The Zombies Are Coming: Sphero + AR Will Change the Way You Play
Robots are slowing making their way into our home. We are still yet to see the Jetson’s Rosie the Robot but things like Roomba, the vacuum robot and Scooba, the mop robot, have become quite common for many people.
Outside of cleaning, another area robots are seeing success are in toys and games. Zoomer, the robotic pup and Furby are great examples of these.
Sphero is not just a toy, its a robotic gaming system powered by iOS and Android. Sphero’s mission is to change the way you play.
Sphero 2.0 is a robotic ball that rolls at speeds of up to 7 feet per second and pairs to your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. Powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot, Sphero 2.0 also glows in millions of colors and is pet proof, and waterproof.
The main difference between the original Sphero and the 2.0 version is the distance it can roll and the range of Bluetooth connectivity as the original could only roll 3 feet with a range of over 50 feet for Bluetooth.
The ball itself is awesome but the best thing about Sphero are the games that it has to play. Many of them use augmented reality. Take for example Sphero’s The Rolling Dead where you use your ball to defeat Zombies that you can see crawling around your floor though your smartphone. There are about 30 games available for Sphero so far.
The 2.0 is retailing at $129.99 and comes with a “nubby” cover for free.