Zinc’s Newest Team Member: Sphero BB-8

With the release of the biggest Star Wars film to ever hit theatres last weekend, we at Zinc decided to hop on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss was about by taking under our wing our very own Droid: Sphero BB-8. 

BB-8 was designed to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens into peoples homes, with technology allowing for it to no longer only live on screen or in fans’ imaginations. BB-8 is designed with a personality that adapts to its environment and its owner; it begins to recognize the voice by which it is demanded and is stimulated by different types of interactions. It is certainly the closest thing to a robot companion that we’ve ever come by! 

The features include the following: authentic movement controlled by your smartphone or tablet, ability to listen and respond to certain commands, holographic communication, autonomous and independent behaviour, and adaptive personality and evolution. 

Not only is BB-8 a futuristic, technologically advanced and interactive toy that brings a part of Star Wars home with you, it also has a cheekiness to it that is quite comical. It's expressions and noises are sure to provide for entertainment, while it's design will blow you away with it's lifelike animation.