Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

At a Glance

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  • Orbotix Sphero 2.0
    $130.00

    With more speed and a couple dozen compatible apps, Sphero 2.0 is our favorite smartphone-controlled toy.

At a Glance

With more speed and a couple dozen compatible apps, Sphero 2.0 is our favorite smartphone-controlled toy.

Price when rated: $130

Pros

  • Works in water, survives drops and bumps, rolls down stairs.
  • Brighter LED and faster motor.
  • 25 additional apps add tons of value and replayability.
  • Fun for kids of all ages.

Cons

  • Some of the apps get old quickly or require two Spheros.
  • Occasionally drops the Bluetooth connection, but re-pairing is easy.
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