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Sphero - R2-Q5 - Black

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Rule your own Galactic Empire with this Sphero R2-Q5 app-enabled droid. It connects to a smart device via Bluetooth for wireless control and access to its augmented reality feature, and it produces lifelike droid sounds via its built-in speaker. Watch Star Wars films with this interactive Sphero R2-Q5 app-enabled droid and hear him express his reactions.
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    • Sphero R2-Q5

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (364 out of 381)

    Features


    Watch with me

    View films from the Star Wars saga with R2-Q5 by your side.

    Authentic movement

    Lets your child guide R2-Q5 around your home with a compatible Apple® iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

    Integrated speaker

    The beeps and boops come right from R2-Q5 itself.

    Authentic LEDs

    R2-Q5's signature front and rear lights are fully functional.

    Remote control

    Add a wide range of remote-control functions to your machine.

    Designed for ages 8 and older

    So your child can enjoy learning as they grow.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 381 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Cool If You Get One That Works Properly

      Posted
      TPOT
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a neat remote controlled robot according to the hype surrounding it. And truth be told, it could be... if.... IF .... you get one that actually works properly. My first R2Q5 wouldn't charge properly. There was no indication anywhere on the robot that it was charging. So, I went back to the store I purchased it from and had a horrible experience with Best Buy's customer service simply trying to get an even exchange. A customer service manager got involved and finally managed to straighten out the exchange. That in of itself really shows how poor the customer service has become at Best Buy when a manager has to get involved for something as simple as an even exchange. The second robot I got does charge properly. I noticed that a small light is near the charging port, something I did not see on my first robot. It glows orange when charging, then green when it's fully charged. I think Sphero should have thrown in some animation on the robot to show it's charging, like they did with BB8 when it's charging properly. The app controlling the droid what I would call merely ok. I would have liked to have seen a battery measure on the app showing how much charge is left on the robot before a recharge is necessary. If I missed finding that in the app, let me know for my future reference. R2Q5 also seems like it's a bit unbalanced when it's moving around. I think perhaps it may be a design fault that the robot has, I don't know. The price on the robot is crazy at over $100+. I bought this on clearance for $49.99 before sales tax but even at that price point I feel it's still too high. I guess Best Buy can charge what they want for this particular robot as it's their exclusive. So overall, I'd have to say I'm less than impressed. To be fair, I suppose it's just an average remote controlled novelty with its various boops, beeps and other noises it makes and nothing more beyond that, much like the previous BB8 robot. And yes, I would recommend getting an extended warranty on it should you decide to buy it. Why? There's no way to replace the rechargeable battery on this item so once it quits holding a charge, you have nothing more than a paperweight. Also, the tracks on R2Q5 appear to be made from a very thin type of rubber so once they break that also may not be reparable. Keep those things in mind along with the poor customer service at Best Buy when making your decision on buying this product for yourself.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Droid You're Looking For

      Posted
      MarauderTDL
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      R2-D2 has been a mainstay of Star Wars history for a long time...but what about the OTHER astromech droids from the Star Wars movies? From the Prequels, all the way through the original trilogy and into the new movies, we've seen astromech droids of all colors, shapes and sizes. The R2-Q5 astromech droid is one of the Imperial units, and has never gotten attention...until now. Thanks to the Sphero group, who first introduced BB-8 following The Force Awakens, we're able to add yet another member of the astromech droids to our collections: R2-Q5, one of the Imperial droids onboard the Death Star II in Return of the Jedi. That's right, he bit the big one when Lando and the Rebels blew it up, but R2-Q5 can be yours. He's the same size as the R2-D2 unit offered by Sphero, approximately twice the size as BB-8 and BB-9E (the new Imperial / First Order droid in The Last Jedi) and he has all the bells and whistles that R2-D2 has...with some differences. He sounds different, but still has the goodies you'd want to find in an astromech droid. Even if you don't use him alot of playing and running around the floor using your smartphone or ForceBand to control him, R2-Q5 makes a really great display piece on your shelf or desktop. A guaranteed conversation piece whenever your friends or co-workers stop by and see Q5 sitting there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great fun but not as smart as BB-8

      Posted
      vortex0007
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The craftsmanship of this bot is amazing and watching it drive itself around in patrol mode is great; however sphero needs to put a bit more effort into it's wall detection algorithms. I have BB-8 and BB-8 does a fanatic job of learning where the walls are when in Patrol mode and then avoid them. Both the R2-Q5 and the R2-D2 that I have suffer from the same problem - they seem to be unable to figure out that they are hitting a wall and so they touch the wall and just keep driving into it. Eventually they stop trying to drive through the wall but then are unable to back themselves up, or even figure out how to turn around. The frustrating part about this is what when this happens, you pick them up, move them back to the center of the room and they go straight back to the same wall and do it all over again. If you're driving them yourself they are great, but patrol mode needs some more intelligence built in. Overall these are a joy to see in action and the sound effects coming directly off the robot instead of from the mobile device is amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Too Cool for School

      Posted
      IDStarWarFan
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm sort of a pseudo-techno geek and a HUGE Star Wars fan, so the opportunity to OWN an actual operating Star Wars droid was like a dream come true. I started with BB-8, only because he was the first available. Now I also have R2-D2, BB-9E and R2-Q5 the First Order's answer to R2-D2. The First Order R2 unit is very easy to control with the app (I don't have the Power Wrist Band). You have to be careful about doing any kind of function without the middle tread down, because he will fall over with some of the actions that can be activated from the app. My favorite though, is when all 4 droids are interacting autonomously. When I first set up the new 3 (R2-Q5, BB-9E and R2-D2), and made them autonomously interact, BB-9E bumped BB-8. So BB-8 decided to go all the way across the surface they were on and take a running shot at BB-9E. It knocked the BB-9E off the surface. (I don't think they like each other). Not what I was expecting. But still fun. Anyway, the R2-Q5 is a really cool shiny black and the sounds that he makes are different than R2-D2's. And he makes a great collectible too. And Sphero allows you to write your own code to control their robots, including the Star Wars droids. I haven't had time to try that yet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun, but not easy...

      Posted
      Dentedskillet
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      I got this guy in a daily deal I could not pass up on. He is great and a lot of fun, but a few key things to keep in mind. He comes with basically nothing but the robot itself. No instructions or anything. You have to download the app on the mobile device, and go from there. Once doing that and using it to figure things out, the fun really begins. It is great and does a ton of things. I do have concerns about the battery. There are times I thought it was more or less off, but when I went to use it the battery in it was dead. Keeping it charged is a little bit of a challenge. Getting back to using it, it does many things and if you are a Star Wars fan you will likely love it as I do. Not perfect, but very good!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredibly wonderful fun for my grandson!

      Posted
      rossibaby
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had no idea what the capabilities were for this toy. But i ordered it and had it sent to my grandson for a special occasion. My daughter set it up, and connected it through wifi to her phone. My 2 yr old grandson chases it, plays with it, talks to it, picks it up and will not leave it alone. They watch movies together. apparently this toy will react to Star Wars movies sitting there next to the boy. What a real treat. And I though i was just buying him the modern version of Robbie the Robot! sorry kids, only "old folks" like me will understand that one. But, suffice it to say, this little R2 unit is a Huge hit and i could not be more pleased.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      fun little Droid

      Posted
      fourbye99
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      To use this Droid you must download to your cell phone the sphero app to control the Droid.It will not work without this.[This app will control all the Droids,if you have more than this one] Set your bluetooth on and turn on the sphero app. Sync up your Droid .It will light up and moves from standing to ready position and the third leg comes out ready to move. I won't go in all the commands but to say there are many. Sounds do come out from the Droid . This will works better on floors not carpet. I have all the Droids so this completes the set. Hope this helps... May the Force Be with You. Full disclosure ... this was on one day sale so the price was really really good .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sphero does it again!

      Posted
      TheDroidWhisperer
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Droid I was looking for! This bad little Imperial Droid is like R2-D2's evil twin from another mother. Makes a totally different sound set than R2-D2, but is as responsive and interactive as any of the other models. Watching the movies with all four is a blast! Truthfully your kids will play with it sometimes, but you will have more fun than them with these Droids! Looks great on the shelf too!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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