Your BB-8 will never age because it has software updates

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Last September, Sphero released a robotic BB-8 that could be controlled through an app. Then at CES, the connected play company showed us a new way to control the droid: a Force Band. All we needed to do to make BB-8 glide around was slap the band on and move our arm. Over the eight months since then, Sphero has finalized its Force Band, and today it announced that it plans to release it on September 30th. The company will also introduce a new “battle-worn” BB-8 that’s more accurate to the droid’s appearance in The Force Awakens. (It’s a lot dirtier looking.) Both items will be available on Sphero’s website, as well as at other stores, like Apple, Target, and Disney.

Sphero now has two BB-8-related iOS / Android apps. One for the…

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