Cats everywhere will have to start sleeping with both eyes open, as toy robot ball maker Sphero has announced the Sphero 2B, a $100 smartphone accessory/robot that will be controlled wirelessly from an iOS or Android app. The new kitty terror will be available in the fall.
Cheaper than its Sphero 2.0 predecessor, the Sphero 2B was unveiled at CES 2014, and it’s going to offer “high-speed tricks and jumps,” – the device will reach speeds of up to 14 feet per second – tumbles and various visual effects. Additionally, the toy will be completely customizable, allowing users to change tires and accessories in order to adapt it to different outdoor conditions.
Sphero says the new 2B robot will be “totally programmable,” with users having the ability to instruct the bot to do numerous things, but did not go into details. There will also be multiplayer game support, with each player requiring their own iOS/Android device with app, and their own Sphero 2B.
More details can be had at the Sphero 2B website.