BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Orbotix, the world's leading connected toy maker, today announces that Sphero 2.0 -- the robot ball and game system -- is now available for Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Windows 8-powered devices. As part of their collaboration, Sphero will also roll into Microsoft's U.S. retail stores this summer.
The main Sphero app will work on all devices running Windows 8.0/8.1, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktops, and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Windows and Windows Phone Stores. Sphero 2.0 is the only connected toy that works on the big three mobile operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android.
To celebrate entry into the Windows and Windows Phone Stores, Sphero is hosting a robot toy giveaway that runs through June 16th 2014. For a chance to win a new Sphero 2.0, Sphero Windows and Windows Phone users should go to: http://www.gosphero.com/win-a-sphero-microsoft/
In April, joining a growing list of play technologies aimed at early age STEM learning, Orbotix launched the SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) educational program that teaches kids basic math and programming concepts via online lessons. SPRK is available on iOS and Android devices, and will be available on the Windows platform soon.
Orbotix creates connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics to offer a new kind of open play experience. Founded by Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, passionate robotic and software engineers, Orbotix creates fun robots that bring innovative mobile and augmented reality games to your smartphone. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Orbotix team takes fun very seriously.