5 Stars By Dress Fanatic on 2017-03-14
Best to use it in wide open areas
My husband loves this! Only obstacle we have is keeping our dogs from chasing it! Best to use it in wide open areas, so as not to damage baseboards or furniture
3 Stars By Sid on 2017-11-23
Fast shipping, product was returned after few days. ...
Fast shipping, product was returned after few days. It turns out to be a defective piece. Battery lasted only 10 minutes. I contacted Sphero Technical Support. After trying a few things, Sphero advised to return it because of defective batteries.
5 Stars By Leslie on 2017-05-17
Our daughter said that her 8-yr old son would love this Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot
Our daughter said that her 8-yr old son would love this Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot, so we bought him one. He was truly delighted, and uses it frequently. Thank you!
5 Stars By GeckoReview on 2016-09-05
Awesome little robot
These are great to play with and seemingly indestructible. Checkout YouTube for tricks. Get some ramps to crank up the fun. Even the little kids in the neighborhood can operate this.
5 Stars By SNU on 2017-07-24
Nice gift to kids(boys)
I met my nephews for the first time in 3 years. So I wanted to give them some impressive gifts, this one and a sphero bb-8 droid. Those surely worked and I'm the best uncle now.
CAUTION : check and see if the toy works before you meet the children, if this is a gift for children. It takes a very long time to be updated and be faired with your smartphone at first time, and kids are.. you know, not that patient ;) Also, I'd recommend you to learn how to drive it before you give it to them. It was a little bit tricky to me at first time and it somehow made me from the coolest uncle to a dumbest one...
5 Stars By Shani Fjelsted on 2017-07-30
It is a very durable toy. I can run ...
It is a very durable toy. I can run into to walls at full speed and nothing happens. I reccomend it.
5 Stars By Amy S. on 2017-11-21
Given as a gift to my son. He enjoys using it. Connects with different phone types.
4 Stars By David Becker on 2014-10-07
Fun toy, mostly for older kids or adults.
- Lots of fun
- Very fast on a smooth surface.
- It actually can drive on thick carpet. (I was very impressed as the sphero 1.0 really sucked on thick carpet.)
- Trick mode is a big hit with younger kids. They love seeing it bounce all over sporadically.
- Powerful enough to even drive up a 20 degree inclined driveway.
- In a house the ollie gets stuck along walls and chairs a lot.
That is ok since there is a tricks mode that you can make the ollie spin and flip out of control and that usually gets the ollie away from the wall. I wish there was a button to make the ollie try to quickly move left and right until it doesn't hit any obstructions letting you resume your driving experience.
- Will not reconnect after going out of range.
I have not had success with the app reconnecting to the ollie after it gets out of range. I am sure this is a software issue that will be resolved but right now it is annoying.
- No Stop button. Sometimes the ollie gets going quite fast and you need to stop it. It would be nice if there was a quick stop button to counter rotate the ollie in the opposite direction it is drving to slow it down quickly.
Overall the ollie is quite expensive for a remote control car, but for those who want a cool new toy, or love to play around with new gadgets this thing is great.
Don't let all the negative points dissuade you from getting the ollie. I was just pointing out a few annoyances to the product as it is now. I am sure some of them will be addressed with a software update in the future.
4 Stars By IM4FROGS on 2016-01-20
I'm sure he'll provide lots of fun! VERY cool concept
This little guy, Ollie North, as we've named him, is a RIOT!! I bought him for my husband and he's become a fast member of our family! I find him a bit difficult to maneuver (hence the 4 stars), but with some practice, I'm sure he'll provide lots of fun! VERY cool concept. And, my opinion, more of an "adult" product, than a young child.
5 Stars By Gustavo on 2017-03-03
Just perfect!! Awesome updates and support from Orbotix team. Great Product!