My son is growing up fast these days and getting him to do conventional toy reviews for the blog is not as easy as it used to be. Especially when I get this great tech toy to review in this sponsored post! This is a toy robot in the form of a ball! How can I get him to play with toys when he has a robot to hang out with!
My son had to download an app on his iPod for this, any excuse to add more electronics time and his interest is automatically piqued!
This Sphero can drive in any direction, turn on a dime, flip in the air, change colors and more! And it is all controlled by my son’s smart device. Well, I also have a smart device so I downloaded the app on my iPhone! This is a great tech toy for Father and Son to enjoy, what a great idea as a gift for Father’s Day!
This is my son’s honest review. The opportunity to control an outside object with his iPod was fantastic to him. The challenge to get to higher levels and earn points (money) is something that he enjoys in gaming. Add to that the ability to turn the living room into a live video game through the augmented reality apps is perfect for him. As a parent there is an education and learning component so my needs are satisfied as well, anything that stimulates him to learn some programming skills can certainly earn him extra electronics time during the week, I am very strict when it comes to electronic playtime. This “tech toy” is a win-win situation for my family, and then with all that he learns he can teach us on the weekends and we can play together!
Sphero is the next generation of toy because:
-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.
-Sphero rolls a speedy 7 feet per second and pairs to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Sphero is pet proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure your kids can dream of.
-With over 30 free apps, kids can play independently or with friends and family. Steer Sphero through homemade obstacle courses, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality, or upgrade family game night with action-packed, multiplayer entertainment.
-Sphero is on a mission to make learning fun and inspire the innovators of tomorrow. Check out the Sphero SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) program which helps kids understand the basics of programming, robotics and math. Visit GoSphero.com/Education for more information.
-Sphero can be picked up and used as a 3D mouse. Hold Sphero in your hand to control on-screen games like Nyan Cat Space Party or Exile.
Promotion alert! From May 30 through June 15, celebrate Father’s Day with a $99 Sphero 2.0 special.
You can find Sphero at GoSphero.com for the non-promotional price of $129.99 after June 15. Each Sphero comes with a Quick Start guide, two ramps, a charging base, and information on how to download dozens of apps on iTunes and Google Play as Sphero is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
We also received a Nubby as you can see in the above pictures: you can protect your Sphero against the elements with custom Nubby Covers. We have wood and carpeted surfaces in our apartment so the Nubby was perfect in helping my son navigate the two different floor surfaces, it is not just for decoration. Nubby covers are available in four unique hues, available on GoSphero.com as well, they are $14.99
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