The hottest movie of the year, hands down, was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The brave new characters mixed with the classic Star Wars theme blew the crowds away, raking in a total for $529 million worldwide in the opening weekend alone. While the older generation of Star Wars fans couldn't get enough of the return of the classic characters like R2-D2 and C-3 PO, new droid BB-8 was a hit among all generations.
So why was BB-8 so popular in the first place? Simple, he was witty, innocent, smart, and just downright cute. Naturally, BB-8 would make the perfect toy, and thus, the perfect Christmas gift for all ages of fans. The droid offers the easy and enjoyable sci-fi technology that people today are so fascinated with. With its incredible specs, the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid toy, available at Amazon.com, brings the excitement of Star Wars into your own home. This holiday season, roll home this year's favorite children's Sci-Fi character, and watch your child’s eyes light up.
The special features of the toy are undeniably entertaining. Here is what BB-8 comes with:
· Bluetooth speaker
· Voice response and recognition
· 1 hour battery life
· Evolves with interaction
· App Enabled (IOS and Android capabilities)
· Inductive Charging
· Gyroscopic propulsion; 30m range
Now, as an adult who has personal experience playing with this fascinating new piece of technology, I would have to say the coolest part about it is the gyroscopic propulsion. To see the droid rolling around so gracefully will truly make you believe in the magic of the future. To add to the captivation, the unique machinery created by the makers of the Sphero BB-8 fully equipped it with an evolving nature. It literally has a mind of its own! Not only will it roll around with you on its own, you can also hold its power in the palm of your own hand. By using the smart phone app, compatible with IOS or Android, you can determine where it goes and what it does. The high tech doll can record AND view holographic video. Tell it to start recording something; it will recognize your voice and obey your commands.
BB-8 is not just a Star Wars character anymore. It is a real life droid. It is a robotic companion that will follow you, roll away from you if it is feeling sassy, give you a holographic message, play your favorite songs, and all for an hour straight. Having an automated ally with impressive features at a great rate of $142.47 is a steel. Just imagine all the priceless fun to be had! Christmas is right around the corner, what else could you possible want to give your child, best friend, or partner other than the very best?