Hand gesture-controlled wearable for Sphero BB-8 makes you feel like Jedi

Force Band for Sphero BB-8 droid

The cute little app controlled Sphero BB-8 droid made for a cool gift this holiday season and now there is something much better coming your way. Force Band, a wearable that lets you control the Star Wars-themed Sphero BB-8 using gestures. Now how cool is that, considering the fact that you don’t have to take out your smartphone to make the droid go bonkers all over the floor!

Force Band for Sphero BB-8 droid

The droid can be controlled using gestures including ‘Force Push’, ‘Force Pull’ or change the direction by simply swiveling your hand in the intended direction. Sphero BB-8 is connected to Force Band with Bluetooth and it makes sense to control it magically with hand-gestures rather than on your device screen. Perhaps, it will make you feel like Jedi.

Sphero BB-8 droid

The watch-styled Force Band is still in prototype stage and will launch in spring 2016 with some minor design and functionality changes. However, it is going to make appearance at CES 2016 in couple of days. The price is not yet clear, but most probably Sphero BB-8 and Force Band will come bundled as one. I just can’t wait to get my hands on this Star Wars toy controlled with hand gestures.

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