This new fun toy from Sphero is a simple looking robot that can do ridiculously cool stunts. Ollie can be controlled via an app on your smartphone and at first glance this little robot looks fairly ordinary, but wait until you see it in action.
Ollie is able to do various stunts similar to what skateboarders can do. In fact, the toy itself was named after a particular skateboarding move – the Ollie is a trick wherein the skater performs an aerial stunt with no hands – and it looks as cool as it sounds.
Ollie is predominantly white and has a compact 4.5 x 3.25 inch body. It can be charged with a micro USB charging port.
The app-controlled robot driven by adrenaline
Ollie can run to speeds up to 14 miles per hour and is extremely durable – it’s able to withstand various types of outdoor terrain, allowing for continuous fun. You don’t have to hold back! The Ollie also contains built-in LEDs allowing you to drive it at night.
Tricks and features
The app that comes with it – which you can install on either an Android device or an iPhone – allows you to do all types of tricks with the Ollie. And you don’t need an Internet connection to get your Ollie rolling. You can spin, flip and make the toy jump by using the joystick or the trick pad. Ollie is also customizable. It comes with removable tires and hubcaps, allowing you to distinguish your Ollie from others and to adapt it to particular surfaces.
It also comes with grip tires, allowing you to drift easily and have full control even if you’re going at full speed. You don’t really need to read a manual to get your Ollie to work through the app because the controls are pretty intuitive, allowing you to learn more about how to control the toy better as you go along. What makes this toy stand out is its durability and versatility – whether on smooth or rough surfaces, it can run super-fast within a 30-meter range as it is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth technology.
Ollie retails for $99. To learn more about this new toy, visit their website.
Official Launch Video