We Tried It: Sphero 2.0

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When we got the opportunity to try out Sphero 2.0, I was super excited! My kids both love their games and their apps and their iPads – but how about a robotic ball that can be controlled by an app on a phone or tablet? One that changes colours, does tricks, and can even be programmed by yourself? Sphero has become something that everyone in our family loves and can’t wait to get their hands on!

 What is Sphero 2.0?

It’s a sophisticated, programmable robot housed in a polycarbonate shell that is so durable you can stand on it! It’s waterproof, dirt proof, and slobber-proof (from dogs or drooling babies!). There are over 20 apps that are available for free download for IOS or Android that allow you to play with Sphero. Some games allow you to control Sphero, making it do tricks, driving it up ramps, or playing wicked zombie killing games. Other games have you hold Sphero in your hand and use it as a joystick, or play fun colour matching games. 

Check out all the games on their website here, and be sure to check out my personal favourite: The Rolling Dead!

This little ball is so quick that I’ve yet to use it on its’ highest speed! It can go up to 7 feet per second and has a Bluetooth range of 100 feet  – that’s crazy! Our toddler is completely amazed with it – first he spends a lot of time following it around and then running from it, but then he watches his sister play with it on the iPad and is learning the different games as well.

My 8 year old has Sphero completely figured out. We read the simple instructions out of the box, turned it on by tapping it twice, and it started flashing different colours. Once connected, we named it Turbo. From there it was easy to figure out the different apps – it was so much fun trying out the different programmed tricks and using the drawing app to draw out different letters and shapes! (Check out all the games here!) Sphero 2.0 also comes with ramps so you can set up an obstacle course in your own home!

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Sphero is also preparing out kids for the future, by bringing together programmable robotics with teachers and children at a young age. It shows kids (of all ages!) that there’s no robotic experience necessary to learn how to program a robot! Just a few lessons and you, too, can program your own Sphero. This is such an important mission, especially as a mom of an 8 year old girl – giving a child the power of being able to program their own toy is almost unbelievable. Imagine the possibilities!

Check out this short video of my daughter having some fun with Sphero & her brother!:

Perfect for Father’s Day  – or Just Because…!

An awesome present for dad’s everywhere, this toy brings families together in ways that other video game systems don’t. You will find yourself jumping, running, and getting involved with Sphero and your friends and family around you. Everyone becomes intrigued by this toy – everyone has so much fun playing with it! And thinking of a long, hot summer with a bored kid? The Sphero is perfect because it can entertain inside, outside, or in the pool! (How about making your dad this Father’s Day card!)

Sphero 2.0 is on sale right now, just in time for Father’s Day and Graduations! Regularly priced at $130, Sphero 2.0 is currently on sale for $99 from May 16th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014.

sphero-fathers-dayYou can also purchase Sphero on Amazon US or Amazon Canada.

Sphero 2.0 has won many awards and is a PTPA winner. Connect with Sphero 2.0 on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Vimeo!

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WIN A SPHERO 2.0

I am so thrilled to announce this Sphero 2.0 Giveaway! It is open to all residents of Canada and the US and ends June 13th, 2014 at 6:00 PM PST. Get ready to discover endless ways to play with Sphero!

Disclosure: As a Sphero 2.0 Brand Ambassador I received the product for the purpose of this review. All views expressed above are my own and I only write about products that I truly love. This one’s pretty awesome!

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74 Comments

  1. May 30, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    I just think they look like so much fun!

  2. Laura M
    May 30, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    That zombie game is enough for me to want this! Let alone the fact that a remote controlled ball is pretty cool

  3. seham merzib
    May 31, 2014 / 6:43 am

    My kids would have lot of fun!

  4. Suzanne G
    May 31, 2014 / 7:22 am

    I would love to win this as it looks like so much fun and I know my grandkids will love it also.

  5. May 31, 2014 / 9:23 am

    My kids love engineering and robotics and would think this was so much fun!

  6. Brandee H
    May 31, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    I think my husband would love to play this our son. A lot of fun!

  7. Chelsea P
    May 31, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    We love our family and we love zombies. What a cool way to combine the two!

  8. Dianne Arsenault
    June 1, 2014 / 5:32 am

    Entertaining toy. Looks like it would be fun!

  9. Amy Heffernan
    June 1, 2014 / 7:01 am

    I would love to win for my son. I think he would really enjoy this. We all would! 🙂

  10. Marlene V.
    June 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    I love how unique it is — I have never seen anything like it! My kids would love this.

  11. Anne Derkat
    June 1, 2014 / 9:22 am

    My grandkids would love this.

  12. natasha severson
    June 1, 2014 / 10:33 am

    i’d like to win because this looks pretty awesome! I’ve never seen one before until now!

  13. suzi
    June 1, 2014 / 10:35 am

    I think it looks like fun and we’d get a kick out of it together!

  14. June 1, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Looks like a great family activity! Would be great for our Monday night family time!

  15. Erin W
    June 1, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I want to win because I think that this would be a great gift for my hubs for his brithday! He’d love it!

  16. Patrick Malone
    June 1, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Because it is freaking awesome!

  17. May
    June 1, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I would love to win this to gift to my niece, it looks like fun!

  18. Jim
    June 1, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    I wanna say that I want this for my two cats who already love to chasing things, but honestly, this will be my toy. Hopefully I am lucky and this is my fathers day present to me.

  19. michelle tremblett
    June 1, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    My kids would love this, looks like so much fun !

  20. June 1, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I will say my kids would love it but truthfully I want to play with it too.

  21. Silvia D
    June 1, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    looks like so much fun. It is interactive and can be played anywhere, indoor outdoors.would get family and friends involved!

  22. Dawn S
    June 1, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    I would love to win because I would make a very special nerd in my life very happy by giving it to him!

  23. Nancy
    June 1, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    Looks like hours of fun. My kids would love this…and yes so would I.

  24. Jody D
    June 2, 2014 / 8:55 am

    My best friend is a big dog nut and I know this would be a great hit!

  25. Shanna
    June 2, 2014 / 9:28 am

    I have never seen anything like this. My kids would LOVE this.

  26. nicolthepickle
    June 2, 2014 / 9:33 am

    This is so cool! I think it would be fun for my family to try. My daughters and my Dh would be fascinated.

  27. Kayla Gilbert
    June 2, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I’d like to win because my daughter would love to play with this!

  28. Gillian Morgan
    June 2, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    I;d love to win this because I think my niece would love to play with this

  29. Crystal Englot
    June 2, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I think this is so cool my whole family would have a blast with this! I think my husband would probably hog it from my son lol

  30. shauna wyspianski
    June 2, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I have never seen this before. I think this would be great at amusing my kids and probably myself too!

  31. Phil
    June 3, 2014 / 6:09 am

    I just showed it to my son online and he just wants to keep seeing it over and over…..I can assume he is in love with it already.

  32. Brenda Penton
    June 3, 2014 / 7:05 am

    I’d love to win this for my sons. I think they would enjoy playing around with it.

  33. eleanor
    June 3, 2014 / 7:58 am

    My son would love to play with this. It looks so cool!

  34. GARRY S
    June 3, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    FOR MY GRANDSON

  35. Edmond
    June 3, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Like totally, it is rad, awesome & narly dude. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Now that is what I am talking about. It is by far the best in the industry in terms of value, price, quality, selections, etc. Two big giant thumbs up.

  36. Amy
    June 3, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    I love new technology and showing my friends what is new !

  37. Stephanie Poole
    June 4, 2014 / 8:23 am

    My daughter loves unique toys like this and seeing how they work. Looks like fun!

  38. lavothas
    June 4, 2014 / 10:14 am

    Who wouldn’t want a small robo ball

  39. Surendene Jeyaratnarajah
    June 4, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    I would like to give it as a gift to someone. Thanks for the incredible giveaway! 😀

  40. Angela Mitchell
    June 4, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Great review! This looks so fun and something everyone in the family can enjoy. I know my husband and daughter would have fun together figuring it all out.

  41. JaimeeM
    June 4, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I love everything you can do with Sphero! Ive seen so many reviews on this neat gadget that winning one would make my day 🙂

  42. Sherry K
    June 4, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Hours of fun when the family gets together

  43. Nancy J Montgomery
    June 5, 2014 / 12:49 am

    It looks like fun.

  44. Maegan Morin
    June 5, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    I think that its something that the whole family would have a lot of fun with!

  45. Jennifer L
    June 6, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    My husband & my daughter would love this!

  46. amber Y
    June 6, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    I’d love to win because i think i’d have a lot of fun with it!!

  47. Colleen Boudreau
    June 8, 2014 / 11:12 am

    They look like so much fun!

  48. Wendy hutton
    June 8, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Love that it has over 20 apps, this is something my son would love

  49. heather e.g. kaufman
    June 9, 2014 / 8:14 am

    We would love to take this camping!

  50. lucy
    June 9, 2014 / 11:57 am

    it looks so much fun!

  51. Hailey Bond
    June 10, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I would love to win this because it looks like my daughter would really enjoy it!

  52. Denise Elliott
    June 10, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    my daughters friend has one and both of my kids are fascinated by it we would love to win

  53. Dawn S.
    June 10, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    This looks so cool – I have definitely never seen anything similar to it!

  54. June 11, 2014 / 9:38 am

    that looks awesome! would be a fun game to take on vacation & play in the car!

  55. Bailey Dexter
    June 11, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    My grandkids would have so much fun at my house playing the zombie game with Nana! lol

  56. Meghan
    June 12, 2014 / 10:14 am

    I’d love to win because my husband and two toddlers would get a kick out of this ball!

  57. Teresa Thompson
    June 12, 2014 / 11:01 am

    My grandkids would have a blast with it.

  58. Crystal
    June 12, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    What a fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids!

  59. Sarah Cool
    June 12, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    I would love to win this because its SO unique and I know the whole family would have fun with it

  60. Sky Evans
    June 12, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I’d love a Sphero since they look cool.

  61. Robyn Bellefleur
    June 13, 2014 / 5:48 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She would have tons of fun with this.

  62. H.E. DeLuna
    June 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I would love to win the Sphero 2.0 because not only would I love to play with it but I can see my cats playing with it as well.

  63. liz l
    June 13, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    I think my husband would love this

  64. tracy webb
    June 13, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    My grand kids would love this.

  65. June 14, 2014 / 1:51 am

    My kids would have a blast with this!

  66. suzanne
    June 14, 2014 / 7:16 am

    It would be fun to play with.

  67. darci
    June 14, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    The Sphere is super cool and we could easily take it on holidays and it would be a good thing for the drive down and fun in the evenings!

  68. Serge B
    June 15, 2014 / 7:40 am

    It would keep my kids occupied this summer!

  69. Darwin
    June 15, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I would love to win this because it looks incredibly fun and I think it would keep the kids active and entertained!

  70. Thomas Murphy
    June 15, 2014 / 11:55 am

    I want to win this because it looks like fun and my kids would love it.

  71. Amanda Sakovitz
    June 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    It looks like it would be a blast!

  72. June 15, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    So cool! My husband might like this more than my daughter 🙂

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