Sphero is more than just a little ball; it’s a ball of joy. Sphero is quickly becoming one of the hot holiday items of 2016. Instead of queueing up virtually or physically, check out some of these alternatives and supplies to make this the best holiday season ever.
The hottest robot of the season is hard to find. Prices will vary depending upon availability. This rolling robot will bring hours of entertainment at a time for years to come. This will become the go to in electronic entertainment.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched a new droid to capture our hearts. BB-8 rolled onto the scene with a new way to move. His movements transfer perfectly to the patented Sphero shape. This is what every Star Wars fan wants.
For the fans that already have BB-8, the Force Band is available as a stand alone item for a bit more than you would pay in the combo package. Either way, it works just the same. May the Force be with you.
If you’re looking for even more flash and pizazz than the SPRK provides, this little ball steps up the competition. They add some educational programming software and the ability to control the bot with the force band. The perfect gift for the budding programmer.
If the force band really appeals to you, but Star Wars isn’t really your jam, you can use Ollie. Ollie has more capability than the traditional Sphero in terms of traction and mobility. With the right accessories, Ollie becomes the next generation of the RC car.
For the kid with an inner villain, try the Darkside variant of Ollie. The black casing with red trim gives this an edgy look that will make every trick seem just a little tougher. Instill a sense of fear in the cats and chihuahuas in your neighborhood with this tough bot.
HEXNUB has protective covers in every color available. You don’t want to take the Sphero outdoors without a good shield. Sphero is dirt and water resistant, but it never hurts to have an extra layer of protection.
If you can’t get the latest version of the Sphero, you can always go old school. The original Sphero has the same software and capabilities as the newest version with the original mechanisms. They have upgraded a few things here and there, but most of us won’t know the difference.
If you’ve got a Sphero, that’s a good start. You also need a good set of accessories. This terrain park provides a great way to fully test out the capabilities of your robot. You could make your own, but at this price, why bother?
These tires are for added traction. Get the most out of Ollie with these nubby tires. He’ll be able to turn better and get traction on surfaces that might not always be so forgiving. Plus, you won’t have to scrub down the tires after every use.
Every Sphero needs to feel a sense of purpose. After all, the robot uprising is inevitable. Your Sphero will really feel a sense of meaning once you attach this chariot. It will really bring out the sense of purpose that is automatically programmed into these little guys.
HEXNUB makes some incredible tires for Ollie. These are the ultimate trick tires. Your little droid will be able to pull off some of the most amazing tricks. They also offer a monster tires package as well. You’ll want to consider both.
Most importantly, you want to make sure that this investment lasts for years to come. Whether this is a purchase for your grown up little boy or your budding programmer, you’ll want to make sure this lasts for a long time.
For the Star Wars enthusiast, they also have a way to keep your droid safe so that you can go about protecting the galaxy. Don’t worry about BB-8. He’ll be safely tucked away in the comfort of his hard shell carrying case.