Daily Archives: June 19, 2009

NeuroSky MindSet

At the other end of the game control spectrum from Wii bowling balls, Scott Adams expressed his excitement in a post today about NeuroSky’s MindSet, a “brain-computer interface” that lets you control things on screen with just your mind.

One of the first apps, developed by Uncle Milton of Ant Farm fame, is Star Wars/Jedi related.  Use the force to… um… lift a ping pong ball!

Uncle Milton Force Trainer!

Uncle Milton Force Trainer!

Okay, maybe that isn’t so impressive.

Still, that seems a lot cooler than jumping around playing pit crew with the whole Microsoft Project Natal thing.

Anything that keeps our collective asses planted firmly on the couch has got to be a winner.

How long before I can cast a fireball in World of Warcraft with my mind?

Wii Bowling Ball

Brought to my attention via The Register, it seems that CTA Digital, taking the pursuit of Wii Sports realism a bit too far, has created a Wii remote attachment available in the form of a bowling ball.

Bowling for... what exactly?

Bowling for... what exactly?

You put your Wii remote in the ball and… well, I’ll use their description:

Once the remote is set inside, plug the three holes with your fingers, as you would a bowling ball. Lastly, make sure to wear the wrist strap securely around your wrist, this will prevent the ball from accidently flying out of your hand, and you are ready to bowl virtual strikes like a Pro!

How you actually use the controls through the three holes is a bit difficult for me to visualize.

What is not difficult to visualize however is that Wii remote bowling ball flying across the room and striking your TV, Wii, or anything else down range.  There is no doubt that CTA Digital has had that same mental image given some of the wording in their product description.

CTA Digital, Inc. will NOT be liable for any damage to your TV, home appliances, and/or accidents caused by these accessories.

USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT. CTA DIGITAL, INC IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE BOWLING BALL ATTACHMENT

Still, you have to hand it to the team at CTA Digital for trying to bring back some of the early thrill of Wii gaming by coming up with a device that is bound to go flying across the room!

Now about that Wii Fit skateboard attachment….