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Two cylindrical Ollie Robots drive across screen followed closely by two boys on skateboards
The two boys stop in front of a blank wall and survey it and their surroundings.
The boys begin to assemble discarded items around them such as tires and cement blocks.
The boys behind to paint the blank wall with bright colored lettering
The boys step back to overlook their newly built obstacle and race course — the word “Ollie” is now painted on the wall.
Music grows faster.
One boy presses on a virtual joystick on an iPod touch and the Ollie speeds off the start line.
The Ollies drive around a steep turn and wheelie onto one tire as they maintain control.
One Ollie gets a long runway and hits a ramp, causing it to jump and roll across the top of the tire and roll gracefully down a wooden ramp at the other side.
The Ollies take turns hitting ramps and jumping over two wooden crates.
The Ollies now jump through the center of the tire.
The Ollies race over a wave shaped piece of concrete— they are neck and neck.
Ollie hits a ramp and jumps onto a painted construction drum. It taps the top, then drives off the opposite end and drops down to a wooden ramp on which it drives away.
The other Ollie attempts the same jump, but misses the drum landing on the concrete to the side and continuing to drive away. The driver of that Ollie shakes his head.
One boy swipes across the virtual trick pad on his iPod touch, and Ollie spins around quickly. The other Ollie does the same.
Ollie drives quickly towards the wall and hits a quarter pipe which sends the robot up the wall into the air, and then back down the same way.
The boys are intently driving the Ollies, using their iPod touches like video game controllers.
The Ollies jump off a 2x4 piece of lumber and hurdle over some concrete pillars..
The boys focus as the Ollies cross over the finish line at incredible speed. The winner celebrates the victory.
An Ollie package is shown, and the winning Ollie drives up next to it.
The Sphero Ollie is a robot engineered for speed and controlled by the Ollie app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Compete with other Ollie robots racing at speeds up to 6 metres/sec (14 mph). Or spin, drift, stall and flip Ollie with app-powered tricks. You can even give it your own style with custom tires and hubcaps.
Engineered for speed
Leave your competition in the dust while maintaining complete control. Ollie is impressively agile thanks to its fine-tuned mechanics and tubular design. Its tough polycarbonate shell protects it from high-speed collisions, whilst the Apple-exclusive Cyber Green Ultra Tyres propel it to the front of the pack.
Programmed for tricks
From basic manoeuvres to complex combos, Ollie sends your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch instant feedback - scoring each gesture-controlled trick combo in real-time. With hundreds of unique trick combos to discover and master, you’ll constantly be challenged to push your skills and creativity.
Customised by you
This Ollie comes equipped with Apple-exclusive Cyber Green Ultra Tyres - scientifically formulated for both off-road excellence and on-road performance. Paired with the super-powered Flux hubs, this exclusive combo makes a bold statement both before and after the race.
Easy to learn, challenging to master
Ollie takes Connected Play to a new level with app-powered gameplay and innovative controls. Create, practice and master a wide range of tricks. Then take off the Ultra Tyres to drift like a pro. Harnessing Ollie’s full potential isn't always easy, but you'll have plenty of fun in the process.
Tough on the outside, smart on the inside
Roughly the size of a soup can, Ollie connects instantly to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch via Bluetooth LE and boasts a range of up to 30 metres (100 feet). Powered by USB charging, you can expect one hour of action-packed play off a single charge. Ollie is protected by a durable polycarbonate shell and outfitted with glowing LEDs - so it can take on any terrain, day or night.
Reaches speeds up to 6 metres/sec (14 mph)
Instantly connects to the app on your iOS device via Bluetooth LE with a range of up to 30 metres (100 feet)
One hour of action-packed play off a single charge
Spin, drift, stall and flip with app-powered tricks
Link basic tricks to form complex combos
Precisely manoeuvrable - twists and turns in an instant
Did You Notice?
You can customise the look of Ollie with different tires and hubs.
Apple Recommends For
Racing, spinning and flipping robot fun all under the control of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
What’s in the Box
Ollie by Sphero App-Controlled Robot
Two Apple-exclusive Cyber Green Ultra Tyres
Two Flux Hubs
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
Other Features: Batteries Required, Bluetooth
Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: Up to one hour
Charge Time: Three hours
Height: 8.1 cm/3.2 in. (with drift wheels only)
Length: 12 cm/4.7 in. (with hubcaps)
Width: 8.1 cm/3.2 in. (with drift wheels only)
Weight: 240 g (with drift wheels only)
Mfr. Part Number: 1801APW
UPC or EAN No.: 851897003359
Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.
Requires iOS 7.0 or later with Bluetooth 4.0.
- iPod touch 6th Generation
- iPod touch 5th Generation
Answers from the community
What would be the minimum age that Ollie is suitable for? Also, if I want my boys to 'share' an Ollie can it switch from one i-device to another?
- Asked by David M from HOBART
- on 26-Nov-2015