Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Mind Flex Telekinetic Obstacle Course
having fun at the same time? I can't even begin to count how many times
I have asked myself that very same question. After all, who wouldn't
want to increase their chances of being able to read thoughts or
mentally manipulate people, right? Well, now you can work on honing
those increasingly important skill sets by using one of the latest
product introductions from Hammacher-Schlemmer, the Mind Flex
Telekinetic Obstacle Course.
Mind Flex is a game that uses brainwaves rather than manual dexterity as
its main interface. The object of the game is to maneuver a small foam
ball through a series of increasingly difficult obstacles using only
your thoughts. I have a feeling that this seemingly simple task will
prove more of an exercise in futility for most of the population.
Anyway, that's the gist. The unit receives your brainwaves via a super
fashionable piece of headgear that's a combination of a headband and two
ear clips. The fancy hat measures the theta wave activity produced by
your brain and is similar to EEG monitoring technology that's used by
As you relax and concentrate, the headband sends a wireless signal whose
strength is based on your level of mental concentration that controls
the speed of the game's air fan. You are supposed to be able to increase
or decrease its speed, suspending or lowering the foam ball as you make
your way around the course. Apparently, our brains are one-trick ponies,
capable of only one foam ball function at a time. To this end, the unit
features a knob so you can rotate the gameboard to move the ball through
one of eight, interchangeable obstacles.
The Mind Flex Telekinetic Obstacle Course is available for $99.95 at
www.hammacher.com and requires 4-C and 3-AAA batteries that aren't
included (ouch). The units aren't expected to start shipping until
September 25 so you have plenty of time to whip your gray matter into shape.