You Can Now Control Your Very Own R2-D2, BB-8, and BB-9E with Gamevice

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This is pretty awesome news for owners of Sphero gadgets: they just released a brand new app for controlling the various Star Wars Sphero products with the Gamevice.

The original Sphero has supported the Gamevice for years, but before now, the Star Wars versions have been notably lacking in support. With this new app, the Star Wars droids gain feature-parity with the original model.

One thing to be aware of: certain functions still require the touch screen. You can use the Gamevice to steer the droids, and to engage certain basic functions. Some of the more advanced functionality will still require touching the screen. We're hoping controller support is expanded in the future, but even in its current form, the experience of using these droids with the Gamevice is far better than only having the touch screen.