Our New Best Friend Juju: Sphero 2.0
About Sphero 2.0
“Sphero 2.0 rolls at speeds of up to 7 feet per second and pairs to your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. Powered by induction charging, Sphero 2.0 is three times brighter than the original and is pet proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure. As a bonus, 2 ramps are included in each box and you can choose from over 30 free apps to launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay.”
What’s In the Box:
- Your new best friend, Sphero 2.0
- 2 ramps that provide instant fun and challenge
- Inductive charging base to make your life easier
- Quick Start guide to get you rolling problem free
- Free games and apps available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store
- Power Adapter (110V – 240V compatible, USA style plug)
- Endless Summer fun
What Is Sphero 2.0?
Our Review Of The Sphero 2.0
I would say that our family is pretty tech savvy and always up to date on the latest and greatest technology. We are also huge apple fans and everyone in our household has their very own iPad. The children were over the moon when they received iPad minis for Christmas and we have since tried to seek out the best apps and products for them in order to optimize their learning experience. I was recently introduced to the amazing and indestructible Sphero 2.0 and our new friend JuJu has become very popular in our house. With over thirty free games in the app store, there was undoubtedly a few that were suitable for both my three year old son and eight year old daughter. I have to admit that it took my children some time to get comfortable with the fact that JuJu was not going to break and they weren’t going to get in trouble for accidentally directing him down the stairs (which are hard wood.) There are so many things out there geared towards children and claim to be unbreakable, yet never live up to that. To actually have this product that my children can get wet (even submerge), use on multiple services (indoors and outdoors) and drop down a flight of stairs without even making a scratch on it is absolutely incredible. This is a very rare quality indeed and as a parent, it’s quite a relief knowing that my children can not destroy this amazing device!
The Sphero 2.0 was simple to set up and we were able to use it almost right away. I found myself very impressed with just how powerful this little ball was. It’s strength and ability to move across any surface is really great and I’m not having to relocate it myself because it does not get stuck. We had a few empty boxes ready to go out to recycling one day and my children decided to put JuJu in one. They were actually able to move the box around the house with JuJu inside of it and they could not stop laughing at that one! The Sphero also moves at a very fast speed and this can be great when the kids are stuck inside on a rainy day and need to burn off some energy. The available free apps are so much fun and the kids really enjoy figuring them out together and playing them.
My three year old son is an expert when it comes to using the iPad, so it was no problem getting him set up with a game. He loves changing the colors on JuJu and spinning/moving him in different directions. This is a really great way to help with improving fine motor skills, plus it teaches him patience.
There are plenty more free games that work with our Sphero 2.0, but here are just a few of the ones that are the kid’s favorite!
Finding something that my children can enjoy together, despite their age gap, is always a blessing and I am so happy to see them playing with JuJu together. They have worked together to find ways to share and play the games together and fighting has been very limited when it comes to using the Sphero 2.0.
There are more advanced games suitable for my eight year old daughter, which she is becoming an expert at playing! The ColorGrab game is among out favorite games and one that my daughter and I really enjoy playing together. This is a face paced game where you must grab the Sphero when it flashes the color that is displayed on the screen. We were playing this game earlier today and the house was full of laughter, it just never gets old!
Here are two more games that I often find my daughter running around the house playing!
Overall our family is incredibly pleased with our new friend JuJu and delighted to have discovered such a great product that goes with our iPads. Being a product that can not be destroyed, I most certainly see this being something my children will enjoy for many more years to come. I am looking forward to seeing all the many fun and memories my children will create with their new friend JuJu!
The very popular and multiple award winning Sphero 2.0 was also given the PTPA Award!!!
Catch The Sale Before It’s Gone!!!
Sphero 2.0 is regularly $130 but is on sale for only $99 only until Father’s Day (June 15th), 2014!
Sphero For Education
“We create connected toys – but that’s not all. By fusing technology with robotics, our toys are teaching and inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to give kids a strong foundation. All you need is a Sphero. We created the SPRK program because we believe play is a powerful teacher. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, SPRK lessons will teach kids the basic concepts of programming, robotics, and math.”
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