Sphero’s BB-eight was the most memorable little bit of merchandizing among final year’s epic Power Awakens merchandising bonanza. It was the fantastic piece of synergy – leveraging the hardware startup’s powerful piece of remote command technologies to provide to existence the film’s most marketable development.

This calendar year the business seemed to just take issues a phase even further with the addition of the Power Band, a wearable that delivers gesture command to the lovable robot, mimicking the franchise’s power pushes and pulls. It’s a fun addition, but a minor difficult to command – and priced a little bit superior at $eighty as a standalone (or $200 if you obtain them as a bundle).

Properly unveiled the week of Black Friday, Sphero’s using the Power Band’s performance to a powerful new degree with the addition of IFTTT (If This Then That) support. That indicates the sky’s truly the limit on the types of issues wearers will be capable to command with the wrist band. End users can make commands to command all types of clever house performance with a drive, pull or cease. Behold, the Jedi coffee maker: