Sphero BB-8 Droid coming to Windows Phone

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Sphero BB-8 Droid


If you've seen Star Wars:The force awakens trailer,the new star wars film since 2005, then you must have got idea about what we're talking about. It's called "Sphero BB-8" and it looks like it's going to be the hottest toy this holiday season.
BB-8 was a creature that performed in the film, the makers where confused on how to do this, there were many discussion about how the C.G BB-8 would be better for shooting,but they also knew,that it would be better for film,for the sets, the actors.Therefore, Sphero,did a very spectacular job building this Toy,that was used in the film, and thus no C.G BB-8 was used.
And the best part is, the Robot is going to be on Sale Today !! and is controlled by your smartphone.
Sphero already have their app for Windows Phone, However, the toy will need it's own special version.

Good news is that, the app is on it's way, according to Sphero's Twitter handle


Sphero twitter support


Meet BB-8 — the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced," the official statement says. "BB-8 has something unlike any other robot — an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
The company is stressing the personality of BB-8 strongly in the marketing materials; it's supposed to respond to your voice and be able to putter around the floor on its own as well as submit to your direct control. The wireless, inductive charging base is also a nice touch.
The BB-8 toy will be on sale today for $149.99.


Sphero BB-8 Droid and Oranges


Sphero BB-8 Droid and phone app


The BB-8 is 10 cm tall, charges via induction, learns its environment by bump mapping and will run for an hour between charges, with a range of 30 m (bluetooth control) and speed of up to 5 miles per hour.
Voice commands include responding to “it’s a trap” by running away and the toy will try and get your attention by flashing lights and shaking its head. The BB-8 will be available direct from Disney and from major stores such as Firebox, PC World, Harrods and Amazon.


Check out it's trailer Below

Also watch The Verge's review about BB-8


SOURCE- POLYGON / WMPOWERUSER

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