Orbo by PlaSmart ~ A review and giveaway! | The Life of K: Orbo by PlaSmart ~ A review and giveaway!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Orbo by PlaSmart ~ A review and giveaway!


Toys are a challenge with kids when they really really want the latest and greatest only to get bored with it after a few days. I'm sure we're like most families with more toys than we need so when there's a toy that promises to be entertaining and educational and is small enough to fit in my purse I jump on it.

The Orbo

Enter the Orbo by PlaSmart. This colourful ball is a great little toy. It has provided hours of entertainment for the whole family. It's a puzzle of sorts, where you move around the coloured balls, mixing up the colours, and then match them up again.

At first the kids were gingerly pushing the balls around, mixing it and matching it up. Then it became a race to see who could match up the colours the quickest. That's when having two Orbos came in handy.

After playing around with it you start to learn some tricks like what I think of as the triangle trick where you have to un-match two colours to get a third back where it belongs. The ultimate though maybe be when the colours are on the exact opposite side of the sphere. It takes a while and a lot of backward steps to match everything up again.

My only complaint about the Orbo is how loud it can be when the balls click into place. We were traveling from Montreal to Ottawa and the frantic clicking coming from the back seat was a little jarring. If you ease the balls into place it can be done quietly.

Enough about us.. who wants to win an Orbo??


PlaSmart has generously offered an Orbo to a Life of K blog reader! That's right: you could win one!

I'm shaking things up around here and only asking you comment on this blog post and tell me who you'd give the Orbo to if you won. Keeping it for yourself is totally legit! Good karma if you check out the PlaSmart website and social media pages:

PlaSmart website
PlaSmart on Twitter
PlaSmart on Facebook
PlaSmart on Instagram

One entry per person. Open to Canada. Giveaway closes Friday, September 29th at midnight. Winner will be contacted by email and must be willing to provide their mailing address to PlaSmart. A big thank you to PlaSmart for sponsoring this giveaway!

Disclaimer: PlaSmart gave me and my family two Orbos to facilitate this review. The opinions are all my own.


  1. This sounds very unique and fun I would give it to my son but I'm sure the whole family would play with it.


  2. I'd totally share this with my kiddo, she'd really enjoy the Orbo! Gotta love PlaSmart!

  3. I would share it with my daughter who has a daughter of her own. :) We would all have fun with it! Thanks! Webdesignsbykc@aol.com

    1. Oh dear, I see it's not open to US entries. Good luck everyone!