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Sphero launches new mini robotic ball

Sphero has announced the release of Sphero Mini, a tiny app-enabled robotic ball. The tech-infused ball, about the same size as a standard ping pong ball, is derived from the tech company’s heritage robotic sphere, Sphero 2.0, which launched in 2013.

Itty Bitty Innovation:

Unique to Sphero Mini is a new way to play using facial expressions. Face Drive tracks expressions such as smiles, frowns, winks, head tilts and more to control the robot. Additional Sphero Mini features include:

Driving

Drive Mini using different modes with the Sphero Mini app – Joystick, Tilt,
Slingshot, or Face Drive.

Gaming

Sphero Mini can be used with the app as a video game controller. Play three games, with more updates on the way:
1. Exile II: Use Mini as a controller to move and shoot spaceships.

2. Lightspeed Drifter: Control a futuristic ship racing inside a tunnel with Mini.

3. Round Trip: Rotate Mini to destroy a polygon of “bricks”.

Coding

Download the Sphero Edu app and program Sphero Mini by drawing, dragging blocks, or text coding, all with Javascript (available in the Sphero Edu app October 2017).

Shells

Colorful, interchangeable shells available in five colors; blue, green, pink, orange and white.

Teeny Tiny Tech:

  • 10M Range, connect via Bluetooth
  • Charge with the included micro USB
  • LED lights glow in any color
  • Gyroscope & Accelerometer
  • Charge an hour, play for 45 minutes
  • iOS 10+ & Android 5.0+ compatible
  • Height: 42mm / Width: 42mm / Weight 46g
  • Top speed 1m/s
  • Accessories - miniature bowling pins and cones - included

“Sphero Mini encapsulates the technology our team has developed and perfected over the years into a smaller scale, all while only increasing the play experience,” said CEO, Paul Berberian. “This latest addition to the Sphero product lineup is a testament to our commitment to continue to advance the world of Connected Play.”

Sphero Mini  can be purchased at Sphero.com and Amazon.co.uk (RRP £49.99).

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