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This App-Controlled Robot Ball Will Teach the Kids and Keep Them Busy

sphero robot ball

* Travels up to 7 feet per second
* Bluetooth range of 100 feet
* Teaches kids programming, math and science

If you’re looking for an educational toy that kids will love, consider the App-Controlled Robot Ball from Sphero 2.0. Travelling at up to 7 feet per second and equipped with a SMART Bluetooth range of 100 feet, it’s your new favorite for family entertainment.

Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball

The Robot Ball can be operated via more than 30 free apps that can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Each order includes two ramps that can be used to build obstacle courses. You also get an inductive charging base that juices the Robot Ball for a whole hour of app-directed fun.

All that sounds great, but the Robot Ball gets even better. Waterproof construction means it goes wherever you want, even if that means swimming. You can even use the Robot Ball to play virtual 3D games, like fighting zombies when you play “The Rolling Dead.” About the size of a baseball, it’s also great for tabletop games (like a charged-up version of “Hot Potato”), or download SPRK lessons (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) and watch the robot interact with educational challenges.

The Robot Ball was originally designed as an education toy. Kids have a blast playing with it, but they’re also learning about computer programming, math and science without having to go to costly tutoring classes or even venture too far out of the house.

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