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TheO is a foam ball to put your smartphone in, throw it around

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TheO is a foam ball to put your smartphone in, throw it around
The 2012 Toy Fare in New York might seem like the last place where you find smartphone related stuff, but it’s not - it brings a neat foam ball accessory that makes you experience games in a much more realistic and engaging way.

The foam ball is called TheO and it’s an accessory that works with the iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones with screens of 4 or less inches (not that many, come to think about it).

First of all, TheO is almost as big as a soccer ball and you just have to put the phone inside it where it fits nicely. Being a foam, TheO is pretty safe for you favorite gadget.

Now, the idea behind the TheO is that you can use it a bit like a Wii. The video demo below shows how it can be used for bowling, and there are two other suggested games with it - one a hot potato game, and the other one a mysterious social game. Those three will be bundled with the TheO ball that sells for just $24.99, but others are also being developed.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 15 Feb 2012, 08:57 3

1. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


soooo why wouldn't I just get a kinect?

this idea seems a little redic...

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 09:09 4

2. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


I'm no Hater but this seems to be really stupid.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 11:40

3. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


WORST IDEA EVER!

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 11:42 2

4. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Honestly, I would rather play on a “Jump To Conclusions Mat”.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 13:10 1

5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


good one. but...

i think ill make one when i get home so i can throw my phone at the wall when needed.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 14:51 1

6. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


THE ULTIMATE TOUGH CASE!
TAKE THAT OTTERBOX!

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 18:27 1

7. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Wanna play soccer with your iPhone?

There's an app, err, toy for that

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 13:52 1

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


This is what modern inventions are coming to? So much for the cure for cancer.

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