December 6, 2012
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Sphero, the smartphone-controlled robotic balls, recently danced their way across NYC to the tunes of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve / Sarajevo”. There were 28 Sphero balls in Union Square controlled by four Android smartphones that presented the superbly choreographed light and dance show. The programmable robotic balls were synchronized together to perform the dance routine.

Though it was a move by some enthusiastic Android users to test what could be done with these balls, it can easily be termed as the most innovative light show of the year. The so called robotic ball is an Orbotix Smart Robot housed inside a protective shell that is even waterproof. It requires a device running at least iOS 4.0 or Android 2.2 to function.

Other features such as cable free induction charging, a Bluetooth range of more than 50 feet and speeds of up to 3 feet per second have already made the device a favorite among buyers. Furthermore, there are more than 20 apps now available for Sphero in the Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.

Did the dance steer up the holiday mood inside you?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.
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