Luxury Personified, a distributor of electronics and accessories in India has launched Sphero – a popular name among robotic toy lovers all over the world. You can control it with your smartphone or tablet and engage with it. The company has launched two popular models of Sphero – Sphero Mini and Star Wars: BB-8.
The company claims Sphero Mini as the world’s smallest app-enabled robotic ball. It can be driven around, used to play games, and learn to code, etc. Mini has interchangeable shells of different vibrant colours. It also comes with fun accessories like 3 mini traffic cones and 6 bowling pins, which can be used to device your own games. Upon downloading the Sphero Mini app, you can toggle between various control methods - joystick, face drive, slingshot, and standard tilt controls. Face drive is a feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball.
The Star Wars: BB-8 is targeted for Star Wars fans. It can patrol on its own, has an adaptive personality that changes as you play, it can showcase expressions based on your interactions, and perks upon voice commands. Sphero is compatible with iOS, Android, and Window phones. Star Wars: BB-8’s Watch With Me feature allows your droid to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with you.
While Star Wars: BB-8 is priced at Rs 11,000 the Sphero Mini variant is priced at Rs 5,000.