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Sphero Darkside Ollie Rolling Robotic Rolling Drone

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Meet Darkside Devious. Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Few have the strength to command the dark powers bound within this robot. This is Darkside – an electrical beast that draws its energy from unrestrained competition and reckless abandonment. Command this app-enabled robot with these forces to unleash its unrivaled power. But take heed – the Darkside will overpower anything standing in the way of victory – including its master. You have been warned.

Darkside rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth SMART with a range of up to 100 feet. Turn on a dime with Nubby Tires or take them off to drift like a street racer. Darkside also comes with a bonus set of Turbo Tires and Flux Hubs so you can customize performance. Powered by USB charging, Darkside’s LED’s glow in customizable colors as it spins, drifts and flips with app-powered tricks.
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Command Darkside from your smartphone or tablet at speeds of up to 14mph. Darkside’s durable shell means you don’t have to worry about crashing and built-in LED’s with customizable settings let you drive at night.

The Darkside app is built to let you pull off amazing tricks. Command Darkside with the joystick while you use the trick pad to spin, flip and discover hundreds of combinations.

Darkside comes with two sets of removable tires and hubcaps so you can customize its look and performance. Put Darkside’s tires on for extra traction and off-road driving or take them off for drifting on smooth surfaces.Last updated on 05/19/2015 Share / Embed
App Description

Darkside – The Future of App-Enabled Driving

In this electronic age, we are determined to prove that an electric motor can capture the thrill of speed.

We built Darkside for those who would rather lead than follow.

This machine tops out at 14 MPH – faster than you can run. Equip Darkside with grip tires for off-road traction or remove them to drift on smooth surfaces. Powered by Bluetooth Smart, this robot features a 30-meter range and over an hour of drive-time on a single charge. And this app gives you the power to control everything about Darkside – speed, acceleration, turn radius, and glowing LED colors.


- Color: Make Darkside your own by customizing the glowing LED color – or pick a flashing LED color pattern.
- Demo Mode: Darkside gives you a short demonstration of its abilities – stand back!
- Drifting: Drift Mode has been rebuilt and refined to give you even more control when you’re out of control.
- Video: Check out featured videos and videos from other Darkside and Ollie owners – then make better ones.
- Idle Animations: After a period of inactivity, Darkside gets a mind of its own. You have been warned.
- Darkside Mode: For use with Darkside – Darkside Mode simply can’t be described in words.

Launch the app, then touch your Bluetooth Smart enabled device to your Darkside. Follow the on-screen tutorials and learn the basics of how to aim and drive your Darkside. Driving like a pro takes a little patience, but so does anything else worth doing.

Tackle the toughest terrain with total confidence.Darkside’s polycarbonate shell protects the electric motor, while the cutting-edge design repels water. This rough-and-tumble robot is built to take on anything that stands in the way.

Darkside is an electrically propelled computer with onboard intelligence that gives you real-time feedback on tricks. You can also program Darkside using the Sphero MacroLab app. If you leave this robot idle for too long, it may get a mind of its own.

Swipe, tap, or hold the gesture pad to make Darkside perform different tricks. With hundreds of trick combos to discover and master, you’ll constantly be challenged to push your skills.

You have the power to adjust Darkside's speed, handling and acceleration. With the option to use Drift Wheels or Grip Tires, you control your driving experience from start to finish.

Your app experience will change depending on whether you have Ollie or Darkside.

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What's in the Box?

2 Nubby Tires
2 Turbo Tires
2 Prime Hubs
2 Flux Hubs
USB charging cable
Quick Start guide
Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play
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Tech Specs

iOS & Android compatible
Top speed of 14 mph (6m/s)
Durable polycarbonate body
LED glow with customizable color settings
Bluetooth SMART instant connection (100 foot range)
USB charging (over 1 hour of drive time on a full charge)
Driving apps: Ollie, Draw N' Drive
Programming apps: MacroLab, OrbBasic
Hackable and programmable internal robot
App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
Automatic firmware updates
Height: 4.7 inches / Length: 3.2 inches / Weight 8.5 ounces

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