Robot maker Sphero on Friday released the Mini, a smaller version of its signature robot that can be controlled via a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPad.
The app also includes its own games in which the ball becomes a controller, such as a space shooter and a tunnel racer. More games are planned, according to Sphero. Bundled with the robot are miniature pins and cones for real-world play.
The robot offers 45 minutes of battery life, and LEDs on the product can glow in any color.
The Sphero Mini is priced at $49.99, and comes in white, blue, orange, green, or pink. Extra color shells are $12.99 apiece, and additional pins and cones come in a $9.99 accessory pack.