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Upcoming Wearable Device Will Allow You To Control BB-8 With The Force


When Sphero released their app-enabled BB-8 droid, the Internet collectively contracted a case of OMGNEED-itis. However, as adorable as he is, controlling him with a smartphone app isn’t exactly Jedi-worthy.

Well, Sphero’s been doing a little tinkering and they’ve come up with a new wearable that allows you to control BB-8 with the power of The Force (aka super sensitive gyroscopic motion sensors).

In other words, BB-8 can be controlled by your hand movements. These movements can also be programmed to trigger specific actions.

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The prototype models come in Resistance white with orange accents and First Order black with red accents.

I should also tell you that Sphero is will be releasing a battle damaged version of BB-8 in the near future. The new motion accessory will be sold in a bundle with BB-8 and individually when it’s finally released. So far, pricing has not been announced.

Head on over to Gizmodo to see the wearable in action.


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