Reviews & Giveaways

Come to the Darkside!

Last year I introduced you to Sphero, a fun remote-controlled round toy that is played using a tablet or phone. Now, there’s a new app-enabled racing toy on the market that is pretty cool in looks and with great new features as well. Get ready for Darkside!

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Devious.Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Few have the strength to command the dark powers bound within this robot. This is Darkside – an electrical beast that draws its energy from unrestrained competition and reckless abandon. Command this app-enabled robot with these forces to unleash its unrivaled power. But take heed – the Darkside will overpower anything standing in the way of victory – including its master. You have been warned.

Darkside rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth SMART with a range of up to 100 feet. Turn on a dime with Nubby Tires or take them off to drift like a street racer. Darkside also comes with a bonus set of Turbo Tires and Flux Hubs so you can customize performance. Powered by USB charging, Darkside’s LED’s glow in customizable colors as it spins, drifts and flips with app-powered tricks.

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Setting up Darkside is really easy {the girls decided ours was appropriately named Darth Vader}. Just download the app {iOS & Android compatible} and it walks you through just a few steps to connect and play. There’s great demos to start with and then games and tricks once you start playing.

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Once connected to your smartphone or tablet, it has a range of up to 100 feet and can race up to 22km/hr. Darkside is charged through USB and comes with a set of Turbo Tires and Flux Hubs, so you can master any terrain imaginable. 

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This sinister Darkside, twists and spins jumps – which makes for high action fun. I know this isn’t made for pets, but seeing our puppy interact with darkside is entertainment in itself. Poor puppy has definitely met the Darkside!

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Darkside has a really strong durable shell which protects it from bangs and drops, plus it has LED lighting which looks cool in the dark. The girls love to play with this in the evenings, room to room in darkness.

It’s not uncommon for me to see a flash of light whip past me – watch out for Darkside! you’re well protected and the LED lights mean driving at night…and more possibilities!



I received product to facilitate this post, Opinions are always my own


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  1. My oldest grandson loves all kinds of technology so I am sure this would really appeal to him.

  2. WOW! The Darkside is really neat! I bet your puppy is hilarious to watch with it! It’s so neat that it twists and spins jumps. I can just imagine this led light rolling by me in the dark. I think it would be fun for the whole family but it would definitely keep hubby entertained for hours! Super fun review and giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  3. my son would love this, and I’m not going to lie but I’m sure I would enjoy playing with this as well 😀

  4. I think my nephew is the obvious, but the secret truth is my husband would just love it.

  5. Between my Hubby and my grandson it would be a toss up lol … would be awesome for them to spend quality time together playing with this ! thanks for the chance 🙂

  6. My Son would love to have the Darkside. He’s into things like this. I would love to be able to give it to him.

  7. I would love the Darkside. I cannot help but get giddy over finding out about this thing. Annoy my cats, puzzle friends dogs. Freak people out… loads of fun.

  8. I think my dad would get a kick out of it. and then my nieces would beg him to teach them how to use it!

  9. I’d love this, as would all my adult children and all of my grandchildren. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this 🙂

  10. I guess the expected answer is my son would love this but really… my Dad would go nuts for this!

  11. I think my grand nephew would love Sphero and play it with his friends. It is a special giveaway.

  12. I think my Grand nephew would love to play Sphero with his friends. This is a special giveawayl

  13. It’s hard to say in my house who would be more excited about this, my husband or kids.

  14. My nieces would love this! I’m sure my older daughter would too, but I would gift it to her older cousins because they are harder to buy for.

  15. It would be a toss up in my house…husband and son would likely play together with it

  16. I would love to win one because my son has been asking for an Ollie since they first came out. Our Sphero also just died!

  17. I would actually enjoy the Darkside the most! I’m a kid at heart and love to play with anything that’s remote controlled. I’ve seen the other Sphero and wanted it as soon as I saw it. I hope I win your awesome giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  18. my husband! the kids would have to beg him to let them play with it lol 🙂

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