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Is This Our First Look at Sphero's Official The Force Awakens BB-8 Toy?

Thanks to an anonymous tip, earlier today we were pointed towards a listing on the Fat Brain Toys’ website for an official Sphero remote control BB-8 toy coming from Orbotix—the company behind Sphero, and the technology behind the actual droid built for the film. » 4/20/15 2:02pm 4/20/15 2:02pm

Some Genius Made a Tiny Working Replica of The Force Awakens' BB-8 Droid

Like with R2-D2, BB-8, the adorable rolling droid companion that will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, was realized as an actual remote control prop on-set, not computer graphics. And just days after the robot was officially revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration, some brilliant hacker… » 4/20/15 9:37am 4/20/15 9:37am

There's Now a Murdered Out All-Black Version of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie's white and blue color scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything—including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable—completely murdered out in an all-black finish. » 11/18/14 8:36am 11/18/14 8:36am

Sphero Ollie: A Devilishly Speedy Toy Controlled By Your Phone

Ollie is the latest phone-controlled toy from the developers behind the Sphero robotic ball. For Ollie, the team actually reduced the toy's functionality so that it's basically just a super fast cylinder. It races around on two wheels, spinning, jumping, and crashing into stuff like a drunk speed skater. » 9/04/14 8:30am 9/04/14 8:30am

The Sphero 2B Is a Cute Little Robot Toy That Can Run Faster Than You

Here's the closest thing we have to a real life Wall-E. Or at least, the wheels of Wall-E. The Sphero 2B is a new robot toy from Orbotix that can move as fast as 14 feet a second. That's supposedly the equivalent of a 6 minute mile and twice as fast as the Sphero 2.0. The spinning tube has comically rugged tires that… » 1/05/14 8:52pm 1/05/14 8:52pm