There are hints of a Sphero version of the Sphere droid. Which is awesome. Playing with Sphero 2.0 I wondered if it might be viable to add magnetically attached accessories like a hat. I'm sure it's a challenge but let's hope they solved it.
When I saw Sphero on Think Geek I though Meh a remote controlled ball, but when I got to play with one, I realized how cool it was. Maybe less open play than a "ball" but WAY! more open play than a remote controlled ball. It's a programmable, waterproof, robotic ball, which while just being a ball is so much more than those human shaped robots.
Which is to say COOL.
Compatible with iOS and Android.
Macrolab is a Block sequencing based scripting tool that uses the same concepts we covered in KidCode. And a way to get our kids attention off the screen at the same time they are on it ;)