Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

Sphero's Adorable Spider-Man Toy Has AI Smarts (That Aren't Creepy)

While some might like it, it's understandable if other Spider-Man fans would want something more traditional when you swing around in NY. Sphero says Spider-Man neither sends information over the web nor stores data in the app. But unlike those two, Sphero's Spider-Man toy focuses more on interacting with kids through actually speaking to them.

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Sphero's Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero is available today for purchase for $149.99, in plenty of time to take advantage of excitement for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Toymaker Sphero is releasing an interactive toy in the form of a Spider-Man smart speaker.

Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 will release in 2018.

There's also an associated app that lets you create your own superhero name and abilities and helps you keep track of which bad guys you've fought. "From traversing with parkour and unique environmental interactions, to new combat and cinematic blockbuster set pieces, it's Spider-Man unlike any you've played before".

Ultimate Experience - Spidey's web connection allows you to get content updates. The infrared sensor enables the toy to enter "guard mode" to warn users if someone enters their room. He said Spider-Man is only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and the user's voice is never stored or shared. This is why Sphero is making sure the toy will have voice recognition built in.

If you saw Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man either in gameplay footage or in screenshots, you might have noticed that Spidey is rocking a different kind of suit.

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