It feels kind of weird to review another Sphero product when I just reviewed their Sphero Bolt just a little over a month ago. This Sphero RVR is apparently made for “makers, hackers, coders”, and that sounds about right.
It’s going to be very difficult for me to talk about the RVR without comparing it to the Bolt, so I am not going to try. After all, I used the same application to control it, and its controls are identical. I’m just going to give you a link to my Sphero Bolt video for that, but you can link the article link I just put in the last paragraph.
I’m going to say that I had issues with the controls. While the Sphero RVR may turn on a dime, it doesn’t seem to have a reverse control. I recently put together a Technic Lego set that had a bit more control with its tank treads.
The Sphero RVR feels like it is essentially a platform that is moving. I mean, the box shows the RVR with an arm and camera, but I don’t know if these attachments are available.
If you want to try out this educational platform for yourself, head on over to the Sphero site and lay down $249.99 for it.