I guarantee there are few things that will be opened this Christmas morning that will as fun to play with as Ollie Darkside is.
We received this item for review purposes. All opinions are our own, no matter how evil Ollie Darkside is, he did not sway our opinion.
Sphero, the makers of this year’s hottest toy – the app controlled Star Wars inspired BB-8 – has created Ollie Darkside, an app driven, trick loving, super tough toy that kids and adults will love.
Darkside is guided by onboard intelligence that tracks distance, airtime, color preferences, trick combos, and more. You can drive Ollie the regular kid-way, or put your big boy pants on and start attempting tricks like spins, jumps, and skids.
Darkside had everyone in the house wanting to play and our poor cats running for their lives. Thank God we’re having warmer-than-normal temps because outside, we can let Ollie loose. With even more room, we got crazy with tricks and the fun got even better.
Pairing Ollie or Ollie Darkside is a little different from traditional Bluetooth paired toys. Just download the app and tap your phone to Ollie to pair. It also comes with smooth tires for awesome tricks indoors or all-terrain tires for outdoors or more controlled indoor driving.
Unlike many app controlled toys, it lasts up to a full hour on a charge; our app controlled helicopter only lasts a whopping 15 minutes on a full charge.
Darkside can hit speeds of up to 14mph, pull off some pretty diabolical tricks, and can be fully customized with different tires and hubs.