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Star Wars Force Band™ Battle Worn image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars Force Band™ Battle Worn image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Gesture-based wearable device and special edition BB-8™ app-enabled Droid™ product revealed at CES

Sphero, the leaders in connected play, announced today its first wearable technology, the Force band™. Expanding outside of the heritage app-enabled robotic experiences, Force band attaches to the wrist and utilizes gesture-based controls to operate the BB-8™ app-enabled Droid™ product.

Force Band™ Features:
- Controls the BB-8™ app-enabled Droid™ toy from Sphero through gestures like Force push, pull and drive.
- Will enable the BB-8™ Droid™ product to follow its user as a result of arm motions and directional moves.
- Compatible only with the BB-8™ app-enabled Droid™ toy.

“Branching out of app-enabled robotics and into new categories that enhance play patterns and user experience has always been our goal,” said Paul Berberian, CEO. “We continue to broaden the realm of what's possible when it comes to robotics and as a result are able to deepen the connection between user and the app-enabled BB-8™ Droid™ product. The introduction of our first gesture based wearable is a major milestone for Sphero.”

Additionally, Sphero revealed a special edition battle-worn BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ toy. Featuring movie-replica deco, the battle-worn BB-8™ Droid™ product draws inspiration directly from the BB-8, the breakout spherical star, as seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The Force band and special edition BB-8™ app-enabled Droid™ toy will be available Fall 2016 at retailers globally.

About Sphero
Sphero began the connected play revolution in 2010 by creating something unlike anything - and we never stopped. We fuse robotic and digital technology into immersive entertainment experiences that ignite imagination and defy expectation. Optimized by data and powered by fun, these ever-evolving experiences are changing the way the world thinks about play. Find out more at Sphero.com.
 
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