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Star Wars BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid

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About this product


  • Control BB-8 using your Bluetooth smartphone or tablet
  • BB-8 recognises and reacts to your voice, so you can give him your instructions
  • Record and view virtual holographic videos

Product overview

• Control BB-8 using your Bluetooth smartphone or tablet
• BB-8 recognises and reacts to your voice, so you can give him your instructions
• Record and view virtual holographic videos
• Adaptive personality allows the BB-8 to evolve actions and attitude as you interact
• Suitable for ages eight and above

What is BB-8?
BB-8 is an astromech droid with a domed head, similar to R2-D2’s, mounted on a spherical body. Starring in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is a skittish but loyal droid and is now yours to own and control. The BB-8 unit has an adaptive personality that will change as you play, even perking up when you give voice commands.

How do I control BB-8?
Controlling the BB-8 unit is easy - simply connect your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet to the droid and then you can tell him where to go or even set him into patrol mode.

What can BB-8 do?
BB-8 has several features which make him a great companion to people of all ages. He can be left to explore or patrol on his own, and you can even record, send and view virtual holographic messages.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, reliable and fun!!! I bought this in May 2016 for my grandsons birthday. he absolutely loves it...
Date published: 2016-08-21
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Number of players 1
Age group 8+
Package Contents 1 x BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
1 x Induction Charging Base
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Legal Guide
Assembly required No
Dimensions 73 mm x 73 mm x 114 mm

How big is it 

Asked by: Jackstan
The Dimensions are 73 mm x 73 mm x 114 mm
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-06-22

how long dose it take to charge ?

Asked by: charlotte
This information is presented in the user guide/datasheet for the device, which can be found on the downloads tab of the product listing. However if you are using a mobile phone or tablet to view our website it may not be visible. To this end I have copied in a link to the electronic version of the instructions as well as a brief summary of the requested information below for your convenience. Q: What is the battery life? A: BB-8 has a 1 to 3 ratio. 1 hour of play to 3 hours of charging.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-22

What kind of surface can it go on

Asked by: Dunn
Any that is smooth and flat.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-02

Is this the sphero one??

Asked by: Monochrome
This has to be by SPHERO - that's who the support is from - see Maplin download tab, FAQ document!
Answered by: Brett
Date published: 2016-02-14

Is there an app available for the Kindle Fire OS to operate this product or is it just iOS and standard Android devices?  Is there any plan to release one if not?

Asked by: Rich36
Item support is only for iOS and Android.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-14

How does it charge? Does it charge through its base?

Asked by: TomB
Yes this droid does charge through the base.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-16

what ae group is this suitable for?

Asked by: tracy
This is suitable for ages 8 and above. We would always recommend adult supervision.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-01-27

What are the dimensions and weight of the Droid ? 

Asked by: Birdman
The droid dimensions are : 13.3 x 12.1 x 22.9 cm ; 907 g
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27
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