Sphero's Pressure Band will allow you to management BB-eight wth gestures
Sphero’s smartphone-managed BB-eight droid (from the brand new Star Wars movie, in fact) is likely one of the cooler toys we have seen. The corporate’s wanting so as to add an additional degree of interactivity to the droid by the use of a wristband that’ll allow you to roll it round with gestures. The so-referred to as Pressure Band will probably be bought individually in order that present BB-eight house owners can add gesture controls to their droid when it comes out within the fall of this yr.
The fast demo we acquired at CES did not actually present the complete potential of the Drive Band — there was a bit an excessive amount of interference from the myriad wi-fi alerts floating by way of the air. However BB-eight follows the movement of your hand so you possibly can steer him round and use ahead and backward gestures together with your palms to make him begin and cease. You will have to be cautious when piloting him, although, as its exceedingly straightforward to by chance transfer your palms in a means BB-eight does not like and knock him proper astray.
Regardless, it looks like a enjoyable approach so as to add a brand new degree of management to the droid; we’re guessing a lot of youngsters will get a kick out of rolling BB-eight round utilizing the Drive. We might be mendacity if we stated it did not appear to be enjoyable — it is only a bit extra impractical when in comparison with the requirements smartphone controls.