If Nothing Else, Sphero Promises To Be the Coolest Cat Toy Ever [Video]

Sphero and Lolcat

Sphero was unveiled months ago at CES, and remote-controlled spherical object fans everywhere have been eagerly awaiting its official release ever since. Today, the company announced that final production models have just arrived.

They’ve also made a funny video (embedded below) of cats getting all befuddled by whizzing Sphero prototypes.

If you missed it at the time, Sphero is a tiny little ball with some clever electronics inside. You control it from your iDevice, sending it scooting in any direction you like. You can even simply draw a path for it to follow, and off it goes.

You still can’t buy one – not yet. What you can do is sign up to pre-order for $129, which includes an inductive charger and all the apps and extras you might need; or you can watch this video to see just how irresistible the Sphero will be to your feline buddies.

Here’s the vid:

If Nothing Else, Sphero Promises To Be the Coolest Cat Toy Ever [Video]

Sphero + Cats from GoSphero on Vimeo.

  • FriarNurgle

    Oh, I’m so buying this… wait a sec, $129? Yeah, maybe not. 

  • gareth edwards

    WTF! ping pong ball and bit of string it is.

  • Alex3

    Cool Toy. But not convincing video, unfortunately. They should sign up my cat, i bet she would go nuts with this ball…. ;-)

  • ZeeKazim

    Cool but waaaaaaaay overpriced!

  • Anonymous

    Stupid cats.

  • Bitter Witch

    Dogs do the same thing.

  • Pauly

    That is the greatest video I have seen in a long time.  Cats are awesome and the editing was well done to show that off.

  • Mike Rathjen

    You can also squish 3 cents worth of foil into a wad and your cat will think that’s pretty awesome too.

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