Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen Is Remote Controlled Car On Steroids

Posted: May 24 2017, 11:20am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen is Remote Controlled Car on Steroids

Robotic toy company goes beyond a spheres with the ultimate Lightning McQueen.

Sphero, known for its rolling robots and the cute BB-8 Droid is breaking into a new toy shape. While BB-8 is very close to Sphero's original Sphero ball robot, the new robotic toy is very different. The company introduced the Ultimate Lightning McQueen, a remote controlled car with cartoon-life like features.

The app controlled car has animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, touch sensors and emotive suspension and it talks like in the Cars movies.

"A seven-time Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro," says the description. Best is to watch the video below to get blown away what the Sphero came up with here. This is new ground in toy making.

Before you consider to show this video to your kids, check the sticker price on the Ultimate Lightning McQueen. It costs $299.99. This is an expensive toy. The release is well timed with the start of Cars 3 on June 16 in movie theaters. Parents can just hope there will be steep discounted deals on Ultimate Lightning McQueen on Black Friday to make hot toy affordable.

Ultimate Lightning McQueen supports multiple play modes:

The The Free Drive – Slide your finger on the driving pad to guide Lightning... he’ll go wherever you push the joystick, drift, do donuts, and even react to his expert racing moves.

Pit Stop Panic – Train hard and join the pit crew. Lightning coaches you as you race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track.

Acting Studio – Direct Lightning McQueen as he prepares to be on camera. Create scripts with your favorite phrases and actions for him to perform.

Drive-In – Watch Disney•Pixar’s Cars with Lightning and watch him react to the movie. Select this option with Lightning plugged in to charge, start the movie, and hear all he has to say.

Key features of Ultimate Lightning McQueen include 30 meter range, Bluetooth Smart v4.0, 40 minute battery life, speed up to 6 MPH, 1 hour charge time. The free app is available for Android and iOS.

The dimensions of Ultimate Lightning McQueen are: Height: 3.23in./8.2cm – Length: 9.91in./25.1cm – Width: 5.0in./12.7cm – Weight: 1.98 lbs./916g.

Ultimate Lightning McQueen is on sale now for $299.99 on the Sphero.com site.

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