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Sphero 2.0 Robot Ball Revealed

Aug 14 2013, 7:13am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Sphero 2.0 Robot Ball Revealed
Photo Credit: Orbotix
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A new version of the robot ball Sphero arrives. Watch the awesome demo video of Sphero 2.0 below.

Orbotix introduces today the new Sphero 2.0. Sphero 2.0 is the world's first app-controlled robotic ball and game system, and now it's faster, brighter and smarter than ever before. Included in the rollout are brand new accessories, including ramps and protective Nubby covers to pimp your ride.

"The first time I drove Sphero 2.0, I passed out," said Ian Bernstein, cofounder of Orbotix. It's true -- Sphero 2.0 has been re-engineered from the ground up to give the user an entirely new gaming experience. It's kind of like Einstein and C-3PO had a baby.

Powered with new AI Superdrive capabilities, Sphero 2.0 is unreasonably fast, reaching speeds of up to 7 feet per second. That's only slightly slower than a Lamborghini. And just like a racecar, every aspect of the internal robot has been re-configured for optimal performance, including a more efficient drivetrain and lowered center of gravity. With new multicolor LEDs, Sphero 2.0 is 3x brighter than before. You'll need sunglasses to make sure the brilliance doesn't blind you. Powered by induction charging, Bluetooth connection, and upgraded firmware, Sphero 2.0 will change the way you play.

Pre-orders for Sphero 2.0 open today on Brookstone.com with an exclusive offer, and on GoSphero.com with a chance to win a bonus pack. Sphero 2.0 will be available worldwide starting August 30th, 2013 for $129.99.

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