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R2-D2 and C3-PO have been entertaining us for over 30 years and by this point in the galaxy they have to be feeling the rust. While they will always have a special place in our hearts it is time to welcome the new droid on Tatooine, BB-8 You have to be hiding with the Sand People if you have not seen this little astromech droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He is just too cute and has the sci-fi community filled with excitement.
BB-8 does not rely on legs or wheels to get to where it needs, it simply rolls. And that is exactly how you can control him as well with the help of your tablet or smartphone. If that is simply to 21st century, you can maneuver BB-8 around the hanger deck using simple voice commands. This should be more than enough to steer clear of the First Order!
As you may remember from a galaxy far, far away a little droid was able to record and play holographic images and managed to set a chain of events into motion. BB-8 is programmed with that same technology by using a very clever little app.
This is an amazing little droid, one you will love having in the home. He just may become your favourite companion and kick the cat or dog down the ladder!
BB-8 Features and Specifications
- Through the use of Bluetooth technology BB-8 can be controlled via a smartphone of tablet.
- BB-8 has the ability to learn your voice and commands.
- You can let BB-8 explore his surroundings without any commands.
- Has the ability to install upgrades and complete top secret missions.
- Create incredible holographic messages and share them with family and friends
- BB-8 has such a fun and quirky personality you simply can not love being around him.
- One charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play time. However, he will take a full 3hours to charge with the included docking station.
BB-8 Compatible Devices
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- iPad 3 or newer
- iPhone 4S or newer
- iPod touch 5th gen or newer
- Running on at least a iOS 8 platform.
BB-8 is compatible with almost all Android devices that are running on Android 4.4.2, you can always see more information about compatibility at http://www.sphero.com/devices there are many places to buy bb-8 droid, but be quick as we are certain they will sell out fast for Christmas.
For all of you Windows users, you can expect to play with BB-8 sometime after September.
This is an awesome toy and fun to have around the house. He is great as a companion and fun to watch to see what mischief he can get into by himself!