

                    Cons

                    • Pricy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball:

                      This thing is great in so many ways, however, it can be a bit pricy, understandable for seeing what it can do, but say like someone wanted one but they couldnt afford it. Only problem with it though.

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                      Sphero® App-Controlled Wireless Robotic Ball

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                      Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

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