Sphero 2.0 | Robot | Smart Toy

Sphero 2.0 | Robot | Smart Toy | Game System
Sample received. All opinions are my own.

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We have a new family favorite toy in our home. It’s name is Sphero.

I started out thinking of it as a remote controlled ball, but the longer we have played with it, the more I have realized it is way more than that.

There are so many different ways to use sphero, we have not even been able to try them all yet.

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Inside the box was Sphero 2.0, a charging dock, some brief instructions and some ramps for doing tricks.

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We went to the app store and downloaded the Sphero app then had to sync the mobile device to Sphero using bluetooth.

The first time you try out the app it sends you through a tutorial. Right away I knew that I had underestimated this little ball. It teaches you the basics about how to move Sphero and what some of the other controls in the app do. Then it sends you out on some missions to complete. You can take on new missions and challenges and are rewarded with new tricks for Sphero. You are also able to name your Sphero and customize the color here.

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We have used that app to go on the missions and also when setting up our own obstacle course and free play. My kids love to chase after each other with it. Sphero is even capable of moving up to 4.5 mph!

Not only can this be used inside, but is also durable enough to play with outside. Did I mention Sphero is waterproof?

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There are many additional apps available for use with Sphero. Some of them use your mobile device to control Sphero, but others use Sphero as the control for the game on the device.

My kids absolutely loved the Flappy Bird app out a while back, they were so excited to try out Flappy Ball. With Flappy Ball, you shake the ball to make your ball in the app go up and down. There have been many hours spent already trying to master that in this house.

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There are also multiplayer apps for Sphero. There are apps like Sphero Tag, that require two or more Spheros that are used to tag each other. When you tag another player you change the color of their ball and take away lives.

Another type of multiplayer app is Color Grab. This one only requires one Sphero. Sphero changes colors and you need to take turns grabbing it when it gets to the specified color. The faster you grab it the higher your points.

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You can purchase several different accessories including a couple different covers to help protect your Sphero from scratches while giving them better traction and extra obstacle course parts.

I look forward to continuing to use Sphero and learn even more about all the features. You can check it out for yourself and even purchase your own at www.gosphero.com.

 

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 1, 2015.

Comments

  1. I like the Ollie, too!

  2. steve weber says:

    The Ollie is awesome, would love to win this!

  3. Sandy Cain says:

    I like the Ollie! LOL! The video shows a few of them racing around the desert at 14 mph, I’d love to play with those!

  4. lissa crane says:

    I liked & learned that they have a terrific SPRK EDUCATION PROGRAM and lots of cool videos that kids can watch and learn from!

  5. DEBIJOT says:

    I like the Ollie – so you can race around.

  6. DEBIJOT says:

    entered the Nextbook 8 giveaway

  7. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want the Ollie!

  8. Sylvia White says:

    I learned that you can Download free SPRK lessons and learn the basics of programming

  9. Adrienne gordon says:

    i like the netbook 8

  10. Terra Heck says:

    I learned that the Sphero is waterproof and has a 30M range. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the Ollie

  12. tina m says:

    We like Ollie

  13. Jay Dee says:

    I learned that they have a similar toy called Ollie.

  14. Alona Y says:

    I learned that there are over 30 apps available for Sphero.

  15. heather eg kaufman says:

    I like The Ollie…this looks like so much fun for my kids!

  16. janetfaye says:

    I learned SPRK lessons give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Marci Wright says:

    My son wants an Ollie so bad! This looks like such a fun, interactive toy.

  18. Kristen says:

    I like Ollie 🙂

  19. Maria Malaveci says:

    I like the Ollie too!

  20. Kristen says:

    entered Longest Ride and Kiditech

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that the Sphero is waterproof and goes 4.5 mph

  22. I like the ollie thankyou, ken

  23. courtney b says:

    oh wow I love this. All the different appps I checked out, its like an ipad in a robot form. Only you would post something so cool! I want it!!!

  24. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned That The Sphero Is Waterproof

  25. Dawn Monzu says:

    I learned that Spero is waterproof, pet proof and ready to roll! I am loving this! I also learned that you can use your smartphone to control it! How crazy is that?

  26. Charlene says:

    They have more than 30 apps. This is so cool!

  27. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I learned that you can Control Sphero from your smartphone or tablet, change colors, complete challenges, earn tricks, and more and Sphero is waterproof, pet-proof, and ready to roll.

  28. Ann Fantom says:

    I like that you can drive the Sphero through homemade obstacle courses.

  29. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    The Ollie looks cool! My kids would love either of them;)

  30. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered the $25 Walmart GC GIVEAWAY

  31. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered The Longest Ride In Theaters $25 Visa GC GIVEAWAY

  32. Catie says:

    I love that the Sphero is waterproof!

  33. Nancy says:

    From their site, I learned that they have a SPRK Education Program.

  34. Tara L says:

    I would also like to get ollie for my son, he’d have so much fun!

  35. terry maigi says:

    The Ollie looks awesome! These are so cool!

  36. Lisa Kubin says:

    I learned that the difference between Ollie and Sphero is that Ollie is faster, and hates water and outruns pets.

  37. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I learned that there are over 30 apps available!

  38. Shannon F says:

    I learned that there are 30+ Apps and its waterproof and pet proof!

  39. ruksana mohammed says:

    Love Ollie very much. would love to win this!!!!

  40. Heather B says:

    I like the custom tire and hubs of the Ollie.

  41. julie says:

    I learned that ollie can go up to 14 mph

  42. nickie says:

    We like Ollie

  43. Jennifer Reed says:

    I love that you can download free lessons that go along with these connected toys. The lessons give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science. Ollie is cute too!

  44. Fawn H says:

    I learned that they are based in Boulder, Colorado

  45. I learned that’s its waterproof and educationally fun

  46. Serge B says:

    I liked Ollie!

  47. Brittney House says:

    I would like the Ollie.

  48. Dawn Monroe says:

    I learned that you can buy an accessory pack which includes a chariot for the robot shaped like a car.

  49. janetfaye says:

    I entered BedJet Bed Climate Control System.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  50. Kristen says:

    entered the Google Play Music Service giveaway

  51. Pat Nolan says:

    The Sphero has 30+ apps it can run

  52. Kristen says:

    entered Farm Rich, Visa, tulip giveaway

  53. Jennifer Williams says:

    I love that they have all the trick how-tos!

  54. Heidi Daily says:

    I learned sphero is waterproof and petproof.

  55. Michelle Plummer says:

    My kids would love the Ollie.

  56. Mary Cloud says:

    Sphero can go 4.5 MPH – my kids like Ollie

  57. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I learned that it’s got a 60 minute drive time.

  58. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Smartphone Pocket/ $50 Visa giftcard giveaway.

  59. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Longest Ride giveaway.

  60. Melissa A. says:

    Sphero is pet-proof

  61. Michelle H. says:

    I learned that their other robot is Ollie.

  62. Kristen says:

    entered Pacific Play Tents giveaway

  63. Cheryl says:

    I like that Sphero is Waterproof and Pet-Proof.

  64. DEBIJOT says:

    entered Magic Chef Microwave giveaway

  65. Jessica Cox says:

    I learned that the Sphero is waterproof, pet-proof.

  66. Jessica Cox says:

    entered $50 Visa Gift Card & 2 Pack SmartPhone Pockets

  67. Jessica Cox says:

    entered BedJet Climate Control System

  68. Kristen says:

    entered Magic Chef & Apex

  69. Kelly D says:

    I like that the Sphero helps kids learn the basics of programming.

  70. Kelly D says:

    I entered the OurPact and Magic Chef Microwave giveaways.

  71. Kristen says:

    entered the $100 Amazon GC from OurPact giveaway

  72. DEBIJOT says:

    entered OurPact giveaway

  73. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like the netbook 8

  74. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Wal-Mart $25 gift card to stock up and save on P&G products giveaway.

  75. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Spring Tulip Bouqueta, $50 Visa Gift Card, and Farm Rich giveaway.

  76. Juan Jose Bonilla Lemus says:

    i WANT IT 🙁

  77. janetfaye says:

    I entered Magic Chef Microwave Giveaway.

  78. Maria C says:

    Loved that it has more than 30 apps..impressive

  79. Nannypanpan says:

    I learned they also have a toy called ollie

  80. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered p and g

  81. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered farm rich

  82. Andrea says:

    I love how they don’t damage your flooring.

  83. Stephanie Shipley says:

    I also like the Ollie one.

  84. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I learned that Sphero 2.0 rolls at speeds of up to 4.5 mph

  85. Leela says:

    They are based in Boulder, Colorado.

  86. Leela says:

    I entered the Pacific Play Tent giveaway.

  87. Richard Hicks says:

    I learned that it gotten several awards

  88. Erica B. says:

    They have a lot of apps.

  89. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I like the Ollie. Playing with the Sphero teaches basic programing.

  90. Daniel M says:

    learned sphero is waterproof & petproof

  91. Lisa V. says:

    This sphere allows you children to learn the basics of programming.

  92. Stephanie Larison says:

    I learned Yahoo tech gave the product an awesome review.

  93. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I like Ollie because you can change the hubs and tires.

  94. Sphero is pet proof – good with 4 dogs. 😀

  95. Entered OurPact

  96. Entered Pacific Play Tent

  97. Angela W says:

    I love the Ollie!

  98. Richard Hicks says:

    entered this giveaway

    http://www.ourkidsmom.com/ourpact/

  99. Richard Hicks says:
  100. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love the Ollie, this is a great toy for my sons!

  101. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Ourpact!

  102. Heather Dawn says:

    I learned that the Ollie can go 14 mph.

  103. clynsg says:

    I like the basic idea of these toys–but I don’t know who would have the mod fun. I am certain that the cats would be right in there trying to play with them

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