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Be the first to get the device that lets you control your BB-8 droid using the Force

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Okay, okay, so the Sphero Force Band doesn’t actually let you control the company’s nifty little droid toy using the Force. It’s definitely the next best thing though, because it slaps on your wrist and lets you control the BB-8 using motion gestures. If you thought guiding your little BB-8 around with your iPhone or Android phone was fun, just wait…

Some key details:

  • Controls the BB-8TM app-enabled DroidTM toy from Sphero through gestures like Force push, pull and drive.
  • Will enable the BB-8TM DroidTM product to follow its user as a result of arm motions and directional moves.
  • Compatible only with the BB-8TM app-enabled DroidTM toy.
  • BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero sold separately.

Sphero’s new Force Band starts shipping on September 30, but you can preorder one right now to ensure you’re among the first people to get your hands on one.

Sphero AFB01USA Star Wars Force Band by Price:$10.99 Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

And just in case you don’t already have one:

Original BB-8 by Sphero (No Droid Trainer) List Price:$269.86 Price:$229.86 You Save:$40.00 (15%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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