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Watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Sphero's BB-8

Techstination feature for Monday, April 17, 2017

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.    With the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray DVD, the folks at robotic toymaker Sphero are out with a special edition BB-8, Star Wars Force Band combo that gives you control through hand movements….making it much more Star Wars like and fun.   And now, BB-8 can watch and react to the movie with you with appropriate movements and sound.   Product Director Carly Gloge…

“It’s a lot of fun.   We were doing it over the weekend actually.  We watched Rogue One again and watching BB-8 respond.  It just makes the film so much more rich.  We actually do that by looking at the audio that actually comes from the film and he’s reacting to that real time.”

You’ll need the updated app and it has to be on the charging base to work.  BB-8 will also react while you’re watching The Force Awakens too. 

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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