The Sphero Star Wars Droid BB8 will be one of the most popular toys for Christmas 2016. It’s not an entirely technology, but the Star Wars droid theme certainly gives it a new spin. We’ve taken a thorough look at all the features of this new droid and provided them below.
If you already know you want to purchase this toy, then you can check out our complete review of the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid or you can click below and go straight through to Amazon.com to check it out.
We’ve broken this page down into 5 sections to make it easier for you to read and find what’s important to you. The sections are broken down as follows:
- Size and Weight
Authentic Movement (how do you control your App-enabled Droid)
The Droid bb-8 is fully controlled by either an iOS or Android device just as if you were using a joystick (remember Atari). It is an app-enabled toy that can either be controlled by a smartphone, ipod, or tablet. Simply download the “Sphero BB8” app from the Apple store or Google Play store.
Adaptive Personality (Listens and Responds to your voice)
Not only can you control this little droid with your app enabled device, but he’s so smart that he will listen to and respond to your voice. It has the capability to of responding to 10 preset voice commands. You can tell him to “Wake up”, “Watch out”, “Go explore, or a favorite of parents across the world “Go to Sleep”!
Holographic Communication (View prerecorded holograms of the battle for the galaxy)
While you’re playing with your bb8 Droid, you can view holographic videos on the device you’re using to control him. Kids will love this.
Autonomous Behavior (BB-8 will drive patrol the area on his own without you controlling him)
Send the BB-8 out on “patrol” and he will roam around the room on his own, learning when he bumps into an obstacle.
NOTE: Read what others are saying on our Sphero BB-8 Droid Customer Feedback page.
Battery Life & Charging
The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid has a lithium polymer battery that can be charged wirelessly by placing the device on the charging station. The Sphero droid hold approximately 60 minutes of battery usage.
When you receive your bb8 Droid the first thing you’ll notice before you even take it out of the box is the amount of information provided right on the box. On the side of the box you’ll find detailed information about the Sphero’s:
Built with progressive traitware, skillware, and hardware, this app-enabled friend is prepared to explore the Galaxy with you. Guide BB-8 with your smartphone, or tablet, let him explore on his own, create holographic messages, complete missions, install upgrades & more!
- Traitware – Engaging personality and legendary loyalty
- Skillware – App-enabled guidance and voice interaction
- Hardware – Extreamly agile and exceptionally durable
Once you get to the point of actually taking your Droid out of the packaging you’ll reviece detailed and simple instructions to set him up.
Step 1 –
Plug one end of the charging cord into the docking station and the other into the charging block. Plug the charging block into an available outlet.
Step 2 –
Remove the Droid BB-8 from the packaging and place it on a flat surface
Step 3 –
Place the head of the Sphero on the top of the body and place the whole Sphero unit onto the inductive charging docking station which is currently plugged in to an outlet
Step 4 –
Download and install the Star Ware Sphero app from the App store or www.starwars.sphero.com
NOTE: If you still have questions about the BB-8, check out our FAQ of the Sphero BB-8 Droid here.
Size & Weight
With the head attached, the Star Wars BB-8 Droid is 4.84” long x 5.31” wide and 8.86” tall. The Droid weighs just 1.25 lbs.
Along with the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid, you may also be interested in purchasing or getting more information of addition products most sold with this product including:
The hard EVA Protective Case by Hermitshell is the perfect size case for to store and transport the Sphero when not in use or when bringing it on a trip to grandmas.
With smartwatches being all the rage, Sphero has also created the Force Band as an accessory to the Sphero BB8 Droid. Forget about needing a smartphone to control your droid, give him direction right from your wrist! The Sphero Force Band can do the following:
- Control the BB-8 app-enabled droid through gestures like Force push, pull, and drive
- Will enable the Droid to follow its user simply through arm gestures and directional moves.
- Compatible only with the Sphero BB-8 Droid