During this week, there were several marketing articles about the new line of toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This line of toys will have, among other things, action figures and LEGO sets. But the toy that it’s making all the buzz it’s the miniature BB-8, a customized version of Sphero’s ball toy with Star Wars paint and a “head” that bobs around and stays on top of the ball as it rolls along.
To control the BB-8 you will nee a special app for your Android our iOS device.
With this app, you will be able to direct control via a video game-style virtual pad, an autonomous “patrol mode” that lets the little DROID roam freely, and a holographic messaging function.
You can also record a video on your phone and then point the camera towards the droid, then watch a “help me Obi-Wan” message via augmented reality. However, the voice control feature won’t be available for Android.
The BB-8 charges up with a neat custom base and connects via Bluetooth. Then you will need a Bluetooth Smart-compatible device running Android 4.4 or later, and 140MB of free space. As for the price, this toy will be available for $150.