Introducing Darkside Ollie – The App Controlled Robot!


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It’s not often that my kids fight over a toy. It must be something pretty amazing for that to happen – and it has! The Darkside Ollie has both of my children hooked!

From Go Sphero, Darkside Ollie is the newly launched, special edition app-controlled robot engineered for speed. Plus, Darkside Ollie has some pretty amazing tricks!

Darkside Ollie rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph. It’s all controlled by your device – in our case my iPhone, Johnny’s iPhone and Paige’s iPod via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet.

Darkside Ollie
We’ve had a lot of fun with it!  I’m impressed with the battery life – a full charge will allow for over an hour of drive time.

My video isn’t great, but this is Paige’s favorite trick.  I wish we could have demonstrated outside – with more room it’s amazing to watch the Darkside Ollie go!  There was an app update recently, we can now give Ollie a custom color theme – or in Paige’s case pick a flashing LED color pattern called Black Magic.  She’s had so much fun using Ollie to pull off some sweet moves and tricks.  If it ever quits raining, we plan on taking Ollie outside and putting him to the test, too!

Darkside Ollie would make a great gift for Father’s Day, which is right around the corner!

Darkside Ollie retails for $149.99 at Go Sphero where you’ll also find Ollie and the Sphero.

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One lucky winner will receive a Darkside Ollie.  ARV: $149.99  Ends June 15

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends June 15, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery. **By entering this giveaway, you confirm that you have read and agree to my giveaway rules. Sponsor reserves the right to limit one prize per person/household (of this item/prize pack). Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize {though it is usually much sooner}. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Odds of winning: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.


About Author

Sky is the mother of two children, ages 16 and 9, and she resides in Nebraska. In addition to being a contributor at Eighty MPH Mom, she has plenty of blogging experience, as the owner and author of Seeryus Mama for over seven years.


  1. Nicole Dziedzic on

    I want to win this for my son, so he can experiment with having it do some awesome moves and tricks.

  2. I would love to win this for my son he would love it, and maybe he would let me play with it too 🙂

  3. This is something that would pique my teen son’s interest. He’d love to do tricks and moves with it. Thanks.

  4. Very cool. It would help me so much with cleaning floors. I’m a disabled senior. I think my two cats would also enjoy watching it in motion.

  5. Margaret Smith on

    I’d love to win this for my sons. I think they would really love this robot and I also think that they would learn a lot from this toy.

  6. Nancy Krueger on

    I want to win because it would be my first robot. My two boys would have to fight me to play with it!

  7. Melinda Stephens on

    My son and husband are both obsessed with remote control toys. I’d love to win this for them.

  8. jose benavides on

    I want to win it for my kids cause i know they will have a lot of fun with it and so would the pets.

  9. Natalie Brown on

    I want to win this super fun toy because my grandson would LOVE it! It’s such a cool toy that he could control on his own. I can only imagine how the dog would react to it too. lol

  10. I’d love to win for a birthday present for my BFF’s little boy. He’s going to be 5 and is so smart!

  11. well number one its awesome … i think both my kids would love it … we could play with it for hours … and ive never seen one of these before !

  12. My son is 18 and that means there’s very little that he likes to do with me at this stage. I think this would be cool for both of us to do together.

  13. I would like to win this so we can have a lot of fun taking video of the animals and other exciting things!

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  14. Angela A Simmons on

    really enjoyed the review and I like how you put the video in there as well. I would like to win this for my kiddos to keep them entertained while I get dinner ready

  15. My daughter is interested in robotics and computer programming and I think this would be a challenge for her to try

  16. Shakeia Rieux on

    My boyfriend is into things like this and i know he would love to have it.I just hope i am lucky enough to win it for him

  17. Laurie Emerson on

    II would like to win as my son and daughter would love it. I admit I would too as it looks like so much fun.

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