Star Wars Wristband Lets People Control A Robot
The new Force Band allows the wearer to dictate the movements of a small BB-8 toy
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for film fans on your regular shopping list, look no further than a Star Wars wristband, The Force Band, that allows its owner to control a BB-8 robot toy with simple hand gestures.
Tech and play company Sphero created a special wristband that gives the wearer control over a small toy modeled after the BB-8 robot from the new Star Wars films. Different hand gestures and movements cause the toy to stop, move and tilt in different ways. The band also has a “Force Awareness” mode which vibrates when the wearer approaches collectibles, which they can acquire using the special app, inspired by the Pokémon Go trend.