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Sphero - Spider-Man - Red

Keep enemies out of your room with this fully animated Spider-Man toy. His LED eyes light up when he detects movement with his motion-detection technology, and speech recognition lets him engage in two-way conversations. Hook this Spider-Man toy up to the Internet via Wi-Fi for new adventures, missions and updates.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Charging Base
    • Legal Guide
    • Micro USB Cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Sphero Spider-Man

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (181 out of 205)

    Features


    Advanced speech recognition

    It allows you to interact with this toy and use a variety of phrases.

    Emotive Eyes

    Animated LCD eyes express every thought and emotion.

    Spider-Sense motion detection

    The built-in IR sensor allows to detect and react to movement.

    Team Up

    Go on missions & battle villains. Every decision influences the adventure.

    Write your story

    Every decision creates a new path forward, making every adventure unique.

    Powerful speakers

    Play high-quality sounds.

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart BLE connection

    Add new missions and other updates.

    Ultimate Experience

    Spidey's web connection allows you to get content updates.

    Web charging base

    Provides over 2 hours of play on a full charge.

    Spider-Man Interactive App

    Free app powered by Sphero available through iTunes or Google Play Store


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 205 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

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    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A bit of a let down, but could be cool for kids

      Posted
      nickcal
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      It wasn’t too long ago that I saw my first Sphero robot. It was fun to play with although a little tough to get used to movement-wise. That experience was with the first generation Sphero and since that time, the company has branched out into licensed devices like the droids from Star Wars. When I had the opportunity to try out Spider-man by Sphero I thought, “How cool! My very own superhero!” Unfortunately, the experience was less exciting than my anticipation. The packaging is quite impressive and I have to say that it is adorned in the red/blue branding of Spider-man. It’s very classy looking and has a lot of great graphics on the outside of it. Spider-man himself is one solid piece. Other than plugging in his charging base with the Micro USB cable that is provided (no power adapter included), there is no other assembly required. Getting started with Spider-man is very easy, too. Once you have him plugged into power and charging, you download the app from the App Store (iTunes or Android) and power him on. The first thing you will go through is a short warm-up to get you familiar with interacting with the hero. This is where the experience sort of fell flat with me. Spider-man does not move. Other than his eyes, which are small LED panels, there is no animation whatsoever. The app is very well-developed and gives users several ways to interact with the statue, but I personally would have liked to see some additional moving parts. I didn’t expect him to swing around the room with a web, but I did think that maybe his head would turn and his arms would be controllable. Spider-man does sense when you move him around, for example, if you pick him up and swing him around the room, but other than that, he’s basically just a free-standing statue. All that said, Spider-man does look really cool. I was amazed with the detailing on the device and the soft silicone feel of the device. His voice rings through loud and clear and he did understand me pretty well when I talked back to him. The main part of this experience happens in the app. Spider-man can stand guard in a room (he will just report to you that there was motion/activity), act as an alarm, tell you jokes, and even watch TV with you (Spider-man animated series only). For an adult, it’s a little cheesy especially for the price you pay for it, but for, but for a kid, I could see this being a good experience for learning how to interact with an artificial intelligence-driven device. Spider-man by Sphero is a unique version of ‘create your own adventure’ for the next generation. He looks cool and does work as he should. I just expected a bit more on interactivity from the device itself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Mehhhhh!

      Posted
      Technopackrat
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      I'm still trying to figure out what this is supposed to be. Outward appearances have the device being a whimsical representation of the much beloved superhero Spiderman. The only "moving" part on the figure are the LCD eyes that change shape to mimic expressions. This Spiderman seems to be geared to the pre-teen. I can't see anyone older giving this much time. You must download the companion app to be able to actually use Spidey. The app will allow you to select interactive modes, set volume. Personalization is limited, you can select from two lists to create your character name which Spidey will address you as. You can also select two parts to create his super power. It does have a few amusing games that you can activate via the app but I found they get old quickly. Spidey tells corny jokes and stories and will enlist your help to fight villians. What it isn't... an interactive assistant in the vein of Google Home or Amazon Echo. It can't play music, it can't tell you the weather, it can't do Google searches or provide the seemingly unlimited information that a home assistant can. What it is... a limited interactive toy. The limitation comes from not being connected to the internet and only can interact with what is programmed in memory. There is also limited customization using the app. I'm unsure if app updates will add features or stories or jokes. It does have a couple of somewhat useful features. The first being a motion detector of sorts. You can put Spidey "On Guard" and if anything moves in the area Spidey will alert you. The second feature is being able to use Spidey as an alarm clock but again you must use the app. The most annoying thing for me is that you have to push the spider on Spidey's chest for him to listen to commands or responses. So no just setting him on the desk or shelf. He has to be in hand. In closing I'm a bit confused of the purpose of this device. The price of just under $150 puts me at a quandry of its actual usefulness. Is it cute, yeah. Does it do some cool stuff, yeah but only with the app. Is it worth $150, mehhhhh! I think your money would be better spent on an interactive home assistant however if you are a die-hard Spidey fan then maybe so, that's what attracted me to this guy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Echo for Kids!

      Posted
      PeboQuattro
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      My son loves asking Alexa to “tell him a joke”, even though he doesn’t quite understand the humor (he is seven). So I immediately thought of him when I discovered this toy. It doesn’t hurt that he also happens to adore Spider-Man! The Sphero Spider-Man provides more than just jokes, he can tell interactive stories, play games, and even ‘watch’ Spider-Man with you. The device itself is a voice controlled computer that has various activities that can be operated without a constant internet connection. Though you need a smart phone to configure him initially, he can operate standalone after first set up. Though having a phone or tablet to interface with him does provide visual interaction and content updates, I found it wasn’t needed. Everything can be accomplished via voice commands, a huge plus considering the primary audience. Spider-Man has a soft rubber texture, movable arms, and animated eyes that are surprisingly expressive. I am impressed how Sphero was able to achieve the feel of Spider-Man using only voice and eye animations. In addition, Spider-Man has an infrared sensor and gyro meaning he can respond to both movement and motion, adding to the feel of him being ‘aware’. Speaking of aware, I applaud Sphero for not eavesdropping on our children, all voice recognition is processed on the device and not sent to the ‘cloud’. My only negatives about Sphero Spider-Man are the short two hour battery life and the occasional delay in voice response. An occasional delay is acceptable versus requiring external processing to speed things and the battery life is mitigated by the included charging stand. Overall, Sphero did a fantastic job bringing the Spider-Man character to life without sacrificing privacy in the process. If you have any young (or old!) Spider-Man fans they are sure to love Sphero Spider-Man.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works as intended but could be much more

      Posted
      Matthew
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      I got this when it was on sale for $30, I'd have paid double that and been happy but definitely not considered it at full retail price. The product itself is fairly basic in regards to what it can do compared to modern "smart" speakers (Google Home, Alexa, Homepod, etc.) which it isn't trying to be but it definitely could have crossed into that segment had they allowed, and to a kid that isn't going to matter. The fact it connects to WiFi and couldn't have simply had a service implemented if you chose, is a major downside for me. I understand it was not intended for that to be secure for kids and not collect data, so it does a good job at accomplishing that as the content is all stored internally (thus limiting the programming it has access to). I do think they could have given the choice to connect it to Google or another service through the app and offer much greater functionality...being able to ask Spidey to control home devices and such that I'm happy asking Google already and allowing to receive my data, would have been fine. The things it can do are fun and entertaining for the kids for a bit but often no response because my toddlers have already moved on beyond the simple options here, voice recognition is ok (a lot of repeat "Hey Spider-Man"...retry, retry, ok nvm just press the front button), and the app works well enough although a bit vague for young kids. The build quality is top notch and the only complaints I'd have about that is the fact it's limited to only the eyes doing any response. If they had any other auto-movement to go along with the eyes LEDs and IR sensor, rather than just manual arm movement, it'd have seemed much more interactive. As is, it's a great concept that lacks in quite a few areas outside of simple stories/responses in a CYOA kind of way, and has some frustrations for kids (either in the voice recognition or having to use the app). It's first and foremost a toy, and maybe that's where the disappointment comes in because it isn't intended to be a full smart-product, yet it would appear to have that functionality with voice response so when kids have seen and used other products that this doesn't compete with, it seems limiting to them or frustrating. For the full retail price, it would have been a bad value in my eyes, but it looks great and definitely has a charm to it so if you can get it on sale it's fun with tempered expectations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Interactive toy with an Alarm clock!

      Posted
      AKK1
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      this review is for Sphero Spider-Man toy This Sphero toy is very nice looking especially with the spiderman logo illuminating on it and the interactive LCD like eyes doing eye movements while the toy is talking to you or telling you a story or a joke. Here is a list of the cons and pros: Pros: - there is a good amount of content built in the app and the toy, it will take your kid months to get to know and play all of them. - the toy looks really good, and it stands out. - there are a few modes in which you can use the toy with, like teaming up to practice skills (requires movement with the toy), or asking for a joke or chatting or even asking the toy to tell you a story, or even fight villains. - a really impressive feature is the guard mode, when activated it would alert you if a movement happened around it. - I like the alarm clock, as simple as it is, its still a useful feature. Cons: - the speaker is positioned under the spiderman logo and its only protected by the rubber which makes the spiderman suit, it is very fragile, and if a kid held the toy the wrong way or squeezed it due to excitement while holding it the speaker might actually break. - this toy requires a somewhat a tech savvy user (parent or an adult to install the app, connect the toy to wifi, install the updates the first time). It also requires a seperate devise like a smart phone or a tablet to access the full features of the toy, which I find disappointing. - there is serious security issues as this toy can respond to your words (IE its listening to everything is said around it).

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cute interactive companion for pre-teens & younger

      Posted
      Telstar
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      The Sphero - Spider-Man is a talkative, story telling, interactive companion for your child. Charge him up, and your child can carry him around with him placing him wherever he is. If he needs a charge, plug Spider-Man into his base (which is plugged into a USB port from your computer or wall USB charger, if you have one). To properly use Spider-Man, there are manual touches you can use to interact with him in a limited way, but his full potential is found when you download the Spider-Man app for your iPhone or Android phone and connect Spider-Man to your Wi-Fi network through the app. On the phone your child chooses his own super hero name and super power in the app, then your child can chose to Team Up with Spider-Man or Hang Out with him or Fight Villains by one of those selections in the app. In each of the three choices, there are a number of options for activity. Choose one and Spider-Man will narrate what's going on in the adventure asking for your child's input at certain points to carry the narrative one way or the other. There are many options as to what adventures your child can have. Your child can just talk to Spider-Man direct and he will learn from these conversations by your child's responses. Spider-Man can be set to Guard Mode so that he will tell your child what happened while your child was gone - his Spidey-sense (motion detector) will keep tabs on things while your child is gone. Your child can set an alarm as well. Through your Wi-Fi Spidey can get updates to his operation system and download new content (new missions and adventures) when available. To enjoy the full benefits of Spider-Man, a smart phone will be needed along with a Wi-Fi connection. If an adult will set things up with the app and learn some about how Spider-Man works while helping the child learn how to do things, Spidey should be a fun companion for children around 6 or 7. Those a little older can probably handle the app themselves to get Spidey set up for use and engage with him through the app and in conversation with Spider-Man. Spider-Man is simple to set up once you work with him a little and use the phone app. Spidey should provide hours of interaction with pre-teens that like to use their imaginations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great toy for some interactive gaming

      Posted
      Luis
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      I need to write this review in the name of my 7yrs old who believes Spiderman is the best superhero. The toy arrived in a very nice package that attracted his attention because after being open, few hours of activity started (nice detail the battery arrived charged). The toy is made in a sturdy and quality/good looking texture that facilitates his small hands to keep and play with it. The first step (and more stressful for him because he was just a spectator while the dad was doing everything) is clearly downloading the app in the phone where the basic setup need to be done (username, nickname for the toy sidekick, superpowers…). The toy interacts with the kid after pressing the button, available options to interact: he can tell jokes, ask questions to the kid and narrate histories. In my opinion, considering the interactivity, this is the coolest part because he has a story mode feature where he will take the kid through a crime fighting scene and ask for kids help by jumping or shaking the toy. Two additional features that my son loves are: the “guard mode” where the toy’s movement detector reacts when there is movement around him (perfect surveyor, for sleeping time) and the alarm. Couple of items to keep in mind: This toy is not reacting to the voice but to the button so could be disappointing for oldest kids or young adults but doesn’t seem to bother my son. This toy has a more interactive playing time if some of the activities are managed by the app, so the kid could be using your phone or ipad (more screen time and a reson for one of the starts in the rating). This toy is no intended to be an action toy, only arms are movable. I wrote this feedback after 5 days playing, I don’t know for how long the toy will keep his attention but the fact that the histories are downloadable from the web looks a promising start.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cool little thing, doesn't do much

      Posted
      RandallFlagg
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      So I unboxed Spiderman and it's a really nice box. Spiderman was right there with a cover that has 3 steps on it for a quick start. After taking it out of the box, you have to fight with the liner to get it out. There's no on spot to get a grip. Then the base has to be dumped out as again there is no way to get a hold of it. Nicely in a closed small box, you find the usb cord sans any power adapter. I used my Nook adapter to charge the unit which is one of the steps. The 3rd step is to download the software and it posts a link....that doesn't work. Well it does if you want to download the company's software for Star Wars toys. Since I'm in the Google Play Store now, I just search Sphero Spider and it comes up first on the list. I download it and start answering questions, wifi and password, email address, etc. I should be done right....nope. This thing needs to update the firmware, and two other lines via my smartphone. The first lines starts at 26% and the other two are at 0%. It takes a good 15-20 minutes to update. Then Spider-man finally says something. You have to learn a few commands and the double press took about 5 tries to get it to work. There's really not much he does, but his vocabulary has enough words that I didn't hear any repetition..yet. The pros are the thing is cute and definitely a conversation piece. It's well constructed and like I said, the box is really nice. It will look good in my office next to other collectibles. I would only recommend it to individuals that collect Spider-man or Marvel items. I doubt it will be a huge seller and those are the collectibles worth collecting.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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