LG Rolling Bot, the headless BB-8, is now up for pre-order

LG Rolling Bot, the headless BB-8, is now up for pre-order
The LG Rolling Bot, a unique smartphone-controlled robot designed with remote surveillance in mind, is now up for pre-order at a price of $250.

Back at MWC 2016 when LG unveiled the new modular G5 smartphone, one of the most interesting accessories for the phone that the manufacturer showed on stage was the LG Rolling Bot, an apparently fun combination between a mobile surveillance camera and a remote control robot.

The Rolling Bot is a two-wheeled white plastic sphere that many have described as BB-8's headless brother. The bot integrates an 8MP camera, a speaker, an IR blaster (very useful for remotely controlling air conditioners) and a laser pointer. Although the LG Rolling Bot was officially announced next to the LG G5, do not mistake the bot for an 'LG G5 Friends' accessory, as this little buddy also works with iPhones and other Android phones.

The integrated camera allows you to remotely check up on other locations, while the two wheels allow users to roll the bot around the house for more detailed checks. Interestingly, the Rolling Bot also comes with a 'Play Mode' designed to keep cats entertained using the integrated laser pointer.

Mobile Fun has the headless BB-8 up for preorder at a price of $249. That's a steep price for a smartphone accessory, but now it's up to users to decide if the Rolling Bot is cool enough to be worth its salt.

source: Mobile Fun

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9 Comments

1. cleatglitch

Posts: 162; Member since: May 25, 2013

of all the things they announce that day...i loved this the most

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I was hoping that LG would have put a 360 camera in this bot. That would have been the ultimate.

12. Unordinary unregistered

LG COPIES STARWARS LG COPIED STARWARS

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Keep whining on ur useless thinking. Will never understand trolls like u!

2. MrLove

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

Another failure from LG.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2227; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Why is it a failure? If Sphero has worked with LG to create it, plus it has FPV capabilities it'll be a massive hit in the FPV community! Bring it I say, looks good and better than anything similar out there

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Uh, the Sphero is the headless BB-8.

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hmm this looks like a fun toy..

11. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I will wait and catch it for 50 after 3 months. LG stuff has zero shelf life. Typing this on my v10 I got for $300!!

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