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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2016, 10:50 AM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

You're in luck. They are making a wearable controller.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2016, 03:13 PM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

You're in luck. They are making a wearable controller.

That looks awesome.  This is a must have.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2016, 11:32 PM »
One of the best kind of toys from The Force Awakens indeed.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #33 on: April 6, 2016, 12:28 AM »
New feature added today.  You can now watch the movie with your BB-8.  There are pop-ups on the pohone identifying characters when they come on screen, BB-8 will act surprised during action sequences and look away when something scares him.

My 5 year old thought it was pretty cool.  I agree with him!  :D
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2016, 01:35 PM »
New feature added today.  You can now watch the movie with your BB-8.  There are pop-ups on the phone identifying characters when they come on screen, BB-8 will act surprised during action sequences and look away when something scares him.

My 5 year old thought it was pretty cool.  I agree with him!  :D

So you have to be watching the movie on your phone/tablet? 
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2016, 08:53 PM »
No.  I think the phone or tablet picks up the sound of the movie and BB-8 reacts.  You just have to have the app on and BB-8 on his charger.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Daily Deal at EE today will get you Sphero BB-8 for $117 with free shipping too!
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2016, 09:14 AM »
Finally caved on this thing for $95 yesterday during Amazon Prime Day. Should be here tomorrow. I have a little bit of buyer's remorse, but I'm sure I'll wind up loving it.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #38 on: September 2, 2016, 06:28 PM »
Finally got this up and running for my son.  I was sorely disappointed to find that he couldn't get the ap for his Kindle.   >:(  We have a shared I-pad for the family that he is using instead, but would be far more convenient to have on his own device.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #39 on: September 3, 2016, 04:57 PM »
I saw the ad for the force band a couple of days ago.  I might have to pick this up!  :D
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #40 on: October 7, 2016, 08:48 AM »
I used the Target coupon and bought the force band thinger.  I haven't spent too much time with it, but its kind of neat.  Not sure it was worth the $80 retail price. 

Its got a bunch of app interactive games on there and you can mostly control bb-8 with hand motions.  I might need more practice, but its a little crude to control for me at this point.  The kids absolutely loved it though.  They loved learning the hand motions and pretending to use voice commands to bb-8 like they would a dog.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2017, 02:02 PM »
Question for those who have the Force Band...do you still need to run the app on your phone or does it control BB-8 independently?
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2017, 03:55 PM »
If I recall you need the app to enable the Force Band, but once you get it set up, synched, etc., you can just use the Force Band to control BB-8.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #43 on: April 4, 2017, 11:22 PM »
There's a new update to the app that dropped today.  Now BB-8 will watch Rogue One with you.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2017, 09:32 AM »
Does anyone know if the walmart interactive R2 interacts with the sphero BB-8?