Remember the Star Wars Force Trainer from New York's Toy Fair — the toy that lets you lift a ball using only your mind? Our friends across the street at The New York Post got hold of one, and it looks like it really works. After mounting the brain-machine interface on his head (in a rare example of design competence, it actually doesn't look 100% dorky), reporter Don Kaplan managed to lift a ball about a foot and a half. Well, more accurately, he managed to tell the powered tabletop device that he wanted the ball to go up, and the device pushed it up. Still cool.
The trainer, from Uncle Milton Toys, drops July 23 for $120. We have got to get us one of these.
Via SCI FI Wire