Sphero R2-Q5 – the bad ass dark side version of R2-D2

R2-Q5 with boxFollowing the recent launch of Sphero Mini, app-enabled robotic ball and the Star Wars App-Enabled Droids R2-D2, BB-8, and BB-9E a new droid has been announced. R2-Q5 will soon be with us.

Sphero has announced updates to its Sphero Edu app as well as going over to the dark side.

Sphero Edu app update

The new app update will support R2-D2, BB-9E and Sphero Mini.

This update also brings with it custom droid animations and sounds for each Star Wars droid. Additionally, you will get Force robot picker for new programs, enabling bot-specific blocks, and omni-robot program.

Sphero Edu will also support the brand new and exclusive R2-Q5 App-Enabled Droid.

Sphero R2-Q5

Sphero R2-Q5 coolness This little Astromech droid looks like R2-D2 has gone all bad-ass on us.

However, this particular R2 droid worked on the Death Star II as seen in Return of the Jedi.

R2-Q5 angleThe little droid is a skilled starship mechanic, as well as being an intimidating Imperial spy.

Sphero’s R2-Q5 comes packing many features to interact with and explore – you can even watch R2-Q5 interact with other Star Wars App-enabled droids!

R2-Q5 has functional lights, a rotating dome, retractable third foot, on-board speakers.

You can drive it around using the same Sphero app that controls the other Star Wars droids, or have it patrol on its own.

The app has augmented reality features that place R2-Q5 in settings within the Star Wars universe, including the Death Star.

You can watch Star Wars movies with the droid and have it react to certain moments within the film as well.

Price and availability

The new droid will be available for pre-order from 10th October, and on UK shelves exclusive to John Lewis from 27th October for £199.99.