Sphero Teases “Force Band” at CES — Control Your BB-8 with Gestures

Even before he made his scene-stealing debut in The Force Awakens, BB-8 was the hottest toy of the season. Hitting stores on Force Friday back in September, Sphero’s mobile-controlled BB-8 was the must-have gadget for kids and… bigger kids… alike. Now the company behind it is looking to one-up themselves with a new accessory.

According to Wired, Sphero used this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to tease their new Force Band. Although the product featured in the video below is a prototype and could see some tweaking, the basic idea is that you’ll be able to control your droid using various gestures.

Take a look:

Currently there are no price details or release dates available, but Sphero says it’s targeting a fall launch and they promise the accessory will be sold separately so there’s no need to buy another droid (unless you want to, of course — we won’t judge).