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Butterfly Amicus Prime w/120 Free Balls

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Amicus Prime is Butterfly's flagship robot from their Amicus series of 3-wheel head robots.

Includes:
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• Robot and Android Tablet (you can also use your own device)
• Recycling net for continuous play
• Tablet holder to conveniently attach the included table to your table
• Universal power supply, cables, & US Adapter Plug
• 120 Butterfly Training Balls
• Printed Owner's Manual in English, German, & French
• Official Butterfly Amicus Carrying Bag
• Remote Switch
• Accessory Packet with spare parts & tools
• Access to Fethomania: live robot training classes, extra training drills for your Amicus, downloadable video library
• 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty and 5-year parts availability guarantee
• Manufacturer tech support via Larry Thoman (Butterfly's robot expert, with 30+ years of experience with table tennis robots, author of 7 different owner’s manuals & holder of 3 table tennis robot patents)
• Megaspin Warranty Plus - our own additional support to assist you in dealing with the manufacturer for warranty issues.


See also:
Amicus Start and Amicus Expert (same generation, different features as described in the chart below)
Amicus Professional (similar features, not app-controlled)

The 3-wheel head and net parts are the same for all 3 Amicus Prime models. The difference between Amicus models is the control panel. Prime is app-controlled. You can find Prime's app on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play store.

Read our detailed review:
Butterfly Amicus Prime Long Review

The new AMICUS PRIME sets out to redefine the possibilities of a table tennis robot and will excite fans all over the world. The innovative PRIME is controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth technology from the AMICUS app running on either the included tablet computer or any smartphone or tablet operating iOS or Android. AMICUS app software offers a multitude of interactive content, improved and added to with regular updates. Creating exercises, changing spin, speed, placement and trajectory has never been easier. Pre-saved exercises created by professional players and coaches are playable at the press of a button with in-app videos by stars such as Timo Boll just waiting to show the correct execution and provide useful additional information from his regular training with the AMICUS robot. Get acquainted to our AMICUS flagship model and discover the new possibilities of the most tireless, and always ready, training partner you will find.

Special features of AMICUS PRIME:

  • Ball frequency of up to 120 balls per minute Spin, speed, trajectory and placement can vary from ball to ball.
  • Controlled by the application on tablet (or user supplied Android or iOS device) and connected wirelessly to main robot via Bluetooth.
  • Software and firmware regularly updated with help of the app. Several robots may be operated by one device (consecutively). Device can be re-charged directly at the robot.
  • Left-Right (mirror) switch for reversing drills to match the dominant hand of the user so forehand/backhand placement are correct.
  • Sample function to test individual balls within a drill.
  • Individual Frequency Control can customize the time interval between any two consecutive balls.
  • Cycle function lets you easily incorporate interval training in your table tennis practice sessions.
  • Pre-programmed with 20 drills created by German Butterfly Coach Richard Prause. Pre-programmed drills can be modified or replaced.
  • Integrated videos show how to properly practice each pre-programmed drill.
  • Memory for storing drills limited only by memory of the device used to run the app. You may sequence together several drills by using Cluster Memory so a sequence of drills runs automatically either one after the other or randomly.
  • Key-fob-like remote control (small, lightweight and easy to fit in pocket)

Box dimensions: 34" x 14" x 15"
Box weight: 24 lbs.

Download Product Manual (2MB PDF file)

Fethomania Training Classes

Fethomania is a monthly educational and training program for Butterfly Amicus Prime owners, presented by Bowmar Sports and featuring Stefan Feth and Larry Thoman. Participants receive training sessions with Stefan Feth, who demonstrates drills to improve table tennis skills and offers fundamental coaching tips. At the end of each session, Larry Thoman, the Robot Guru, answers any questions participants may have about their robots, including setup, maintenance, and more. Attendees are provided with links to download drill files for different robot models, ensuring they maximize the benefits of their Amicus robots.

Amicus customers get access to past session videos and downloadable drills:

Here are some snippets from past classes:

Promo Videos

Training Tips

Exercises

How to Connect your Amicus Robot


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Warranty  Butterfly Amicus robots come with a 3-year warranty against factory defects. Warranty does not cover misuse of the robot. If new robot parts are required to resolve an issue, they can only be shipped to a US address.

Return Policy  Amicus robots can be returned within 30 days, no questions asked. A restocking fee of 10% of the robot price will apply.

Parts  are guaranteed to be available within 5 years of purchase.


Feature Amicus Start Amicus Expert Amicus Prime
Controller Wired Control Box Wired Control Box Android Tablet (supplied). Also can download and use Amicus app on any Android or iOS device.
Wireless Remote Yes (optional) RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot. Yes (supplied) RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot. Yes (supplied). RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot.
Controller Attachment Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller. Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller. Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller.
Controller-Robot Connection Thin, light cable with 3.5mm jacks. Thin, light cable with 3.5mm jacks. Bluetooth (wireless)
Power PCB Located in Base, very close to motors. Located in Base, very close to motors. Located in Base, very close to motors.
Programmable Up to 6 shots. Position only can be changed. Spin, speed, and height remain same. Up to 7 shots. Adjust speed, spin type, spin amount, height, and position for each shot. Up to 10 shots. Adjust speed, spin type, spin amount, height, timing, & position of each shot.
Sampling Button No (but available on optional remote) Yes (also on optional remote) Yes (also on remote)
Memory Capacity None Save up to 99 drills, from 1 to 7 shots each. Virtually unlimited memory. 6Gb storage included on supplied tablet and can be extended with Micro SD (TF) card.
Pre-Programmed Drills None 21, can be modified or replaced. 21, can be modified or deleted.
Drill Sequencing No No Yes (Sequences)
Drill Videos No No Yes, for pre-programmed drills.
Drill Ordering No Numerical only. Each drill identified with a number. Any way the user wants. Each drill can have a custom name and order can be changed.
Drill Search N/A N/A Yes, any text in drill title
Drill Description N/A N/A Yes - can add description, purpose of drill, tips, etc.
Drill Diagrams N/A N/A Top and side view diagrams, allows user to determine ball order, speed, spin type, spin amount, placement, & trajectory of each ball in 1 glance.
Mirror Function No No Yes-used to make drills run correctly for either right or left handed players, or quickly create a new drill variation.
Miscellaneous Controller Functions None None Software interface offers top & side view diagrams and text description of each drill; direct email customer support; virtual updates to fix bugs and add features; manual viewable on tablet; restore factory drills; and share drills & messages with Facebook friends.
Serve Delay No No Yes-drills that begin with a serve have a short delay added at start of each repetition to simulate the pause at the start of a point in a real game.
Serve Number & Order None None 1, 2, or 3-if 2 or 3 serves are designated, robot will alternate serves to start each drill repetition; if Type Random is on, robot randomizes the serves.
Random Settings Yes, 3 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Scatter+Place, which combines these two random modes. Yes, 3 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Scatter+Place, which combines these two random modes. Yes, 7 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Type, to throw balls with random spin, speed, and height. You can also combine any of the modes: Scatter+Place, Scatter+Type, Place+Type, and Scatter+Place+Type.
Ball Frequency 11~100 Balls Per Minute 1~100 Balls Per Minute 5~120 Balls Per Minute
Frequency Steps Variable-control knob has no discernable steps, but does have 8 indicator marks. 100 115
Frequency Customization None Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) provides automatic, more natural timing between shots of varying speed and spin. Individual Frequency Control (IFC) allows you to individually adjust timing between two programmed balls.
Stopping Ball Delivery Turn knob on controller to off position. Button press on controller or remote. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically. Button press on remote or controller. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically.
Interval Training No Yes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Play period can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 seconds. Pause period can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 seconds. Yes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Quickset options for 20/40/60/80 second play periods with break period automatically set to ½ of the play period. Custom play/break periods can be set from 10-90 seconds for play and 10-50 seconds for break.
3rd Ball Attack Training No No Yes, wheels are placed in wait mode until tablet detects second bounce of serve and then drill begins.
# & Type of Wheels Three 4" foam. Three 4" foam. Three 4" foam.
Spin Types Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin. Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin. Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin.
Spin Amount Steps 6 for topspin, 4 for backspin, sidespin has variable control knob with no discernable steps, but 4 indicators. 6 for topspin, 4 for backspin, 5 for right sidespin, 5 for left sidespin. 7 for topspin, 5 for backspin, 6 for right sidespin, 6 for left sidespin.
Speed/Spin Range @ 50/50 to 100/0 @ 50/50 to 100/0 @ 10/90 to 100/0
How does wheel speed determine spin type & speed/spin ratio? Speed of 3 wheels relative to each other, forward spinning only. Speed of 3 wheels relative to each other, forward spinning only. Speed and direction of wheels relative to each other, forward and backward spinning.
Ball Speed Steps 22 21 25
Shot Types Counter, fast loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash. Counter, fast loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash. Counter, fast loop, slow loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash, heavy chop, heavy serve.
Oscillation Steps Variable-control knob does not have discernable steps, but has 9 indicator marks. 17 17
Osc. Movement Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements
Elevation Steps Approximately 108 with 9 indicator marks. 154 (19 indicators) 154 (154 indicators)
Elev. Movement Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements
Rot. Movement N/A (no head rotation) N/A (no head rotation) N/A (no head rotation)
Silent Mode Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops. Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops. Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops.
Power Supply External wall wart with US power cord. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 2.7A. External wall wart with US power cord. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 2.7A. External wall wart with US power cord. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 2.7A.
Ball Projection Height Adjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface. Adjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface. Adjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface.
Table Thickness Adjustable? Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm) Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm) Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm)
Ball Recycling Net Yes Yes Yes
Side Net Attachment Rubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point. Rubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point. Rubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point.
Robot Dimensions, Unfolded 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D
Robot Dimensions, Folded 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D
Carton Size 33"L x 15"W x 15"H 33"L x 15"W x 15"H 33"L x 15"W x 15"H
Weight, Net/Gross 20.1 lb/27.25 lb.* 20.0 lb./27.25 lb.* 20.2 lb./28.6 lb.*
Printed Manuals 1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed). 1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed). 1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed). Manual can also be displayed on tablet.
Carry/Storage Bag Yes - free. Heavy duty material, padded with 4 pockets and 2 internal straps, and external feet for standing upright. Yes - free. Heavy duty material, padded with 4 pockets and 2 internal straps, and external feet for standing upright. Yes - free. Heavy duty material, padded with 4 pockets and 2 internal straps, and external feet for standing upright.
Balls Included 120 Training Balls 120 Training Balls 120 Training Balls
Spare Parts/Tools Included Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels). Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels). Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels).
Upgradeable Yes, to Expert or Prime Yes, to Prime No
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee 3 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee 3 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee
Country of Origin Hungary, except carry case & power supply, which are from China. Hungary, except carry case & power supply, which are from China. Hungary, except carry case, power supply, & tablet which are from China.
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* Weight may vary slightly from robot to robot. Not to be used for shipping. Dimensional weights are used for shipping, substantially raising the weight used to calculate shipping charge.

Butterfly Amicus Prime vs competition

 Power Pong OmegaAmicus Prime
Tablet IncludedYes, 7" ScreenYes, 8" Screen
Physical Control PanelOptionalNo
AppiOS/AndroidiOS/Android
Balls Included100 3-star balls120 training balls
Recycling Net IncludedYesYes
Accessories IncludedPower Pong Carrying BagButterfly Carrying Bag
Printer ManualNoYes
Online classes-Access to Fethomania Classes
Warranty3 years3 years
  $2,195 $2,159.99

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Reviews of Butterfly Amicus Prime w/120 Free Balls (8)

I love this ball machine - easy to set up different shots that I want to work on and combinations.
Much easier to use the Amicus app on my iPhone - the tablet they include with it is crap. I went through three of them before I just threw it away.
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this is the the best robot i have been playing for two year now. i give a 5 star
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Great product that delivers on its promise.

Fairly accurate, customizable and easy of use - makes this a dream partner for any serious player. Highly recommend.
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Good practice, the best robot in the market. I am using every day to play with different types of game, none stop and realistic improvements to my skill level. I recommend this to everyone who wants to buy. Thanks you Amicus
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The Butterfly Amicus Prime is the absolute top-of-the-line table tennis robot. While being the most expensive robot, it has the most features.
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