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You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 04, 2015 11:08AM
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THEY SEE ME ROLLIN'; THEY BB-8IN'

We're going to bet you said the exact same thing as we did when you first saw BB-8™ in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens previews. 1) How the heck are they doing that? 2) Where can I get me one of those? Turns out, the answer to number two was always right here. Awww.

Okay, so this isn't an actual size BB-8. Despite that, it is the Droid you're looking for (that is, until you have the cash for a full-size working version). This 4.5" tall Droid™ is your app-enabled companion to the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can use your phone to guide BB-8 using your Bluetooth®-enabled device, make it respond to your voice commands, have it send virtual holographic videos, or let it run on its own. Better yet, BB-8 has an adaptive personality, which means it learns as you interact with it. What more could you want from a Droid?

Authentic movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
Listens & responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice.
Holographic communication: Record, send, and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8.
Autonomous behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own - explore the Star Wars™ galaxy together.
Adaptive personality: Your BB-8's unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact.

Product Specifications
BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™
Officially-licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise
BB-8 Droid made by our friends at Sphero!
Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice & has an adaptive personality
Made for
Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 running Android 4.4.2+ (KitKat update Nov. 2013)
iPhone 4S+, iPad 3rd gen+, iPad mini, and iPod 5th gen+
Connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth®
Wireless Range: 100 ft.
Materials: High-grade polycarbonate body
Battery: 1 hour of drive time after a 3 hour charge (via included micro-USB cable)
Dimensions: 2.9" diameter x 4.5" tall + 4.25" diameter x 1.25" tall charging base
Weight: 7 oz. (BB-8 unit)
Includes BB-8 app-enabled Droid (in two pieces), inductive charging base, and micro-USB charging cable
Ages 8+






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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 04, 2015 11:12AM

more details tough to get. Security is tight.
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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 04, 2015 11:17AM
They are going to sell a lot at $150. I wonder if cats react any better or worse to this, than to a Roomba. It just needs to be able to charge itself, and Skynet.



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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 04, 2015 11:20AM
I'm opposed to it terrorizing the goldfish.

Since I'm stuck only thinking prices from 1989 are reasonable, I'd love one for $29.99.
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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 04, 2015 11:25AM
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vision63
Since I'm stuck only thinking prices from 1989 are reasonable, I'd love one for $29.99.

All things being relative. It's cheaper than a Tesla.



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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: September 04, 2015 12:23PM
Got my order in @ 12:02 am! Should be fun playing with it for 2 days..

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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 04, 2015 12:24PM
Get them while you can. Fleabay and Amoron prices are already at $230.

Some people say this isn't a good toy....it's just like previous Spheros with cosmetic changes.

Much speculation though that it'll be a hot seller this holiday season.
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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 04, 2015 01:21PM
I want to see the tear-down video, is iFixit getting one?
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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 04, 2015 02:12PM
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and this one is $80
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LOL, one of the comments was "tracy morgan action figure"







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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 04, 2015 02:15PM
Goldfish not included.




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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 04, 2015 05:08PM
I'd pay $29.99 for a ceramic BB-8 cookie jar.

No jar-jar, though.






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Re: You KNOW you want one of these...
Posted by: rz
Date: September 05, 2015 02:53PM
My wife bought one. She hasn't played with it yet though.
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