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Sphero snaps up Specdrums, a crowdfunded music tech startup

Sphero snaps up Specdrums, a crowdfunded music tech startup
[Video: courtesy of Specdrum]

Sphero, the robotics company that pivoted back from Disney-licensed toys to its roots in education earlier this year amid some steep cuts to its workforce, is branching out yet again—buying Specdrums, a startup that raised over $175,000 on Kickstarter to fund its music-enabled rings, for an undisclosed sum. Look for more such acquisitions by Sphero, which raised another $12 million earlier this month (for a total of $119 million).

Last year, we tried out Specdrums, which turns the world around you into an electronic drum set by matching colors to your finger taps:

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