Since we saw the trailer of Seventh Star Wars film, many new Star Wars toys have been launched but one gadget stole everyone's heart: the rolling droid BB-8, which can be controlled via an app on tablet or smartphone.
BB-8 first appeared in a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is reminiscent of a kind of rolling R2-D2. The toy version can be driven around by an app for Android and iOS, but BB-8 can also determine its own route in the so-called 'patrol mode'.
On the autopilot, this cute rolling robot 'learns' where obstacles are in the way, as soon as it bumps into it. For the next time, he knows that he cannot pass there. BB-8 can also be controlled with voice commands.
Disney made the droid in collaboration with Sphero, a company that has been rolling toys that can be controlled with apps.
It may not be as big as the BB-8 in the film, but it is the perfect smartphone accessory for the Star Wars fan. With a special app for iOS and Android, you let the Sphero BB-8 move through your house and garden. BB-8 is almost a new pet because he perfectly listens to your voting assignments. The longer you have the BB-8 droid, the better he gets to know you. He adjusts his personality to you.