Sphero Mini
Sphero $49.99

Sphero Mini

Review Date 11/01/2018

This tiny little colorful robotic ball--about the size of a billiard ball--looks like the perfect toy to drive your cat bonkers. An app on your phone--or just your face--lets you roll this little ball all around the house, lights flashing. Your cat will LOVE it! So will your kids, probably.

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Overall Security Rating
3/5 star
We reached out to the company to ask if they used encryption in their device, as we did with every company in this guide. Here is their response: “Sphero is not interested in releasing any of these details you have requested.”
Security updates
Strong password
Manages vulnerabilities
Privacy policy

Can it snoop on me?

Device: No | App: Yes
Device: No | App: Yes
Tracks Location
Device: No | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
May share or sell user data with advertisers and/or third party businesses.
Can you delete your data?
Parental controls?
Collects biometrics data?
User friendly privacy info?
Links to privacy information

What could happen if something went wrong

Security researchers found it wasn't hard to hack into and take control of Sphero robots. However, if someone did, there's not much they could do except maybe torment your cat.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (888) 977-4376
Live Chat No
Twitter sphero


Assessment of the Privacy and Security of Smart Toys Marketed to Children
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We assessed the privacy and security of six different toys and devices marketed to children. We were able to compromise all of these devices and found critical vulnerabilities that could impact the security or safety of a child in five of these devices

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