A follow-up to the well-known and fairly popular Sphero robot, Ollie is a remote control robot toy that takes commands from your iPhone or Android device.
Ollie is twice as large as Sphero and has two wheels that help it to perform eye-popping stunts. Ollie is agile thanks to its tubular design. Spin, drift, turn, flip and tumble with app-powered tricks. Build your own courses and jumps, master your skills, create custom trick combinations and design multiplayer games with friends.
Ollie is protected by a durable polycarbonate shell and outfitted with glowing LED’s, so it’s ready to take on any terrain day or night. It connects to iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth LE and is powered by USB charging.
Ollie’s mostly white, 4.5-inch-by-3.25-inch body includes a Sphero logo that looks like a face and a series of LED-lit bars that get shorter as they get closer to the Ollie’s single micro USB charging port.
The robot toy turns on in a pretty smart and quite intuitive way. You install the Ollie App on your iPhone or Android device and it will immediately instruct you to place the phone next to Ollie. As soon as you do so, Ollie and the phone will communicate over Bluetooth 4 LE and Ollie’s face, bars and lights around the USB port will light up. The robot also automatically shuts down when you close the app.