New Star Wars droid is controlled via phone

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Over the years, Star Wars has lived on screen and in your imagination.  Fans have been captivated time and time again by adventures, taken to extraordinary new worlds, and introduced to heroes (and villains) that you’d never forget.

Sphero has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens into your home.  Enter BB-8:  the app-enabled Droid whose movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. BB-8 is your very own Astromech Droid, and his traits begin to shine the second he wakes up. He is playful, personable, and true to the Star Wars galaxy.

BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play.

Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when given voice commands.

If he is left idle for too long, BB-8 will playfully attempt to get your attention. BB-8’s advanced “traitware” makes all of these actions possible.

This is not a toy, this is a Droid! Your Droid is ready to be guided by you or to start exploring your surroundings on its own.

Set it to Patrol and watch your Droid make the rounds autonomously, guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.

BB-8 is now available worldwide through and at retailers including Apple, Amazon, Brookstone, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Marbles: The Brain Store, and more.