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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 300 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sphero - Mini App Enabled Robotic Ball - Blue

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    Review1
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    Very good product with the app enabled robot packed with lot of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 year old approved

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    GuyJoe
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    Easy to use, control and discover all the features with the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun little toy

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    Bobby
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    Works great with iPhone, kids love playing with the app

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

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    JayJay
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    very easy to use and fun to play with and with the app you can do programming and other games

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    had to buy one for everyone!!!!

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    Zeeffer
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    funnest new toy and durable, intresting to watch and app makes it intresting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

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    Tinka
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    Bought as a Christmas gift and they enjoyed it. Easy download app and operate with Samsung phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very cool!

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    Fellie
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    This works very well with the app. There are a lot of different ways to make the sphero mini move and it is incredibly accurate and responsive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for kids

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    Omar
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    My son loves what you can do with Sphero ball. The app really brings a lot of application and fun to a simple rolling ball you control.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Silly fun but so much more

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    Mota1996
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    Super easy to get started just driving the thing around the floor with the app, but if you dig deeper, there's lots of fun to be had with the programming. A great starter in the Spero world - it seems like the equivalent of the large 1.0 version a friend got years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    cute little cat toy

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    BeachGuy
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    Our cat took a while to get used to this, but now likes to chase it around. Works well, multiple ways to control it via phone app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive smartphone app.

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    RichD
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    I love using this for our dog. He chases it around the house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool gadget

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    Techguru
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    I don't know how I never knew of this gadget. Bought it easy to setup 1 hr charge download app set up and play this is fun for all ages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for young minds.

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    SDakota2018
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    Our granddaughter loves her Sphero Mini. She uses the App and totally enjoys being able to program it to do different things. Great Buy for young ones who like to program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Device

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    David
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    Very good ball to keep you busy. App worked well for iPhone. Fun distraction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to play with

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    Thruman
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    This is a fun little electronic when being bored. Works well with the iPhone app. We really enjoy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun introduction to robotics

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    PhilipM
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    These cute little Sphero bots are a surprisingly versatile introduction to robotics and programming. The Sphero comes in a small package with USB charging cable (but no charger - just plug it into any standard full size USB port) and legal info. In order to use this particular bot you will need either an iOS or Android device. I used the unit with an Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S) and all the apps worked perfectly. The robotic ball can roll and spin in any direction and light multiple colors of built-in LEDs. It also comes with a sensor package including a gyroscope and accelerometer, which together allow it to detect collisions, free falls, landings, etc. There are two apps that will drive the Sphero. First is the regular Sphero Mini app. Note that you must use the specific "mini" version of the app as the robot will not connect with the standard Sphero app, at least not in my tests. The mini app connected seamlessly and quickly to the bot, turning the light on inside the ball. The app then presented a range of fun, although somewhat limited options. You can drive the unit using the touch screen like a joystick, you can send it running off by using a sling shot type control mode, or you can control by tilting the tablet or using facial gestures through your devices camera. The controls were generally precise and responsive, although the face control was a bit hit and miss.The app also provides an option to hold the Sphero and use it like a controller in some simple but fun games. The second app is where the product really comes into its own. The same Sphero EDU app that powers their larger units can also be used with the mini, and it's an absolutely fantastic introduction to coding for these kinds of devices. Although you can code directly in Javascript, there's also an intuitive drag and drop interface that allows learning programmers to code main loops, conditionality, variables, mathematical operations, and "on event" modules. It's easy enough to make short programs that drive around in a specific pattern and flexible enough to make simple games. All the sensors can be polled or used to trigger events, you can set direction, speed, LED colors, and even play sounds of synthesized speech (the playback occurs on the controlling device). My 11 year old daughter was immediately able to pick it up and is loving the added depth of exploration and play that this option provides. Overall, it's hard to beat the Sphero mini at this price when it comes to a fun, accessible introduction to robots and coding. Young programmers can even share their code with each other via an integrated online sharing system. In our experience, this device is fun, robust, offers great battery life, and superb educational value. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Unique Toy

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    NatB
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    This toy is so fun. I highly reccomend if you are looking for a gift that is different and fun for the whole family. Use the app to control the ball and it will soon be zooming around the house. The games on the app are fun too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for older kids

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    Zainsmom
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    I ordered this for my son's 8th birthday and he loves it! There are a lot of ways to get the Sphero mini to move and you can even practice coding with the regular sphero app (which I loved! @@@@@@@ . My son couldn't wait to take this to the neighbors and play with it with the car!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent STEM toy

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    saintrobyn
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    I bought this toy for my son to learn how to program. The Mini is an excellent STEM toy with incredible app support. The SpheroEDU app is a must get for this. My son has been learning how to write basic Java code with this toy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun in small packages

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    TonyMSP
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    I had no idea how much fun a little robotic ball can be! This is a much smaller version than other Sphero products but doesn't lack any features. Its small enough to be slipped in a pocket or in your backpack. All you need is to download their app and you will be shortly racing around with your Sphero Mini with your finger on the app. It comes with a mini USB charging cable, miniature bowling pins, and miniature cones for you to interact with your Sphero. I'm surprised how responsive it is with controlling it with the app. No lag and it pairs via Bluetooth without any additional input by the user. Charges in less than an hour and provides up to 45 mins of fun. I haven't drained the batteries yet in multiple sessions of playing with the cat and showing my coworkers how cool this little robotic gadget is. At this time in writing, there is only one supported app in the app store that will work with the Mini. They have announced that the Sphero Edu will support the Mini soon too. This is fantastic as it can be a learning tool for kids to learn basic programing. The geniuses behind the Sphero also integrated a few games into their apps that you can play by using the sphero as a controller. Spin, rotate, or move the sphero on your desk with your hand will manipulate the games accordingly. This increases the "re-playability" of the Sphero Mini and reduces the chances of you shelving this toy to collect dust. I highly recommend this to anyone from young to old as this will surely put a smile on any ones face. This would make a perfect birthday present or holiday stocking stuffer.

    I would recommend this to a friend