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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Ollie, The App-Controlled Robot {giveaway}

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Today, I am sharing Ollie as part of my holiday gift guide.  You may be wondering what exactly Ollie is....if so, check out below.


It is no shock or surprise to anyone that kids today want and ask for electronic gadgets.  My eight year old is asking for an iPod and my son who is eleven is starting to talk about the need for a iPhone.    And, honestly, I don't have an issue with them wanting or having these types of products (well, maybe not the iPhone quite yet).  The reality is, it's the way of the world. 

While I accept the desire for gadgets, at the same time, I am still a big believer in the need for play.  This is where Ollie comes in as a perfect play solution for children who enjoy the gadgets.  Ollie is a little robot who works in conjunction with your favourite device.

Ollie is the coolest item on the world's top tech toy shelf from Sphero.   Ollie is app-controlled robot who is designed to perform tricks. 

My son (11) is heavily into doing tricks with his scooter or bike, so Ollie is a great fit with the way he thinks and plays.  He has had a blast playing with Ollie and enjoys showing off how he can control it with the app on our iPad.  What I love most about Ollie is how it couples his love for electronic devices, with his love for stunts.  Ollie gets Matthew out from behind a screen and laughing over what Ollie can do.


We are really impressed with Ollie and took a look to find out more.  We found that we can purchase additional accessories to amp up the fun even more.  

Ollie's Specifications: 
  • LED Glow
  • Instant connection
  • 30M Range
  • RECHARGEABLE PLAY(60 min drive time)
  • Super fast
  • ULTRA AGILE
  • DRIFT WHEELS 
  • Grip tires
Ollie is a great holiday gift idea of older kids and adults alike.  Purchase Ollie here, for $99.99.

 Recommended for ages 8+.

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47 comments:

Judy C said...

I love that you use an app to control him and that it is something the entire family could have fun with! (Judy Cowan)

Annie1 said...

I love that the kids can control this, my husband can control this and I can drive my cats crazy lol

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bellz said...

I love that I can change the color of the wheels and they are super easy to clean.

ginette4 said...

I love that you can buy accessories for it..love that it handles being bumped and crashed without falling apart

Joelle said...

I love the fact that it will entertain everyone in family and that is a new way to play.

Lu Tony said...

Instant connection

Victoria S said...

I love that it can be controlled remotely. Victoria Ess

Darlene Schuller said...

I love that it's rugged, and fun for everyone in the family.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I love that it has LED Glow

JaimeeM said...

Im excited to try out all the accessories that come with ollie.

Sarah Jackson said...

I like that you can control it from an app , this is really cool .Could have some fun with the kids and the cats lol

saskmom said...

I love that you can control it with your phone.

Erika E said...

I like how fast he can go and all the tricks he can do!

Brenda Penton said...

What excites me is that it is fast, glows, and that you can get updates for it

Flo said...

I love that you control it and that it does tricks.

Florence C

Juliee said...

It excites me that it can do tricks.

Tinatchick said...

App control!

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love that it's app controlled and something the whole family would have fun with.

Nicole B said...

I love that it is durable and you can control it with your phone!

Sue2Sueper said...

I like that there is no separate controller to lay around the house. Just use the phone or table to control this. NICE!

marlibu said...

I love the app control

Sarah Stickney said...

it works with a smart phone

karine123 said...

The fact you control it from your phone or tablet - My nephew would have so much fun with this!

Silvia said...

I like that it can do tricks and has a 30M Range

maria said...

I like that it works with a smartphone and the kids would love it!!

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Kristine Ewald said...

I love how ollie does tricks

Tammy D said...

I love the LED Glow!!

suzie said...

I like the fact that the whole family would enjoy this

Mist said...

I love that you can play with Ollie in the city or country and on the rocks! Like that it comes in different colors and has the LED lights, Ollie is great for anyone of any age !

Amy Brown said...

This would be fun to play together with my daughter, I love that it integrates new technology!

Amy C said...

I like that my phone can control it.

Nicolthe pickle said...

That it's fast and fun for older kids too.

SUMMER PLEWES said...

i like that it looks simple to use but fun for even the older kids (and me hhaha )

flowerchild said...

I love that it glows and it is fast
thanks

Elena said...

I like that it can be controlled by phone.. looks like so much fun!

Holly Messana said...

I like that it can drift!

Kayla Gilbert said...

I love that it changes colors and is great for anyone!

Lori's Place said...

What excites me about Ollie is the speed, the tricks and controlling it with a smart phone app.

Brandee H said...

I love how interactive Ollie is. I would love to see how it is different from Sphero!

Andrea said...

My son says because its a robot and it does tricks. He really wants one lol :) (Andrea Amy)

409cope said...

I like that this is run from my smartphone.

Wanda Tracey said...

I like that you can control it from an app.and that it has LED.

ivy pluchinsky said...

I would love to have an Ollie, it just seems so cool

Rhonda said...

I really like that it's unique and options on play!

Jessica Gipson said...

I love you can control it with your own device, iphone. LOVE IT!

Mark Shannon said...

I love remote control cars and gadgets, so this definitely excites me!

Lori Butler said...

love how easy it is to control with your own devices