Sphero launched the wildly successful BB-8 droid toy (from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in December last year, and it is building something new to go along with it - the “Force Band” (not official yet). Until now, the app on your smartphone would control the BB-8 toy, but when you wear the Force Band, you’ll be able to use hand gestures to move the droid toy.
Lift your hand away from you to drive the toy away, and fold your hands towards you to call it back.
The band is still in prototype stage - neither has the design been finalised nor the name. When the final product comes out, you’ll be able to use it to completely control your BB-8 toy using gestures. Fun, isn’t it! (Video below)
For more coverage on CES 2016, visit the CES category of my blog. Stay tuned to Technonerds for a lot more from the show.