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Sphero 2.0 ~ The Robotic Toy That Promotes Educational Play @GoSphero

Sphero 2.0 Robotic Ball Educational Play

Robotics are a major part of our every day lives even if they are not right in front us. They assemble our automobiles, beam us information from other planets, and explore our deepest oceans. It is only natural to find robotics products tailored towards the consumer and even tech savvy kids.

Have you heard of Sphero 2.0?

Sphero 2.0 is the world’s first robotic ball that is about the size of a baseball. The robot can move around at a speedy 7 feet per second. Kids age 8+ can control from their smartphone or tablet via a Bluetooth connection to a compatible Apple or Android device.

 

ABOUT SPHERO 2.0

Sphero can drive in any direction, turn on a dime, flip in the air, change colors and more! Sphero melds the virtual world with reality, letting kids engage with technology like never before. Sphero provides hands-on, open-ended play for hours of fun and learning.

The Plug-and-Play lessons are simple enough that a child should be able to understand and apply them. OrbBasic provides basic programming functionality so the user can program Sphero to follow paths, do tricks, spin a set number of rotations, and more.

Sphero 2.0 is promoted as a potential learning tool for educators to implement in their classroom. Orbotix, the company behind Sphero, created their apps with flexibility in mind. Elementary students can learn simple concepts such as math operations and basic logic while college-aged students can begin to learn programming with Ruby or create mobile apps.

Improvement on Sphero’s original design was a part of Orbotix’s vision for the 2.0 model. Sphero 2.0 is rugged, waterproof, and pet-proof. An additional Nubby cover can be ordered separate with the robot to provide better traction on outside surfaces. The tough, little robot can handle moderate drops without damage and includes a pair of small ramps to get Sphero jumping straight out of the box.

SPHERO 2.0:

  • Is compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Rolls a speedy 7 feet per second
  • Pairs to your mobile device via Bluetooth
  • Is pet proof and waterproof
  • Comes with a Quick Start guide
  • Can be picked up & used as a 3D mouse
  • Comes with two ramps
  • Comes standard with an induction charger that it rests in while not in use
  • Has information on how to download dozens of apps on iTunes and Google Play

Sphero 2.0 Apps

PLAY MORE WITH SPHERO

Sphero 2.0 is equal parts entertainment and education. The Apple Store and Android Play Store have about 30 mobile apps available (at the time of writing) for use with the robot. There is a utility app to help get the user acquainted and rolling with Sphero 2.0. The user can then dive into games like the Rolling Dead, Color Grab, and the Dark Nebula series. Sphero provides educational opportunities through apps such as MacroLab and OrbBasic.

Don’t forget your Nubby! Protect your Sphero against the elements with custom Nubby Covers. Not only do Nubby Covers protect against scratches and scuffs, they also give you unbeatable traction. Nubby covers are available in four unique hues. You can find Nubby Covers on GoSphero.com for $14.99

SEE SPHERO IN ACTION

My son was so enamored with Sphero that we had to make a video. Check it out:

GET SPHERO 2.0 NOW FOR FATHER’S DAY FOR $99

From May 30 through June 15, you can celebrate Father’s Day with a $99 Sphero 2.0 special.

GET SOCIAL WITH SPHERO

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You can find Sphero at GoSphero.com for $129.99.

Sphero 2.0 is ready for any adventure your kids can dream of.

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  1. Robin Wilson
    June 12, 2014 at 6:50 am — Reply

    I have heard of Sphero and love educational toys! Sometimes I think that kids can absorb and learn more when they are having fun and this looks like a lot of fun!

  2. June 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    We also reviewed the Sphero and my son loved it! The 2.0 really takes things a step further, I love this new technology!
    Mitch

  3. June 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    There are soo many apps that you can choose from. It’s a bit overwhelming. You can’t go wrong with an educational toy though.

  4. June 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    I had not heard of Sphero until now. Looks like a lot of fun!

  5. June 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    I keep seeing this and it looks great.My kids would this.

  6. June 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    My boys would probably spend hours with that! They love things like this and frankly, my husband probably would love it just as much.

  7. teresa mccluskey
    June 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    Now that is one cool toy for dads or kids, but I think a mom like myself can enjoy it also!! I think I need to go buy me one!

  8. June 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    This looks so cool! My oldest would love this!

  9. June 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm — Reply

    I hadn’t heard of Sphero before. My kids would absolutely love to play with this!

  10. June 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    I have t seen this before. Looks very interesting!

  11. June 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    My hubby got one for Christmas. We haven’t played with it in a while, but there sure are some fun new apps!

  12. June 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    Well this is new to me! Anything that involves the iPad and my daughter would be all over it. This is actually a really interesting little gadget.

  13. June 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm — Reply

    I haven’t seen this before. It’s definitely a unique toy. I love seeing how easy it is to control on the iPad.

  14. June 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    These is really cool! I think my husband would actually have a blast with it between his phone and the iPad. 🙂

  15. June 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    These things are SO cool. Saw it on another blog and knew I needed to have one!

  16. June 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    I’m not sure I could ever stop playing with this. It’s so super cool. I really like all the lessons that come along with it.

  17. Carly
    June 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm — Reply

    Whoa, this is awesome! MY daughter will love this in a few years!

  18. June 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    I’ve heard of this and it looks amazing! My kids would love this!

  19. June 12, 2014 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    How fun is this! My kids would love it- that is if my hubby would let them take a turn!

  20. June 13, 2014 at 12:15 am — Reply

    That looks like fun. Not only would my boys like but I would have fun with it as well.

  21. June 13, 2014 at 1:55 am — Reply

    Wow, this looks really neat! My kids would love this.

  22. June 13, 2014 at 8:28 am — Reply

    That’s so neat! I bet my kitten would love to investigate that!

  23. June 13, 2014 at 10:25 am — Reply

    This looks really cool. I know that my husband as well as my children would spend hours upon hours playing with this.

  24. June 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    I’ve never heard of this toy before! It looks really cool. I love how interactive it is. I would probably have to rip my kids away from it, lol

  25. June 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Toys sure have come a long way. This looks like a really cool one that I know kids would love!

  26. June 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    I think this looks fun. I bet my husband and kids would follow each other around the house trying to get their turn at this one. 🙂

  27. June 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    Wow, this looks really fun! That is a good discount for Father’s Day too!

  28. June 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    I’m sure my kids would love this. I like that you can have fun with it, but can also use it for educational stuff.

  29. June 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Wow that looks like so much fun. Am the only one who thought about using this with the kids AND the cat? lol

  30. June 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    This is such a neat toy! I love how you can engage via technological devices!

  31. June 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    Now THIS looks like fun! I’ve never seen this before – I need to show my hubby and kids!

  32. Angela S
    June 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Cool toy! This looks like something that would have kept my son busy for hours when he was younger.

  33. June 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    My son would love this so much! And I love that it’s educational!

  34. June 14, 2014 at 12:11 am — Reply

    We are always looking for educational toys for our kids. Problem is I think I’d be playing with this one more than they would, lol.

  35. June 14, 2014 at 1:53 am — Reply

    I am all for educational toys! I’m with Lucero, I think I’d play with it more than they would! LOL!

  36. June 14, 2014 at 7:42 am — Reply

    Amazing what will they come up with next, I think its an awesome device that will let children learn more with technology and why not it’s the way of their future

  37. June 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    This is awesome!! I love how technology is something that our kids can use each day!

  38. June 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Sphero looks like an awesome product. I’m sure my son would love it.