This is the SPRK Edition, it comes from Sphero who brought us the Ollie a while back, but the SPRK Edition is more of an educational device, with the ability to play games too! It is one of those devices that when you think you get it, you find something else that it can do and that means anyone who has one of these is not going to be bored. So what does the Sphero SPRK Edition have to offer? It is iOS, Android, and Windows compatible and can travel over 4.5 mph (2m/s). It comes in durable polycarbonate shell with a cool built-in LED glow. The Bluetooth connection has a 100 foot range with inductive charging that offers over an hour of play on a full charge. There are over 30 apps available; it is a hackable and programmable internal robot. Finally, there are app updates offering new features, games and automatic firmware updates too.
The SPRK app experience lets you give your robot the orders with visual blocks representing code – our own C-based language called OVAL. Immediately see the connection between the program you created and how the guts of your Sphero work and react. Sphero SPRK Edition will inspire a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles… all through play.
The Sphero SPRK Edition is available to order online right now with prices starting from $129.99. For details on the device and how to order one you can visit the Sphero website here; http://www.sphero.com/sphero-sprk/