Sphero launches Ollie, its next-generation app-controlled robot toy

By: InnovatioNews Friday September 5, 2014 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Ian Bernstein, Ollie, Sphero

 

BOULDER - Sphero, a leader in connected play, announced the launch of its next-generation app-controlled robot, Ollie.

Initially introduced as Sphero 2B at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, Ollie takes connected play to the next level by combining technology Sphero 2.0 is known for with innovative controls and integrated game play for a whole new experience, the company said.

Engineered for high-performance driving and tricks, Ollie can:

  • Travel up to 14 mph with complete control and agility

  • Execute tricks including spin, drift, jump and flip moves

  • Through applications, provide automatic feedback and points based on the difficulty of maneuvers and tricks


 

"With Ollie, we've thrust forward the core experience of Sphero 2.0, steering focus from varied game play to pure driving," said Ian Bernstein, Sphero co-creator. "Taking a nod from skateboarding culture, Ollie is a complete adrenaline junkie that rockets around at floor-warping speeds and does ridiculous tricks."

Sphero said users will be able to customize Ollie with a collection of accessories and parts launching in time for the holiday season.

Ollie is now available at www.gosphero.com and will ship worldwide beginning Sept. 15 for $99.

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