September 29, 2017
Introducing Sphero Mini
Sphero are killing it this year, they started with the release of Lightning McQueen, then came Spider-Man and more recently, we got R2-D2 and BB-9E, but it seems they were not done yet. On Friday October 6th, they will releasing their smallest and most advanced robotic ball ever, the Sphero Mini.
The Sphero Mini is so mini, it is the same size as a ping pong ball, which is tiny and within that tiny frame, contains all the tech that allows you would expect. In fact it is the smaller version of the SPRK+ which is the educational arm of the Sphero brand, so kids can learn to program it. Perhaps the coolest feature though, is that the entire Sphero Mini can be controlled, by your face.
Included within the box, is the Sphero Mini, 3 mini traffic cones and 6 mini bowling pins, letting you create your own obstacle courses, before going for that strike. Those who seek to add this tiny, yet powerful ball to their collections will need either an Apple iOS device running iOS 10 or greater, or an Android device running 5.0 or higher.
For those that love tech specs, here are the official specs of the product:
• Interchangeable, removable plastic shell
• Gyroscope & Accelerometer
• LED Lights
• Bluetooth connection (10 meter range)
• Micro USB charging (almost 1 hour of play on a full charge)
• Free App: Sphero Mini app available through iTunes or Google Play
• Height: 42mm / Width: 42mm / Weight 46g
• Top speed 1m/s
• Charging time 1 hour
The Sphero Mini will be in stores from Friday September 29th and priced at $79.95, here in Australi you can pick it up from JB Hi-Fi, Apple, Australian Geographic, EB Games, Harvey Norman, Myer, Kogan.com.au and Macaddict.com.au