It's been a while since we hard from the folks at Orbotix but they've been hard at working coming up with some new apps and working out arrangements so that they may ship the pretty awesome Sphero ball to what is now 95 countries outside of the U.S. The two new apps they've been working on are called MacroLab and Chromo respectively and they are certainly impressive though, they've not quite been released as of yet. Orbotix says they will be arriving this month:

  • Sphero MacroLab - Create easy, repeatable programs and macros for Sphero. Arrange simple commands and settings in any combination you choose to let Sphero drive autonomously, follow unique patterns, and more, all while learning basic programming. Play your commands, save favorites, and even share them with friends. MacroLab makes programming Sphero easy and fun.
  • Chromo - Get ready to challenge your coordination and your memory with the first app that lets you use Sphero as a controller. Move Sphero to match the colors on your screen for an entirely new way to challenge yourself.

If you're looking to get in on the Sphero action, you can now save yourself 10% percent off the purchase cost when you use the coupon code "GETROLLING" on their website. The full list of countries is available via the source link as well, hit the break for a video of the Chromo app in action it's pretty awesome and makes me want to get a set of balls, no pun intended.

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Sphero now directly to international countries, unveils two new apps

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The title hurt my brain. Split infinitive much?

Seems like selling an expensive toy by just having a smartphone tie in is their business plan. But how soon do you get bored with that, and what do you do if you get really really good with it? Rush over to your friends house, throw them down on the floor and say "Hey look, look, this is really cool, watch this!!"

Your mom wants you to come up out of the basement. You shout up the stairs that you are busy on the phone playing with your balls. Conversation with Dad on your event horizon.