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

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



1. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

soooo why wouldn't I just get a kinect? this idea seems a little redic...

2. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

3. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011


4. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

6. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010


7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Wanna play soccer with your iPhone? There's an app, err, toy for that

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

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