BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero

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  • Overview

    Bringing a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens into your home, BB-8 is the app-enabled Droid whose authentic movements are at your control with iPhone or iPad.

    BB-8 relates to your interactions, showing a range of expressions and actually perking up at the sound of your voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously. Or make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself. Even create and view holographic recordings. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy - it’s your companion.

    Rather than using the Force, BB-8 is powered by induction charging and connects via Bluetooth Smart BLE with your iPhone, iPad or other device. Its tough polycarbonate shell keeps it safe from water and the dark side.

    Highlights

    Authentic movement that you guide with your iPhone or iPad

    Listening and response capabilities let BB-8 recognise and react to your voice

    Autonomous behaviour gives BB-8 a mind of its own as you explore the Star Wars galaxy together

    Adaptive personality means BB-8’s attitude and actions evolve as you interact

    Did You Notice?

    BB-8's unique personality is adaptive, changing as you play.

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    What’s in the Box

    Sphero BB-8 body

    Sphero BB-8 head

    Induction charging cradle

    Micro USB cable

    Quick start guide

    Legal guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 2.0 Compatibility

    Power Source: Battery Power

    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

    Battery life: Up to one hour

    Charge Time: Three hours

    Height: 9.98 cm/3.93 in.

    Width: 10.67 cm/4.2 in.

    Weight: 198.45 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: R001ROW

    UPC or EAN No.: 851897003755

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

  • iPhone Models

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fun and Invincible.

      I saw this thing at the Apple Store, and being a Star Wars fan decided I should buy it. I have had it for over a week now, and it's fallen of a 3 foot table num I saw this thing at the Apple Store, and being a Star Wars fan decided I should buy it. I have had it for over a week now, and it's fallen of a 3 foot table numerous times, and it still works. I was driving it one time, without the head on just to be fun, a girl thought it was a ball, kicked it across a large room, the thing has no scratch, and it still works like new. I highly recommend buying this droid, I still discover new features everyday. This is the droid your looking for!

      • Written by Dawkin H from Houston

      85 of 91 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fun and Invincible.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The cutest Sphero

      This is my first Sphero droid and I love it. I saw the BB-8 and immediately wanted it just because it's so cute, but I was on the fence about apps. I did a bunc This is my first Sphero droid and I love it. I saw the BB-8 and immediately wanted it just because it's so cute, but I was on the fence about apps. I did a bunch of research comparing to the SPRK and Ollie, and was worried I'd get bored with just the BB-8 app... However, just recently other apps have started supporting the BB-8, including Sphere Lighting Lab and the Tickle app. So then it was a no brainer! It's a lot of fun!

      • Written by Jennifer C from Cupertino

      23 of 27 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The cutest Sphero

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      SAME AS THE MOVIE

      This droid is amazing. Literally the best toy I have ever owned. I love how all you need is an iPhone to control this thing, and as a Star Wars fan, this is alm This droid is amazing. Literally the best toy I have ever owned. I love how all you need is an iPhone to control this thing, and as a Star Wars fan, this is almost identical to the BB-8 droid in the movie, besides the size. I was very surprised how to head actually stayed in place when the body is rolling very fast. This is the droid you are looking for!

      • Written by Jun Wha H from Bad Homburg

      16 of 17 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?SAME AS THE MOVIE

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Star Wars Toy, Great Robot

      The Sphero BB8 droid is an a toy and honestly under-rated in my opinion an excellent toy and more so an excellent example of robotics made accessible to the mas The Sphero BB8 droid is an a toy and honestly under-rated in my opinion an excellent toy and more so an excellent example of robotics made accessible to the masses by marketing. The droid is great and is a ton of fun in patrol mode as well as drive mode. There is a ton of character to the droid and if you're buying it for the features and are aware of them then this purchase lives up to everything this droid says it offers. Now some quick facts based on my observation: It is fast, really fast especially on my tiled floors. The smoother floors actually may be problematic as the Sphero may find it difficult to gain traction, but that's simply the nature of the surface and just like driving on different road surfaces you expect the "vehicle" to react differently on different surfaces. I took the plunge, well BB8 did and he is in fact water proof just like the original Sphero, the head isn't compatible with the "skin" that you can put on Spheros in order to give them the ability to gain traction when floating in water. Head attaches with a pretty strong magnet that is strong enough to hold BB* up by if you were to hold him up by the head. This doesn't mean however that it won't fly off as the magnet while strong is dependant on being magnetised to a part within the ball so with enough speed and collision the displacement of the two regardless of force will mean it comes off. I will state however this is a very rare thing to happen in my month of daily usage. And the only reason the head has come off so far has been BB* accumulating dust between the head and the body. This seems rather inevitable unless you made an effort to only use it after cleaning your floors and since BB8 is a master at getting into corners and exploring the entirety of the floor this mean you've got to be immensely thorough. I know there's so much more to cover but the short and sharp is, it's a well built durable toy with plenty of character and especially for lovers of BB8 and Star Wars a ton of fun. Definitely a great toy for anyone who enjoys robotics and remote controlled stuff. I can't add much more too this review other than it's an extremely good investment for people who will find longevity in terms of entertainment from what this Droid has to offer

      • Written by Phillips L from Greenfield Park

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent Star Wars Toy, Great Robot

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Awesome

      i don't like it when it bumps but it's cool. (reviewed by a six years old kid)

      • Written by Elik A from Pasadena

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Toy and Very Well Built!

      I got my BB-8 as a gift for Christmas, and it has kept up ever since. The app is easy to use and the toy is cool and well built. I have rammed my BB-8 into wall I got my BB-8 as a gift for Christmas, and it has kept up ever since. The app is easy to use and the toy is cool and well built. I have rammed my BB-8 into walls multiple times and in patrol mode it was flying everywhere. With this being said, I am happy to say my BB-8 is still in perfect condition.

      • Written by Jaylynne M from Jersey City

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome Toy and Very Well Built!

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