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Orbotix Sphero

£99.99
  • Robotic ball gaming system that you control with your smartphone or tablet
  • Roll it, race it, or challenge yourself. Uses Bluetooth, with a 50+ foot range
  • Reach speeds of up to 3 feet per second with gyro and accelerometer
  • Over 20+ Apps & games available through iTunes & Android marketplace's
  • Multi-colored LED light, capable of producing 256 colours  

Need it in a hurry? Order in the next and select the Express Delivery option for delivery by Only £4.99.

Free standard delivery to UK Mainland on this product! Arrives in 3 - 5 working days.

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Introducing the Orbotix Sphero! Sphero is the world's first robotic ball gaming system that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. Roll it, race it, or challenge yourself with Drive, Golf and more. Your experience changes with every new app. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. Single and multi-player apps let you engage in the virtual world and play in the real one. It's the ball evolved.

Using Bluetooth Technology, the Sphero is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device and can be played as quickly as you can download a gaming app. The Robotic ball has over a 50 foot range and can reach speeds of up to 3 feet per second. It has precise control thanks to the internal guidance system including gyro and accelerometer.

100% summer compatible, from the beach to the bonfire - Sphero is ready for any adventure. Take your gaming experience outside and race it down the boardwalk, through the sand, even through water! Play handheld and multiplayer games around the campfire, compete in a game of TAG at the park, or take your Sphero for a swim in the pool.

How much tech can you pack in a 3 inch sphere? Here's the scientific bit - start with a sensor network multi-axis rate gyro and accelerometer fused together with the same kind of math that took Apollo to the Moon. Power it with lithium polymer batteries that are inductively recharged through the shell and add a Bluetooth-based command and control data link. Finally, mix in over-the-air firmware updates and internally sandboxed language extensions and you have a true robot that is an intelligent component of a smartphone app-based gaming, learning, and human-machine interaction system. Driving Sphero from the central app is just the start. An open API for iOS and Android invites developers around the world to dive right in. Oh, and Sphero is just fun.

Over 20+ apps are available for download, through iTunes Appstore and Android Marketplace, including:

  • Sphero Drive - The Driving App built just for Sphero
    Drive Sphero with joystick, tilt, or old-school remote controls. Create challenging courses, race against friends and family, or turn out the lights for a little night racing.
  • Sphero Chromo - Match the color. Beat the clock.
    Get ready to challenge your coordination and your memory with the first app that lets you use Sphero as a controller. Move Sphero to match the colors on your screen for an entirely new way to challenge yourself. You can choose from six different game modes. Chromo is initially available for iOS only
  • Sphero Macrolab - Unleash Sphero's Inner Robot.
    Create easy, repeatable programs and macros for Sphero. Arrange simple commands and settings in any combination you choose to let Sphero drive autonomously, follow unique patterns, and more. Play your commands, save favorites, and even share them with friends. Multiball capability only available on Android.
  • Sphero Draw N Drive. If you can draw it, Sphero can drive it.
    Use your finger to trace a shape or path on the screen and Sphero will follow it before your eyes. Just give your smartphone or tablet a shake to clear the slate.
  • Sphero Golf -A totally new swing on golf.
    Sphero is the ball and your phone is the club. Pick a jhole then swing your phone or flick a finger to hit.

 What's included?

  • Sphero robotic ball and inductive charging base
  • Quick Start card and user manual
  • Over 20+ free apps available through the iTunes App Store or Google Play

Construction: Inside: Orbotix Smart Robot Outside: Opaque high-impact polycarbonate shell;  

Dimensions: Size: 74mm diameter

System Requirements

  • iOS4 or greater
  • iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations)
  • iPhone 5, 4S, 4, and 3GS
  • iPad 2 and iPad
  • Android Devices with operating system 2.2, 2.3.3+ and 3.0+

Click here to Stuff Magazine's review of the Sphero

The New York Times: "Crazy, clever fun!"

Mac World: "Enough techno-cool to make a geek's heart skip a beat"

President Obama: "Give me some space to drive my ball. That's terriffic!"

Spike: "A new type of gaming system"

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Delivery Options

Standard Tracked Delivery: 3-5 working days, £2.99 or FREE for orders over £40

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, personalised items, or items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: Next available working day, £4.99: Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working days to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £6.99 - Delivered by DHL or DPD, we offer this service at the lowest possible price. You'll need to place your order before 4:30pm on a Friday, and just like our express service, you can follow your order right to your door.

DPD Pick Up - £3.99: We'll deliver your parcel to a local DPD Pick Up point that you select during checkout. They'll notify you when it arrives, and will keep it for 7 days meaning there's plenty of time for you to collect. If your order is placed before 4:30pm your order should be ready within 24 - 48 hours (Monday to Friday). Further details, including specific store opening times, can be found during the checkout process.

Click & Collect - Free: Our Click & Collect service allows you to reserve an item online and then collect it at your nearest Menkind shop. Orders are available either on a same-day or next-day service; we'll let you know when it's ready to collect.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £14.99

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £4.95: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 7-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Introducing the Orbotix Sphero! Sphero is the world's first robotic ball gaming system that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. Roll it, race it, or challenge yourself with Drive, Golf and more. Your experience changes with every new app. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. Single and multi-player apps let you engage in the virtual world and play in the real one. It's the ball evolved.

Using Bluetooth Technology, the Sphero is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device and can be played as quickly as you can download a gaming app. The Robotic ball has over a 50 foot range and can reach speeds of up to 3 feet per second. It has precise control thanks to the internal guidance system including gyro and accelerometer.

100% summer compatible, from the beach to the bonfire - Sphero is ready for any adventure. Take your gaming experience outside and race it down the boardwalk, through the sand, even through water! Play handheld and multiplayer games around the campfire, compete in a game of TAG at the park, or take your Sphero for a swim in the pool.

How much tech can you pack in a 3 inch sphere? Here's the scientific bit - start with a sensor network multi-axis rate gyro and accelerometer fused together with the same kind of math that took Apollo to the Moon. Power it with lithium polymer batteries that are inductively recharged through the shell and add a Bluetooth-based command and control data link. Finally, mix in over-the-air firmware updates and internally sandboxed language extensions and you have a true robot that is an intelligent component of a smartphone app-based gaming, learning, and human-machine interaction system. Driving Sphero from the central app is just the start. An open API for iOS and Android invites developers around the world to dive right in. Oh, and Sphero is just fun.

Over 20+ apps are available for download, through iTunes Appstore and Android Marketplace, including:

  • Sphero Drive - The Driving App built just for Sphero
    Drive Sphero with joystick, tilt, or old-school remote controls. Create challenging courses, race against friends and family, or turn out the lights for a little night racing.
  • Sphero Chromo - Match the color. Beat the clock.
    Get ready to challenge your coordination and your memory with the first app that lets you use Sphero as a controller. Move Sphero to match the colors on your screen for an entirely new way to challenge yourself. You can choose from six different game modes. Chromo is initially available for iOS only
  • Sphero Macrolab - Unleash Sphero's Inner Robot.
    Create easy, repeatable programs and macros for Sphero. Arrange simple commands and settings in any combination you choose to let Sphero drive autonomously, follow unique patterns, and more. Play your commands, save favorites, and even share them with friends. Multiball capability only available on Android.
  • Sphero Draw N Drive. If you can draw it, Sphero can drive it.
    Use your finger to trace a shape or path on the screen and Sphero will follow it before your eyes. Just give your smartphone or tablet a shake to clear the slate.
  • Sphero Golf -A totally new swing on golf.
    Sphero is the ball and your phone is the club. Pick a jhole then swing your phone or flick a finger to hit.

 What's included?

  • Sphero robotic ball and inductive charging base
  • Quick Start card and user manual
  • Over 20+ free apps available through the iTunes App Store or Google Play

Construction: Inside: Orbotix Smart Robot Outside: Opaque high-impact polycarbonate shell;  

Dimensions: Size: 74mm diameter

System Requirements

  • iOS4 or greater
  • iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations)
  • iPhone 5, 4S, 4, and 3GS
  • iPad 2 and iPad
  • Android Devices with operating system 2.2, 2.3.3+ and 3.0+

Click here to Stuff Magazine's review of the Sphero

The New York Times: "Crazy, clever fun!"

Mac World: "Enough techno-cool to make a geek's heart skip a beat"

President Obama: "Give me some space to drive my ball. That's terriffic!"

Spike: "A new type of gaming system"

Back to Top

Delivery Options

Standard Tracked Delivery: 3-5 working days, £2.99 or FREE for orders over £40

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, personalised items, or items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: Next available working day, £4.99: Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working days to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £6.99 - Delivered by DHL or DPD, we offer this service at the lowest possible price. You'll need to place your order before 4:30pm on a Friday, and just like our express service, you can follow your order right to your door.

DPD Pick Up - £3.99: We'll deliver your parcel to a local DPD Pick Up point that you select during checkout. They'll notify you when it arrives, and will keep it for 7 days meaning there's plenty of time for you to collect. If your order is placed before 4:30pm your order should be ready within 24 - 48 hours (Monday to Friday). Further details, including specific store opening times, can be found during the checkout process.

Click & Collect - Free: Our Click & Collect service allows you to reserve an item online and then collect it at your nearest Menkind shop. Orders are available either on a same-day or next-day service; we'll let you know when it's ready to collect.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £14.99

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £4.95: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 7-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.