Did anybody buy a Sphero remote ball thing?

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  1. macrumors G3

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    Did anybody buy the Sphero remote control ball thing you can control with your iPhone? I found some old threads on here when it was first announced at CES, but nobody who had one. There's about 13 apps for it now and it looks like the sort of thing my daughter would like for Christmas. Any one got it and do a mony review or suggest something similar?

    http://www.gosphero.com/
     
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    Got one wrapped under tree for my Dad so will report back on 12/25 :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks, but might be a bit late by then! Anybody else used one?
     
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    Seriously nobody bought one? Maybe I'll have to rethink this for a Christmas gift.
     
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    My lil brother got one a couple months ago. I think it's pretty cool, but the coolness fades away very quickly, well at least for me. There's a bunch of colors you can set it to. You'll need a large play area since it's pretty much like a little RC car. It's waterproof so you can play with it in the pool I guess...haha.

    The thing is that it's not worth the price. If it were maybe $75 it would be a pretty good buy!
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    After a time, watching a sphere roll on the ground would become boring. Its a gimmick.
     
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    It looks really cool but for that price, I'd rather buy something or my car that I'd really enjoy :D
     
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    Your car is $130? At that point its a need, not a want.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors G3

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    I think it should read 'for my car'!
     
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    Correct :rolleyes:
     
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    Not worth the money... After a few days it gets boring and just gathers dust
     
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    it is a pretty neat toy....but like another poster said, it kind of loses it's appeal rather soon. i think if there were multiple people with the balls it would be more fun.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Worth it

    Sphero will not only entertain your cat and kids, but it's programmable and there are multiplayer and controller games like Exile (which is just awesome). Driving it around in public never gets old, either! If you're still considering for Christmas, check out Sharky the Beaver AR. There's nothing else like it right now in my opinion.
     
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    Bit of an old thread, but how did the gift work out? Any good or does it sit in a drawer not being used? My daughters birthday coming up and I'm stuck for ideas.
     
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    His dogs, papillon, love chasing it and yapping. :) *shrug*
     

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