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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2017, 01:32 PM »
I don't think so.  They are made by two different companies.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #46 on: September 1, 2017, 12:04 PM »
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #47 on: September 4, 2017, 09:33 PM »
I don't know much about the sphero stuff but the Jedi wrist link thing was only $20 at Walmart this weekend here.  1/4 retail isn't bad so I got one.  🤷‍♂️  Maybe I'll buy a droid some day.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2017, 12:03 PM »
I received the Sphero R2-D2 for Christmas and it is awesome!  It's in scale with the BB-8 so it's pretty much in scale with any 1/6th scale figure.  I'd love to see some comparison shots with the Sideshow R2-D2 that came out a few years ago.  I love that the sounds are internal so it doesn't need my phone to make noise like the BB-8...my only gripe about the BB-8.  There are also some preset moves/reactions that are great...especially the "shot by the Jawas" one that has him fall over!

If you were on the fence about getting one, I'd say go for it!
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2017, 10:45 PM »
Man I want one of those.  I got the wristband thing to control it for like $20.  Youre tempting me on this even more. :-\
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2017, 11:36 PM »
I found a setting that when their idle and on their chargers, they will interact with each other.  As I type this, R2-D2 and BB-8 are having a conversation! 

The BB-8 sounds are coming from R2-D2 as well!
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« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2017, 10:20 PM »
I need to get that wristband. I got BB-8 on clearance and was kind of disappointed in it since it doesn't work well on carpet. It's basically a big paperweight for me
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2017, 01:08 AM »
I ordered R2Q5 tonight because F it, it was only $100 at Best Buy.  And my buddy has R2D2 so I figure why not?  I wanted this for Xmas but apparently Im too old for toys, or so Im told.  Often.

Im kinda curious if theyll interact.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2017, 10:03 AM »
Can you operate all three independently if you've got three phones/tablets?   I've had BB-8 for two years, but my three kids would probably get a kick out of racing all three around at the same time if I picked up R2 and BB-9E.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2017, 12:22 PM »
I ordered R2Q5 tonight because F it, it was only $100 at Best Buy.  And my buddy has R2D2 so I figure why not?  I wanted this for Xmas but apparently Im too old for toys, or so Im told.  Often.

Im kinda curious if theyll interact.

The app has an interact feature where you can set it to interact with humans in the room, or with nearby droids.  BB-8 will interact, but it cannot initiate the interaction.



Can you operate all three independently if you've got three phones/tablets?   I've had BB-8 for two years, but my three kids would probably get a kick out of racing all three around at the same time if I picked up R2 and BB-9E.

If you have three devices, you can control all three independently, the app can only directly control one droid at a time.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #55 on: January 1, 2018, 01:56 PM »
Can you operate all three independently if you've got three phones/tablets?   I've had BB-8 for two years, but my three kids would probably get a kick out of racing all three around at the same time if I picked up R2 and BB-9E.

I received and e-mail from sphero stating the new app can have all three droids in patrol mode simultaneously.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2018, 10:53 AM »
Sphero BB-8 now $79!

If you are more of an OT purist:

R2-D2 is only $99!
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