A cool interactive experience for kids.
It wasn’t too long ago that I saw my first Sphero robot. It was fun to play with although a little tough to get used to movement-wise. That experience was with the first generation Sphero and since that time, the company has branched out into licensed devices like the droids from Star Wars. When I had the opportunity to try out Spider-man by Sphero I thought, “How cool! My very own superhero!” As it turns out, Spider-man is a really great learning opporunity for kids.
Spider-man is designed to be an interactive companion. The device stands approximately 8 inches tall and weighs roughly 1 pound. It is iOS and Android compatible (with app download) and features Bluetooth Smart BLE connection. The character has a built-in microphone, high-fidelity speaker, and 3D accelerometer for interactivity with the user. It’s easy to clean and handle because it has a premium silicone exterior and it will survive for 2 hours of play on a full charge (charging base included). Set-up through the app is very, very easy. Once the app is downloaded, Spider-man uses Bluetooth to connect directly to your phone and then through your phone to your home WiFi.