Posted by Adam on August 31, 2017 at 11:06 PM CST
By now you should have read the press release for Sphero's latest products, and now it's time for more details on each. First up is the original astromech, R2-D2.


R2-D2™ App-Enabled Droid™

R2-D2™ is an astromech droid in the Rebel Alliance from a galaxy far, far away.... The specialized tech in R2-D2 is unlike any other droid, making it as authentic as the trusty Artoo you've come to know and love. Control your droid with your smart device or watch it patrol on its own. Artoo's signature front and rear LED lights are fully functional, and an integrated speaker means the beeps and boops come right from R2-D2 itself.

R2-D2 is a skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant with many features to interact with and explore. Explore the Star Wars™ galaxy, roam iconic ship interiors, and more through augmented reality. Watch Artoo interact with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero, and view films from the Star Wars saga with R2-D2 reacting by your side. This iconic droid has been brought to life like never before.

• Authentic Movement - Drive Artoo, go from bipod to tripod stances, or trigger emotive waddles.
• Holographic Simulation - Explore the Star Wars™ galaxy, roam iconic ship interiors, and more.
• Droid to Droid Experience - Watch R2-D2 interact with other Star Wars™ App-enabled Droids.
• Watch With Me - View films from the Star Wars saga with R2-D2 by your side.
• Authentic LEDs - Artoo's signature front and rear lights are fully functional.
• Integrated Speaker - The beeps and boops come right from R2-D2 itself.

What's in the Box:
• R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid
• USB Charging Cord
• Legal Guide

Tech Specs:
• iOS & Android compatible
• Durable plastic shell
• LED Lights
• Bluetooth connection (100 foot range)
• USB charging (over 1 hour of play on a full charge)
• Integrated Speaker
• 3D Accelerometer
• Free App: Star Wars App-Enabled Droids by Sphero app available through iTunes or Google Play
• Height: 17 cm / Width: 10.8 cm / Weight ~370 g


Get a closer look at R2-D2 in the image gallery.





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