Sphero’s new gadget will be on everyone’s wishlist
May 25, 2017

Drive your own Lightning McQueen.

Sphero has already become synonymous with some of the coolest gadgets ever released. After the company has released its version of a remote-controlled BB-8 toy (which has quickly become of the most sought-after gadgets back when it was released), it’s now releasing a new toy in the form of another familiar character.

Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen from the Pixar film Cars was quoted as the company’s most expressive toy yet. Why so? A small 320 x 120 pixel LCD placed on the front windshield of the toy can mimic various reactions just like the one you see in the movie. This gives off various emotions that you can see when you play the device. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone where a free app can be downloaded to control it.

Ultimate Lightning McQueen also includes five capacitive touch sensors that lets the toy react when you touch it along with working head and tail lights. And yes, just like a car you can also drive it with a top speed of 6 kph.

Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen can now be pre-ordered and will release later this summer just in time for Cars 3 to hit theaters. The catch? Ultimate Lightning McQueen will retail for $299.99 – yikes! But we guess expressive eyes like that do come at a price.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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