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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  • 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
        • 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
              • wizard1234
                wizard1234Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm
                may the 4th be with you
                • vzvbzbxvbxbxvThursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:55 am
                  • 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.

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