What you need to know

  • Sphero Mini Activity Kit comes with 15 new activities and a slew of new obstacles.
  • The Mini Kit will be available on October 2, 2019 for $80 through select retailers.
  • The Sphero Mini Soccer is a new version of Sphero Mini that looks like a soccer ball.
  • The Sphero Mini Soccer will be available on September 16, 2019 for $50 at Amazon.

Sphero has announced two new toys in their Sphero Mini line today. The Sphero Mini Activity Kit and Sphero Soccer are both new ways to gets your kids learning while they play. They will both be available later this fall, making them here just in time for a busy holiday season.

The Sphero Mini Activity Kit will launch on October 2, 2019, and cost $79.99 through select retailers. This kit includes a Sphero Mini, buildable mazes and tunnels, pins and cones for building experiences, and 15 activity cards that have guided instructions.

A new activity will also be available as of September 16. Called Block Drive, it's an excellent way for new learners to grasp basic robot coding. Use movement blocks to tell your robot which way to roll, and LED blocks that add color to play. Once kids understand all the basics, they can move to the Sphero Edu app to start learning how to code using their little robot. They'll draw paths, transition into scratch blocks, and eventually write their own JavaScript text programs.

Sphero Mini Soccer will launch on September 16, 2019, and cost $49.99. It's the newest version of the Sphero Mini, and it looks just like a soccer ball which is good news for the soccer fanatic in your home.

Included with your new little robot are also eight cones for challenges. You'll be able to play using the Sphero Play app, drive your robot in precise circles using the block drive horizontal feature. If you want to learn more complex actions, use the Sphero Edu app. When fully charged your Sphero Mini Soccer will have 45 minutes of play and plenty of features to get acquainted with.

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