Before we talk about this deal, we need to get something out of the way: the amount of fun you’ll have with a Sphero Mini App-Controlled Robot Ball is not accurately portrayed by the bizarre expression on the woman’s face above. So why on Earth is she making that face? The Sphero Mini has a crazy feature that actually lets you drive it around using facial expressions. Seriously, it’s a blast. Of course you can also drive this nifty little robot ball around using on-screen controls in the app on your phone, and there’s even a very cool gaming mode. It’s a great buy at $50, but Amazon is selling the Sphero Mini today for just $36. You’d have to be crazy to pass it up at this price.

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • Drive – Drive Mini several ways with the Sphero Mini app – Joystick, Tilt, Slingshot, or Face Drive.;Top speed 1m/s
  • Face Drive – Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball.
  • Gaming – Sphero Mini can be used with the app as a video game controller. Play 3 games with more updates on the way.
  • Coding – Download the Sphero Edu app and program your Sphero Mini bot using JavaScript.
  • Interchangeable Shells – Colorful, interchangeable shells allow you to switch one out to suit your mood.

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