At first glance it might not look anything special, but make no mistake Sphero is a revolution in the world of robotics and has wowed everyone at RED5 HQ.
This sophisticated and programmable robot is the world’s first robotic ball to be controlled by your Android and iOS device. With 38+ apps to download, you can play with friends on multiplayer games, drawing games, enjoy augmented reality and driving games, it’s even tough enough to play with your pets! Not just a tiny terrier either, Sphero can handle a large bite thanks to the durable housing made from a high impact poly-carbonate shell. This shell is so strong it can even take the weight of you standing on it! Not only is it strong, but it is also waterproof too. Sphero is quite happy to take a splash in the pool with you or why not try playing fetch with your pet fish!
Winner of three awards, the Sphero is an incredible piece of technology that connects to your smartphone or iPhone/iPad/iPod via Bluetooth. Once connected you have ball rolling speeds up to 3ft per second and a Bluetooth range of up to 50ft (15m).
To charge the ball, simply place it in the dock and by the power of cable-free induction charging, three hours will give you an hour of play. Deep inside are multiple LED's capable of producing the 16 million plus colour combinations that will shine through the opaque shell.
Build race tracks and obstacle course, program and hack into the programmable robot, make your own games with the open API, track how far you’ve rolled – the possibilities are endless.