Like Ollie, it charges by micro USB and takes about three hours to charge for 1 hour of play. You use your smartphone or tablet to command the robot...but this rebel likes to command itself from time to time as well. Spinning, flipping and rolling along at speeds up to 14 MPH, it takes a bit to get the hang of controlling Darkside but that's part of the fun.
Changing tires, performing tricks and racing around with a range of up to 100 feet makes this the perfect summer toy! We've had a blast playing with Darkside over the past few weeks and we're still entertained every time we fire him up. Adults and kids alike are all impressed and want a turn taking it for a spin. The fun factor is undeniable but I am just as impressed with the durability of Darkside. It is incredibly tough for a robot that does so many cool (not to mention fast) tricks. Darkside is definitely the next generation in remote control fun!
Darkside retails for about $169 CAD and can be purchased at Best Buy Canada, Amazon.ca, and sphero.com.
*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions are my own.