Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

Sep 8, 2017

Category: Tech

As most of you will likely remember, Sphero is the company that brought to life the toy versions of BB-8 from The Force Awakens and, more recently, Lightning McQueen from cars. Now, they’re back at it again (to coincide with the upcoming release of The Last Jedi) with everyone’s favorite Astromech, R2-D2.

In similar fashion to their other releases, the little tabletop droid can be controlled entirely with your choice of mobile device thanks to the included app. But Sphero has also added a few R2-D2-specific quirks, like the ability to switch between tri- and bipedal stances, emotive waddles, and a litany of lights and authentic sounds. It will also interact accordingly with the brand’s other droids, be that BB-8 or the First Order’s BB-9E, or any of the films – should you want to watch them alongside the little robot. This is about the closest we may ever get to actually owning a real Star Wars droid. It retails for $180.

Purchase: $180

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