The Sphero 2.0 by Orbotix is an impressive toy that brings a classic childhood toy up to date and makes it fun for all ages. There are a lot of activities that you can do even with a plain old ball, but by making the Sphero 2.0 smartphone-connected, it becomes like a playground in itself.
The ball rolls around at a rate of seven feet per second and with the ability to create your own augmented reality challenges, your living room, bedroom and the great outdoors suddenly become like different video game levels that you can take on by yourself, or in multi-player modes.
Sphero 2.0 comes with two ramps and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The toy is waterproof, but to help it handle tougher roads, it can be fitted with a 'Nubby' skin for adventures on all types of terrain.