Sphero - a new type of game experience

Last night during a WWDC party I got a first hand look at Sphero and one of its augmented reality applications. Sphero, made by Colorado based Orbotix, is a little plastic LED-lit orb that can be controlled using a number of smart phone applications. Users can control this $129 dollar 'smart toy' either via a phone's touchscreen or with gestures, using the handset's accelerometer.



Although there are not many applications for Sphero yet, a little less than a dozen, more will be released over the next month (thanks Chuck). I can quickly imagine a variety of fun uses for such a toy. It is currently only available on iOS with Android coming soon. Seems I now have a new thing I need to hack on.

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