Star Wars fans have I got a treat for you! Growing up my mom and her boyfriend were huge fans of Star Wars, so we’d watch the movies quite often. I enjoyed watching them, and I was a lot older than most of my kids are now but, Since being an adult myself, I’ll be honest and say I haven’t watched anything to do with Star Wars. Neither have my kids.
Our last family movie night, however, we decided it was time to let them in on the secret that is Star Wars and watch a movie to get them introduced!
We would like to watch the original movies at some point, and they’d need to know what exactly they were watching. So, we let them have a little fun in the process. I think my husband had the most fun of all, but we had a great time watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
I was asked if I wanted to try out The Special Edition with Battle-Worn Force Band BB-8™ from Sphero for our movie night, and of course thought it would be a great idea, and the kids would love it. My children? Love the idea of Star Wars, but I haven’t exactly introduced them quite yet to the original. Maybe soon for an upcoming movie night!
BB-8™ – the app-enabled Droid™ that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot – an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
BB-8™ from Sphero:
Sphero, the masterminds behind the popular BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ is launching its latest enhancement to their Watch With Me app, allowing Stars Wars and BB-8™ fans alike to watch the new digital release with a buddy. That’s right, the new Rogue One™ Watch With Me is here.
- Place BB-8 on the charger, open the BB-8 app on your smartphone or tablet, play the DVD and watch BB-8 visibly react to events in the movie with animations and sounds.
- 120MB larger than the current app, the update provides additional features that create an authentic Rogue One™ experience particular to the film’s storyline.
Features of the Special Edition:
- Droid Control – Force push, pull and control BB-8 with a wave of your hand
- Force Training – Hone your lightsaber skills by responding to cues from BB-8
- Combat Training – Use your imagination to wield a blaster, lightsaber, or the Force itself
- Force Awareness – Find hidden supplies from the Resistance in the real world and collect with the app
- Robot Control – Use the Force Band to drive Sphero robots powered by Bluetooth SMART
- Force Control – Expand your Jedi powers in the world around you and control connected objects by using the Force Band
Battle-Worn BB-8 Features:
- Battle-Worn Exterior – BB-8 sports the wear and tear of Resistance missions
- Authentic Movement – Guide BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
- Listens & Responds – BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
- Holographic Communication – Record and view virtual holographic messages with BB-8
- Autonomous Behavior – BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars™ galaxy together
- The Watch With Me feature allows your Droid to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with you. Select this option when BB-8 is in his charging base, start the movie, and watch his reactions along with the film.
Purchase the Special Edition Battle-Worn BB-8 with Force Band:
$199.99 || Purchase here.
If you are a Star Wars fan, you’ll love this awesome BB-8 from Sphero. My kids think it’s one of the best gadgets they’ve ever seen, and I would have to agree! Perfect for any family movie night, too!
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Sphero. As always opinions are all mine.