Sphero BB-8 Toy Droid

Best Christmas Gift for Friends Who Love Star Wars

Why people love it
  • A perfect toy for a grown-up kid (and for kids, of course)
  • Awesome for a Star Wars memorabilia collector
  • Hours of fun playing with this remote controlled droid

It's voice-controlled, features a 30-meter range, and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Oh, and did we mention that it moves up to 4.5 MPH?

Not pet-friendly and doesn't work on carpets.


Meaningfulness: If your friend is a Star Wars fan, this is a gift they are guaranteed to love. This little droid is designed to run on hardwood and concrete floors (though it's not great with carpets), and can be controlled using Bluetooth-enabled voice commands. Your friend can talk into their phone (Android and iOS both work) to get it to move around, or set it to follow, patrol, or even customize its movement.

Not only will the droid recognize voice commands, but it responds in its classic whistles and beeps. Expect60 minutes of play time before the droid needs to be recharged. The gyroscopic propulsion keeps it moving around—and we're sure your children will want to get in on the fun too.

Originality: An actual replica of the BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie? Does it get any more original than that?

Price: The toy is pricey at $120. However, it's a small price to pay for something that a Star Wars collector will love to add to their collection.

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