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# 179322 4-Sep-2015 08:16
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A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to briefly play with the new Sphero BB8 Star Wars edition coming out soon. When the Sphero PR folks contacted me saying "we have something that will tie with a moving coming later this year" I instantly knew it had to be this: Sphero BB8 - click for bigger image (available now on MightyApe)

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  # 1379517 4-Sep-2015 08:49
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Ooo oo jealous!

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  # 1379518 4-Sep-2015 08:51
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what does it do? 




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  # 1379520 4-Sep-2015 08:59
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That is pretty cool.




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  # 1379521 4-Sep-2015 09:00
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You control it with your idevice not sure about Android

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  # 1379523 4-Sep-2015 09:00
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Handsomedan: what does it do? 

Well given what I've learned at Ignite about modern devices, it probably moves, makes cute noises, and broadcasts your Wi-Fi password in plain text.

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  # 1379524 4-Sep-2015 09:02

Handsomedan: what does it do? 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Y2WfcCb4M

 



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  # 1379542 4-Sep-2015 09:41
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You can remote control it from iOS or Android (although there is a Sphero app for Windows 8 and it's an open SDK so...), you can program it, record messages to be played as a VR thing.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1379559 4-Sep-2015 09:51
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Saw a display of them at JB HiFi this morning.

Want to see one going, not sure I want to buy one (well, I do want to buy one, but I'm not sure how long I'd use it for - resisting so far...)



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  # 1379562 4-Sep-2015 09:55
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yes even works with Windows Phone

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  # 1379852 4-Sep-2015 15:48
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Time to upgrade my Sphero 2.0 then?




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  # 1379871 4-Sep-2015 16:06
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Saw it on Stuff, Mightyape is pushing it.

Want on principle.... $280 though.... hmmm... and I thought it was cool when I got Han's handblaster in 1978 from James Smith's for xmas....




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  # 1381381 7-Sep-2015 20:34
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Just watched the Youtube video, my mind is blown. Very cool, I want one for Xmas.

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