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Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

At a Glance
  • Orbotix Sphero 2.0

    Macworld Rating

    Sphero 2.0 is the best iPhone-controlled toy we've ever tried.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Sphero 2.0 is the best iPhone-controlled toy we've ever tried.

    MSRP: $130

    Pros

    • Works in water, survives drops and bumps, rolls down stairs.
    • Brighter LED and faster motor.
    • 25 additional apps add tons of value and replayability.
    • Fun for kids of all ages.

    Cons

    • Some of the apps get old quickly or require two Spheros.
    • Occasionally drops the Bluetooth connection, but re-pairing is easy.

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