BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphero, the world's first smartphone-controlled robotic ball, will debut its final prototype design at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York this September. This final production prototype is a "looks and works like" model of the final units that will ship later this year.
It may look a bit different than what you've seen before, and that's because these new balls have all the latest improvements. Sphero's new look is strong, fun and durable with a sleek polycarbonate shell to protect the robotic gaming engine inside. The new case still allows thousands of LED colors to shine through.
Apart from the first live demo of these new Spheros, attendees will be able to dive right into the latest games available for download later this year. These games mix the physical and virtual worlds in cutting-edge mixed-reality gaming. Race your friends with Sphero Drive, take a swing down your hallway with Sphero Golf, outrun your cat with KittyCam, or crush virtual zombies in your living room with ZombieBall.
Sphero debuted at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and will be available to consumers in the US before the end of 2011. It will ship internationally in 2012. At a price point of $129.99, Sphero will include an induction charger and multiple free downloadable games. You can pre-order your Sphero now at www.gosphero.com/reservation.
Sphero is the first product from Orbotix, a company dedicated to reinventing fun through consumer-facing robotics and phone-controlled open devices. Sphero is the world's first robotic ball controlled by a smartphone. Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can download single and multi-player games. Developers looking to create their own games for Sphero can download the free API and SDK. For more information please visit www.gosphero.com.