Sphero’s new SPRK+

Many parents still struggle to find a balance between outdoor play and technology, I see it every day online. They talk about video games and screen time and kids these days not having things the same as we did.

Well guess what? The world has changed and this is how it is. The key is finding balance.

I struggled for the longest time allowing my kids to be on social media and having their own tech. But I found the more I kept it away from them, the more they wanted it. Allowing them to learn the balance is important. My children love the iPad, Wii, their phones and other devices and tech we have. But they also fish, play sports, jump on the trampoline and do so many activities I can hardly keep up.

Helping them find balance is good. Toys like SPRK+ make it super easy to do.

Introducing SPRK+

Living in a digital world where technology is constantly evolving, Sphero continues to keep pace, redefining play and pushing the boundaries of what it means to be connected. Sphero is thrilled to introduce the new SPRK+, designed specifically to foster creative learning and enable future success in a techno-driven world.

Powered by the new Lightning Lab 2.0 app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share the activites you created with the Sphero SPRK community. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes learning to the next level.

Setting up our Sphero + was quick and effortless. In no time my daughter was outside having it jump obstacles, roll down stairs, skipping over rocks and chasing her brothers with it.

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Here she is just started out with it using my phone.

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The bright light makes it easy to see and the different covers allow it to cover a variety of surfaces with ease. These can be purchased above the initial product (separately)

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They allow your child’s imagination become reality as they help your Sphero + roll through whatever you may have set up as an obstacle.

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Charging it on the base while my phone installed the app.

What’s In the Box:

  • Sphero SPRK+
  • Inductive charging base with USB charging cable
  • Maze tape, 360 degree protractor and sticker sheet
  • Quick Start guide to get you rolling
  • Sphero SPRK Lightning app available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and Kindle Store

Tech Specs:

  • Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
  • Bluetooth Smart (100 foot range)
  • Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
  • Built-in LED glow
  • Inductive charging with over 1 hour of play on a full charge
  • App and firmware updates that introduce new features

Charging:

  • Plug charging cradle into a USB power adapter and directly into a wall outlet

Race your friends or submerge it into water for more fun! I am not surprised my children have said this is their new favourite tech in the house.

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Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball.

If you think your family would love one of these, you can order it online for $129.99USD

For more information on the Sphero SPRK+ and other cool tech, check out www.sphero.com

Comments

  1. Catherine Sargent says

    The Sphero SPRK+ looks like a lot of fun. I love that you can also play with it in the water.

  2. What a cool way to introduce the kids to programming. It’s so cool that the kids can do activities and share them with others through the app.

  3. What a wonderful idea. Any time you can use technology and still get the kids to play outside is a win in my book. I love that kids can learn coding by using it also. Lots of postives with this.

  4. This is a great way for kids to become more technologically advanced. The fact that it also encourages outdoor play is a plus too.

  5. SPRK+ looks so interesting. I love when kids can have fun and learn at the same time.

  6. I can see why it’s their favorite. I think playiing with new technology is fun.

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