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Sphero launches two new droids

Last year, Sphero launched a working, miniature version of a BB-8 droid. Now they've announced both R2-D2 and BB-9E.

Although it's the BB-8 droid that resembles the classic Sphero ball most, it's probably R2-D2 that is the most loved droid of the Star Wars™ series.

Both the new R2-D2 and BB-9E droids are controllable by the Sphero iPhone app, and they drive and roll around just like the droids in the movies. They also create the same sounds.

The new droids will soon be available from the Sphero store. The R2-D2 will set you back $179, and the BB-9E $149.