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Crave giveaway: Sphero 2.0 app-controlled robotic ball

Like the idea of a glowing robotic toy ball that controls apps and games? Then let's get rolling.

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The Sphero 2.0 pairs with more than 30 apps for robot play. Sphero


Editor's note: The rules for entering this week's giveaway are different than usual. Please read carefully.

Last time we gave away a Sphero app-controlled robot, we had a lot of excited readers. We took note of said excitement, and we're back with another free Sphero funbot, a Sphero 2.0 app-controlled toy robotic ball that you can drive around and use to control all kinds of apps and games. The little guy lights up and pairs to your iOS, Android or Windows device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. It rolls at speeds of up to 4.5 mph and even comes with two ramps so you can send it on little rolling adventures when you're not using it as a game controller.

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What you'll get. Sphero

If you're a Crave giveaway regular, you're used to entering our weekly contest by leaving a comment. This week, we're doing things differently, so please read carefully to find out what you need to do for a chance to win a Sphero 2.0 worth $130.

  • Follow Crave on Twitter. If not already a registered user, register with the Twitter service and follow Crave @crave.
  • Tweet this post. Tweet a link to this post, along with the text "This tweet just got me an entry into the Crave giveaway" and the hashtag #cravegiveawaysphero
  • Send only one tweet. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once per Twitter account. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Sphero 2.0, with a retail value of $130.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via Twitter direct message. The winner must respond within three days of the direct message being sent. If you do not respond within that period, an alternate winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, March 16, 12 p.m. ET.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 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 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 16, 2015. See official rules for details.

Good luck.