Sphero BB-8 droid

Mac Format - - GADGETS - £130 sphero.com

What is it? As soon as it ap­peared in the Star Wars: Force Awak­ens trailer, the char­ac­ter­ful BB-8 rolling droid has be­come some­thing of an unof­fi­cial mas­cot for the film. And, to the joy of many a Star Wars fan, you can now by an iOS-con­trolled replica for your­self. When’s it due? Rolling into stores now. Why are we ex­cited? The ten­nis ball-sized droid has bags of energy and in­tel­li­gence. You con­trol it from an iPhone app and can tell it to pa­trol your home through voice com­mands – although in­trud­ers are more likely to be paral­ysed by cute­ness rather

than fear!

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