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Testseek.com have collected 31 expert reviews of the Orbotix Sphero and the average rating is 72%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Orbotix Sphero.
 
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The editors liked

  • A truly unique toyWorks with both Android and iOSEspecially fun to use with dogs and other pets
  • The next generation of the RC toy has arrived. Well made and innovative. Easy to pair with iPhone and works seamlessly. Builtin HowTo videos make it easy for new users to get the hang of playing with Ollie. Perfect device for engineers to customize
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  • Well made
  • - Interesting concept/design
  • - Works with iOS and Android devices
  • - Inductive charging
  • - 50 ft range
  • - Zippy
  • - 20+ Sphero applications
  • Can keep pets and infants occupied for a long time
  • The internal LED can change to pretty much any color you'd like
  • The induction charger is a unique idea
  • Fun to play with. Easy setup. Cool compatible apps. Wireless control and charging.

The editors didn't like

  • ExpensiveNovelty wears off quicklySluggish steering
  • A bit pricey. Beyond the tricks and spins
  • Darkside Ollie can get boring if you don't go the customization route
  • Expensive
  • - Three hours to fully charge
  • - May not hold ones interest very long
  • Extremely expensive for what it does
  • Gets boring pretty quickly
  • Severely limited by the apps available
  • Pricey. Controls can be a bit clumsy. Limited app selection

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  Published: 2015-02-02, Author: Ali , review by: chipchick.com

  • The next generation of the RC toy has arrived. Well made and innovative. Easy to pair with iPhone and works seamlessly. Builtin HowTo videos make it easy for new users to get the hang of playing with Ollie. Perfect device for engineers to customize, The
  • A bit pricey. Beyond the tricks and spins, Darkside Ollie can get boring if you don't go the customization route
  • I enjoyed playing with Darkside for an hour and then once I exhausted all the tricks and made the dog bark enough times at it, I was done. Perhaps I'm just not the right audience for it. I do know however that this is a robot of choice for a lot of en...

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  Published: 2014-09-04, Author: Mario , review by: gizmodo.com

  • Abstract:  Ollie is the latest phone-controlled toy from the developers behind the Sphero robotic ball. For Ollie, the team actually reduced the toy's functionality so that it's basically just a super fast cylinder. It races around on two wheels, spinning, jumping...

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  Published: 2013-04-17, Author: Paul , review by: technabob.com

  • Abstract:  I first saw the Sphero robotic ball about 2 years ago at CES, but I never really got a chance to play with one hands-on until now. When I first saw it in action, all I wanted to say was “Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.” This little orb is packed with cool te...

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  Published: 2013-03-29, Author: Eugene , review by: pcmag.com

  • Fun to play with. Easy setup. Cool compatible apps. Wireless control and charging.
  • Pricey. Controls can be a bit clumsy. Limited app selection
  • The Orbotix Sphero is a neat little remote controlled robotic ball, and while it has some interesting uses when paired with your phone or tablet, it's a bit too expensive for what it is....

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  Published: 2012-12-10, review by: the-gadgeteer.com

  • Well made, - Interesting concept/design, - Works with iOS and Android devices, - Inductive charging, - 50 ft range, - Zippy, - 20+ Sphero applications
  • Expensive, - Three hours to fully charge, - May not hold ones interest very long

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  Published: 2012-08-29, Author: Chelsea , review by: mashable.com

  • Abstract:  Think your smartphone can do it all? Maybe so. Especially now that you can use it to remotely control a robotic toy.Sphero is a robotic ball controlled by an iOS or Android device. Although the Sphero itself has only been on the market for a couple of mon...

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  Published: 2012-08-22, review by: blogcritics.org

  • Abstract:  Growing up, I was a huge fan of remote control cars (I assume I would have been a huge fan of RC planes and helicopters and boats too, I just never owned any so I can't say for certain). There is something excellent about holding a remote in your han...

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  Published: 2012-08-08, Author: Staff , review by: gadgetreview.com

  • Can keep pets and infants occupied for a long time, The internal LED can change to pretty much any color you'd like, The induction charger is a unique idea
  • Extremely expensive for what it does, Gets boring pretty quickly, Severely limited by the apps available
  • Staff 2.5 5.0 The Sphero has a LOT of potential behind it, but limited apps and poor control are ho...

 
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  Published: 2012-07-05, review by: ilounge.com

  • When rating Sphero, our editors didn’t just want to regurgitate the most obvious, conventional wisdom that prevailed when the product began to ship in limited quantities—that it was cool but too expensive—yet six months after early units began to ship...

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  Published: 2012-03-20, review by: macworld.com

  • Abstract:  There’s something endearing about a tiny, remote-controlled toy. It’s nearly impossible not to love the way it romps around your carpet, gets stuck under your desk, and antagonizes your housepets. We got our hands on three little robotic friends that c...

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