CES 2014: Orbotix Sphero 2B is quicker, enjoys add-ons

by Gareth Mankoo

Orbotix love CES and definitely look forward to it being an auspicious time to release their expensive toys. The Sphero 2B is yet another smartphone-controlled toy that is faster than the previous rendition. What’s more is you can now add a interchangeable parts. Out at CES the company has displayed some colorful, alternate silicon wrappers for extra traction. Probably it is for those who love building a rougher terrain for their Spheros. Now, when we said ‘faster’ you may have well envisioned a slight improvement in speed. In fact, the speed bump is now to 14 miles per hour, that’s double the speed of the Sphero 2. You can control the ball with your smartphone from distances of up to 30 meters away, thanks to Bluetooth LE.

The Orbotix Sphero 2B is expected to ship this fall at a price below $100. The customizable add-ons will be announced in coming months.

[Via – The-Verge]

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