Star Wars Fans - 'Use The Force'

By Meera Dolasia on January 9, 2009

Even if you are not a a Star Wars fan, at some point we have all wished we could Use The Force - that is, make something happen by merely thinking it. 

You wish will soon be granted - that is if you buy these toys from Uncle Milton's or Mattel

Uncle Milton's Force Trainer, is equipped with a head trainer that uses brainwaves to move a ping-pong ball sitting in a 10-inch tall clear plastic tower.

The Force Trainer is based on a technology that has been used by heart specialists for many years. A wireless headset reads the brain's activity - which, if completely focused on moving the ball, will activate a training remote situated at the base of the toy. This in turn creates a flow of air, that helps the ball rise within the tower.

As the player concentrates on the ball, appropriate music and video clips emanate from the Force Trainer, helping him/her focus. 

Mattel's Mind Flex works similarly, using brain-wave activity to move a ball through a tabletop obstacle course (pictured above). Both toys are expected to hit toy stores this fall and cost between $90 - $100USD. Time to start saving those allowances!

Source: USAtoday, Techchrunch

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  • tashadtasha
    tashadtashaFriday, April 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm
    This is pretty cool!
    • koolMonday, March 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm
      I have two
      • jordans
        jordansThursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm
        I know what i'm getting for my birthday
        • ballet9391
          ballet9391Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:45 am
          awesome!!!!!!!!!
          • dragoncat
            dragoncatMonday, February 9, 2015 at 6:53 am
            Woa
            • Sonia Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:12 am
              Cool
              • JustinWednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:23 am
                I want that this year for my birthday.I want to know the force.....May the force be with you.dundundundundundun
                • panchito2003
                  panchito2003Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
                  That's cool
                  • ryantapang
                    ryantapangThursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm
                    I want one
                    • ctorres
                      ctorresWednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm
                      My friend has one of those
                      ALA