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Ollie is like a Sphero on steroids and it's now available for pre-order

If you're a fan of rolling around your house with Sphero, then it may be time to kick things up a bit with the new kid in town, Ollie. Think of Ollie as a bigger, bolder Sphero. Ready to roll faster, jump higher, and do much cooler tricks. The $99 Ollie is available now for preorder and begins shipping September 15th.

Don't get Ollie confused with Sphero — where Sphero is a ball, Ollie is more of a cylinder with wheels. It can take on nearly any terrain and is even customizable with plenty of accessories like nubby wheels or custom hubs. Ollie is made for speed and can hit up to 14mph, and it's tough enough to spin, drift, flip, and jump to your hearts content.

You can pre-order Ollie now for just $99 (or $149 for a special edition blacked-out model). Accessories are on the way later this year.

By day, Adam is a writer for multiple Future Publishing brands with over fifteen years of experience. He's expertly researched and written hundreds of articles ranging from mobile phones to mobile homes to baby mobiles. By night, he's a gadget geek, avid disc golfer, 80s nerd, cord cutter, cook, husband, dad, and memory collector.
  • Looks cool... Just another toy Posted via the Android Central App
  • So what could you do with this? "Drive around"? Who do they target? Must be kids since i dont see me 'playing' with such a toy.. Posted by my G3 or my 1+
  • Duh it's a toy. For kids or adults who are kids at heart or parents. Posted via Android Central App
  • Pretty cool. I want one. Posted via Android Central App on GS5
  • Yeah uh.....waste of $100 IMO. Posted via Android Central App
  • this is cool i might have to get it let the kids take it for a spin.
  • Looks awesome. I could have hours of fun with that thing. Posted via Android Central App
  • I've been on the list for its arrival. Finally ready. Better than the original. My 11 year old will be thrilled. Posted via Android Central App from Samsung Note 3 or Surface Pro 3