Star Wars: The Force Awakens has truly awoken the geek in a lot of its fans, with all kinds of ridiculous merch hitting stores. One of the big toy successes to come out of the new film is this remote control BB-8 droid which is about to become a whole lot cooler.
It was announced at CES 16 (the Consumer Electronics Show) earlier today that the
toy fun-machine released by Sphero will soon be paired with a motion sensor wristband that tracks your hand movements, thus allowing users to control their BB-8 using THE MOTHER-FLIPPIN’ FORCE.
The prototype is basically a wearable Wii remote that’s designed to sit on your wrist and read which way you’re moving. As a result of this miraculous breakthrough, you’ll be able to impress all ya mates with your sweet Jedi skills as BB-8 rolls around to your commands in realtime.
The bad news is that this thing isn’t quite a reality yet. The wristband is still a prototype, so it might be a while until will have ‘The Force’ in our hands / on our wrists. That being said, Gizmodo got to have a play at CES 16 and released a full preview of it on their site. Check it out below:
Images via Gizmodo.