We’ve told you about Sphero’s app-controlled BB-8 droid toy a few times now. Why? Because it’s awesome, that’s why. This little droid rolls around like magic and you control his every move from your iPhone or Android smartphone. We’ve seriously never had more fun playing with any remote-controlled device, and today we have two pieces of terrific news to share.

First of all, this nifty little droid is well worth its $150 price tag, but it’s on sale at Amazon right now for $129 with free express shipping courtesy of Amazon Prime.

Secondly, the timing of the sale couldn’t be more perfect,because the BB-8’s accompanying smartphone app just got a big update that lets the BB-8 watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with you and react to the movie while it watches!

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Seriously, how cool is that? If you already have a BB-8 from Sphero, simply update your app and leave it open while you watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And if you don’t already own the movie, you had better rectify that ASAP. It’s definitely the best film of the year and quite possibly the best Star Wars movie ever (gasp!), and it’s now available on Blu-ray, on DVD or as a digital HD download.

As for the BB-8 droid, the new reaction features are super fun and you’ll have a blast watching the movie while the BB-8 watches along too. But there’s more to this fun toy than that, of course:

  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
  • iOS & Android compatible
  • Top speed of 4.5 mph (7ft/s)
  • Bluetooth Smart BLE connection (100 foot range)

The new update to Sphero’s companion app is a free download for the iPhone or for Android, and there’s no telling when Amazon’s sale will be over so definitely check out the Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid today.

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