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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  • RiTaBinSunday, April 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGG!
    • PadmeThursday, March 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm
      oh anikan! You're breaking my heart! You're going down a path I cannot follow!!!!!
      • paulTuesday, March 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm
        I can do that with out sensors.
        • Darth VaderMonday, March 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm
          I have the force
          • EmanWednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm
            Who dosen't love using the force?Right
            • MadisonThursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:32 am
              THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • CoryTuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm
                WoW that is awesome!
                • ThebeastMonday, November 22, 2010 at 5:34 am
                  I HAVE MINDFLEX!
                  • JacobWednesday, October 20, 2010 at 7:29 am
                    Come To The Dark Side Of The Force
                    • AnthonyFriday, October 15, 2010 at 8:37 am
                      WOW!

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