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CNET giveaway: Sphero BB-8 with the Force Band

The Force is strong with this week's droid giveaway. This sweepstakes ends on November 28.

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Star Wars fans know that life on sandy Jakku can be pretty bleak; luckily one reader will receive a special companion to make their adventures more exciting. This week's Jedi-in-training will win a BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero with the Force Band included.

The BB-8 Droid has a wandering mind of its own and can cruise at a whopping top speed of 4.5 mph. Alternatively, BB-8 can also be controlled with a smartphone, tablet or the Force Band (iOS, Android and Windows compatible). This BB-8 recognizes voices and responds back and can also record and play virtual holographic messages.

The prize also comes with the Force Band, which lets you to control and drive your BB-8 with just the wave of your hand using Bluetooth Smart technology. The Force band also lets you practice your lightsaber and blaster skills using Combat Training, or you can master the force itself using Force Training.

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And going back to the giveaway... what do you have to do to win Sphero's BB-8 App-Enabled Droid and Force Band worth $199.99? Please read our rules carefully.

  • Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
  • Leave a comment. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Star Wars Sphero Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, for a total retail value of $199.99.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until November 28, 11:59 p.m. PT.

Sphero BB-8 and The Force Band.

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And we can't forget to tell you about the legalities:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. DATA RATES MAY APPLY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 28, 2016. See official rules for details.