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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  • HP ROCKS!!!!!!!Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    I love harry potter and i like star wars to
    • RiTaBinSunday, April 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm
      • 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

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