Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Uncle Milton Wows Us Again

by Jeff McKinney

We love Uncle Milton. The company that brought us the Ant Farm continues to deliver innovative products year after year. The toy makers unveiled what may be their coolest item yet at last week's CES show in Vegas. Check out The Force Trainer, a real-life Jedi training tool.

The Force Trainer is comprised of a wireless headset and a sphere, which is contained in a clear 10-inch-tall tube. The headset reads your brain activity, similar to an EEG medical device, and if the force is strong enough in you, will cause the sphere to move up and down in the tube. Practice will allow you to hone your Jedi skills and result in greater mind control over the sphere. How cool is that?

The Force Trainer is scheduled to be available in the fall and will probably retail in the $90 to $100 region.