Sphero

  • Review: The Sphero, A Ball With Personality

    Review: The Sphero, A Ball With Personality

    The first time I was chased around a room by a glowing, buzzing ball I was in college and I had just come home from a rave. The last time was when I opened the Sphero and set it loose on my rug. The Sphero is a ball with a brain. Designed by Orbotix, this 3-inch toy has an internal motor and a set of LEDs that can make it flash nearly any color of the rainbow. It’s run by iOS or Android… Read More

  • Orbotix Wants Sphero Beta Testers Before The Holidays Hit

    Orbotix Wants Sphero Beta Testers Before The Holidays Hit

    Everyone’s favorite smartphone-controlled robotic ball got a minor facelift when we saw it last, but it may need just a bit more polish before it officially gets pushed out the door. That’s why Orbotix has quietly put out a call for private beta testers to play with the Sphero ahead of its launch later this year. Read More

  • Sphero Sports New Body, Rolls Closer To Official Release

    Sphero Sports New Body, Rolls Closer To Official Release

    Orbotix has spent the last few months hustling, and it shows: they landed a $5 million dollar Series B investment in April, and now they have made it known that fans won’t have to wait much longer to purchase their robotic balls. That’s right, robotic balls. For the unfamiliar, the Colorado-based company has been hard at work on the Sphero, a small robotic ball that can be… Read More

  • Orbotix Scores $5 Million. Because You All Want Smartphone-Controlled Robotic Balls

    Exclusive - Boulder-based smart toy company Orbotix has raised $5 million in Series B financing from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures as it prepares for a Fall launch of its Sphero, a robotic ball that can be controlled by iOS and Android smartphones. Sphero is billed by the company as a new kind of entertainment device that combines play in the real world with games in the virtual… Read More