I hosted the Sphero team at a Robot Meet-up at SXSW Interactive 2011.
Sphero is a cool little robotic ball that you can control with your iPhone.
I would have bought one then, but they were still under development.
I understand. Making great products can be hard.
[“Are you my Sphero?” “No,” said the little blue squeezy ball. “I am not your Sphero.”]
But then, I got an email saying that the website was online. On it, you could provide your email to be first in line to pre-order a Sphero.
So I did.
Then I waited to get the chance to actually place an order. Then I got an email saying I could.
So, I did.
[“Are you my Sphero?” “No,” said the big blue exercise ball. “I am not your Sphero.”]
Cool, I thought. I’ll get the Sphero well ahead of Christmas time. It’ll make a great gift.
So, I waited.
Then, I got an email in December saying that I wouldn’t get my Sphero by Christmas.
And that they were really sorry.
But I would get a t-shirt. (I got it yesterday…it’s dark grey.)
[“Are you my Sphero?” “No,” said the whiteboard thought bubble. “I am not your Sphero.”]
I saw a tweet yesterday saying Sphero was shipping. Today is December 22. I hope I get it tomorrow – that would be great!
Until then, I’m still waiting for my Sphero.
…To be continued.