For the kids in your life (even if that secretly means yourself), here's a cool little gadget which will likely provide a great deal of entertainment. It's called the Sphero Ollie, and it's basically a small robot that you can remote-control with your Android (or iOS) device.
Ollie is currently on sale at Amazon for just $83.74 (which is $16 off the regular price). The little rolling companion comes in a variety of colors and is available for free Amazon Prime shipping.
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Here's a link to the Amazon offer to snag yours: Amazon
- Launch the app, then touch your Bluetooth Smart enabled Device to your Ollie. Follow the on-screen tutorials and Learn the basics of how to aim and drive your Ollie. Driving like a Pro takes a little patience, but so does anything else worth doing.
- Tackle the toughest terrain with total confidence. Ollie's polycarbonate shell protects the Electric motor, while the cutting-edge design repels water. This rough-and-tumble robot is built to take on anything that Stands in the way.
- Ollie is an electrically propelled computer with Onboard intelligence that gives you real-time feedback on tricks. You can also program Ollie using the Sphero Macro lab app. If you leave this robot Idle for too long, it may get a mind of its own.
- Swipe, tap, or hold the gesture pad to make Ollie perform different tricks. With hundreds of trick combos to Discover and master, you'll constantly be challenged to push your skills.
- You have the power to adjust Ollie's speed, handling and acceleration. With the option to use drift wheels or grip Tires, you control your driving experience from start to finish.