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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  • 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
      • no1wierdguy
        no1wierdguyTuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm
        Not funny
        • fungirl34
          fungirl34Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm
          MAY THE CAR KEYS BE WITH U did u find them yet
          • daydoeshomework
            daydoeshomeworkWednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:59 am
            awesome
            • wizard1234
              wizard1234Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm
              may the 4th be with you
              • vzvbzbxvbxbxvThursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:55 am
                cool
                • ikyra_marie
                  ikyra_marieWednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm
                  That is so cool!
                  • kell-bell
                    kell-bellWednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm
                    Awesome! I have decided extremely early to be Ahsoka for Halloween so I will get this to add to the effect.
                    • benTuesday, October 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm
                      wher do you get it

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