Remember this little guy from Star Wars – The Force Awakens? No you can have this version of him at home! This amazing product is about the size of a smartphone and can also be guided by a smartphone or tablet. It is iOS and Android compatible and uses a Bluetooth Smart BLE connection that has a 100 foot range. Truly interesting characteristics of BB – 8 are that it listens and responds to your voice and has a unique attitude that evolves as you interact with it. It even has holographic messaging! You can record and view holographic videos with it.
The BB – 8 is made by Sphero, a small company founder by two guys, Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson. They started their company in 2010 by pitching to investors to make an app enabled robotic ball which I will be posting and writing about later.
Order your BB – 8 here : Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid