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Sphero 2.0 Tech Gadget

When a Sphero 2.0 arrived at my door for review, my kids were both so very curious and incredibly excited at the same time. In fact, I can’t remember the last time they were truly ‘in awe’ with a tech item. You know how kids seem to be more ‘in the know’ when it comes to these things, than we adults are? Yeah – that! 

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Have you heard of Sphero 2.0 before? Prepare for some coolness in your day, peeps! 

The Sphero 2.0 is a toy tech ball {about the size of a baseball} that is controlled with an iOS or Android device and connects to it via Bluetooth. In essence, you can control this ball much like a remote control car … without the 80’s antenna. Think: more high-tech {very smart-like} with A LOT more added features.


 
Setup is really simple – just download the free Sphero app, tap the ball to activate and allow it to connect via bluetooth. In literally minutes, it’s ready for use. 

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Sure it’s fun to play with, but it’s also a lesson in skill. You see, you can move it, adjust the speed and really make it go {7 feet per second!}. But, it also comes with 2 green ramps, which is a whole new level of fun especially when you make little obstacle courses for Sphero. In fact, we’ve had a few jump challenges in this house recently. Ahem, I lost to the kids. 

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Even better, Sphero is waterproof, which expands the play to any kind of terrain and weather. Yep, you could have him {I decided it’s a him} roam around the pool if you wanted. Which is why it also comes with a silicone outer coating which gives him some grip when in water or on gravel. 

Taking the coolness up one more level – there’s over 30 free apps to download, which increases the gameplay for Sphero.

Sphero Golf, Space Party and Sphero ColorGrab are just a few of the games made for this product that we’ve tried. Yet my oldest has fallen in love with The Rolling Dead. With this game, you use Sphero as a ‘fireball-shooting warrior’. The connected device takes live video {your immediate area become the gamefield} and adds in virtual attacking zombies. You must use sphero to shoot them, collect flaming power ups and roll away to stay alive.

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The Sharky the Beaver app uses Augmented Reality, on your device the Sphero transforms into Sharky. This goofy character then runs around and eats coins and butterflies to get points. My youngest girls really get a kick out of this one, they are in awe at how Sharky appears on the screen in their house! Though Sphero 2.0 is meant for ages 8+, the twins at almost 6 can run him around. They aren’t as precise mind you, but their skill is increasing as they play. 

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The price tag on Sphero 2.0 is regularily $129.99, yet this product does do so much and there’s so many apps and games that can be played with it.

**From now until June 15, celebrate Father’s Day with a $99 Sphero 2.0 sale, that’s a great deal and will provide endless hours of fun over the Summer – for adult and kids alike.

If you look on the site, the Original Sphero is $20 cheaper, yet it doesn’t come with the ramps and the Nubby silicone skin. Plus, the 2.0 is a faster version, so the extras make it a worthy upgrade. 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review post. Opinions are, as always, my own.

 

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  1. I would love to win this for my grandson. He would love this and I love that its waterproof so it can go in the pool as well as on land.

  2. I like that it’s interactive. I’d like to win for my DH so he can play with the kids.

  3. Love that it is waterproof and interactive – looks like a fun toy that the entire family would love to play with!

  4. I would love to win this because I think my kids and I would have a blast with this toy! My favourite feature would have to be that it’s interactive.

  5. I’d love to win because I think my husband and oldest child would have a lot of fun with this. It’d make a great gift for them! I love that there are 30 free apps to download – it’s always frustrating when I have to buy a bunch of apps, so I love this feature.

  6. I’d like to win because i would have all kinds of fun with this!! My favourite feature is that it’s waterproof – major bonus!

  7. I like the gribber coat as I like to refer to it so it can go up inclines. I would like to win for me I think I can spend hours avoid all responsibilities with this.

  8. I would love to win because my whole family would enjoy playing with it. I like that it is interactive
    thanks

  9. I”d like to win as it looks like something we’d all enjoy! I love that it’s waterproof!

  10. Wow! This looks like it would be an awesome birthday gift for my newphew! He turns six in a couple of weeks and loves cool tech toys, this would be great. Where can you buy them?

  11. Well this would make me the coolest mom ever! I like the interactive nature of this tech. And that it is all terrain, which is something special when it comes to electronics. Thanks, I had never heard of this before.

  12. I would love to win this for my kids.. they would think its the coolest thing! So cool that its waterproof too!!

  13. I would like to win because this would keep my kids entertained for hours. I like that it’s connect via bluetooth and very easy to set up.

  14. This looks like a fun toy, I think my puppy would get a kick out of it! He loves chaseing balls but he’s not so big on bringing them back. I think it’s great that it’s waterproof so we don’t have to worry about it getting wet if we were playing out in the backyard. Thanks for the chance to win this cute toy!

  15. I’d love to win this for my son! My favourite feature is that it’s waterproof he could use it outside.

  16. These are awesome! I would love to win to feature this on my tech blog, and then to give it to my young cousins! I love the augmented reality aspect of it, it’s so cool!

    Sage

  17. I like that is so interactive and something we can all play together! I want to win it for the whole family!

  18. The whole family would love this and have hours of fun with it. I think the best feature is it is waterproof. Thanks!

  19. I’d love to win this for me, I mean the little one 😉 I love all it’s features but the druving and tricks are my faves.

  20. I would like to win so I can give it to a deserving child(ME)! The feature I like is that is can go anywhere any terrain including water.

  21. I think my kids would have a blast with this! I love that is connects easily through Bluetooth!!

  22. I would love to win because my brother really wants one. My favorite feature is all the diff app games it has. It being water proof is cool too, especially if you play outside.

  23. I love the connection between something tangible nd an app. I think my son would really enjoy learning how to play with one!

  24. Looks like fun. I would give it to my grandson but I am sure his father would enjoy it also. I like that it is interactive and waterproof.

  25. That is so cool,my teen son or my cat..hehe ..would love this!.. I Iike that it is interactive.

  26. I like that it is waterproof and I would really like to win this for my daughter.

  27. I’d love to win for the kids (just kidding, I’d spend half the day playing with it to entertain the cats). The nubby case looks awesome… I saw the commercial with it rolling in the water and want to try that asap.

  28. Waterproof, maybe we can get our Justin outside at the beach if he can take a fun tech toy too! He would love this! Thanks for the chance

  29. I think it’s the perfect gift for my son! I love its interactive feature. SO cool!

  30. I think my husband and boys would enjoy playing with this. I think my oldest would like the Rolling Dead game.

  31. I’d love to win this for my daughter and my husband. I think it’s something they’d have fun figuring out together and playing with. It looks like it’s something all members of the family could enjoy.

  32. I’d love to win this for my boy! I think both him and his dad would have fun with it. It’s waterproof, that’s always a bonus in this house!!

  33. I love that its an all terrain type of toy and id love to win because ive been eyeing these little things

  34. I think this is a cool interactive toy and would be great to bring on vacay to keep kids busy in the vehicle and on the road!

  35. I would love to win because it looks like a lot of fun for the kids to enjoy, especially since summer break is almost here. I love that it’s waterproof and that it’s interactive 🙂

  36. I am not sure who would enjoy this more… me or the kids! looks fun and I love that it’s waterproof

  37. I have a friend who is a techie game junkie and would go nuts for this! I love that it is interactive!

  38. I would love to win this because it looks like so much fun and my favourite feature is that it lights up.

  39. I would love to win this for my nephew he could use it everywhere. I like that it is water proof.

  40. I am entering your giveaway.
    In response to your questions of
    Why would you like to win? and What is your favourite Sphero feature?
    I would like to win the Sphero 2.0 Tech Gadget because this looks like something i could have fun with and
    my favourite feature is that Sphero is waterproof.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. I love that it is waterproof. I can see adults loving this too and being entertained for long periods of time! I can also see playing with it camping, while you are waiting for breakfast to be ready.

  42. Want. Really really want. I want to see my 1 year old chance it around. Is that mean? LOL

  43. I would like to win because summer break is driving me kinda nuts already, I love how they can entertain themselves.

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