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Sphero robot ball gets UK shipping and two new apps

Plus Sphero maker Orbotix gets bonus points for its Fantasia meets I,Robot promo video

Everyone’s favourite smartphone-controlled (and controlling) robot ball Sphero, will now roll all the way from the US to 95 new countries if you part with just US$160. Order in the next two weeks and you can also get a non too shabby 10% off with the self-explanatory code GETROLLING.

There’s already a nice selection of apps to take advantage of Sphero’s skills – you can draw a path on your phone and Sphero will mimic it or use the ball as a controller on a smartphone platformer.

And Orbotix’s new app offerings, set to hit up the App Store and Google Play this month, look pretty cool too: Chromo’s memory and colour matching game could get boring after a while but MacroLabs looks like it’s on to a winner – you can program your Sphero to change colour and move in different patterns plus Android users will get multiball capability. Oh yes, watch the vid if you want to know why this is important to your life.

We’re going to watch it again.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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