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It looks like the attachment method would allow for a heavy duty case on the phone.

This looks like a pretty good idea to me. If it catches on there could be quite a few kids getting off the couch and playing outside.

Oh I agree it's really cool, but I'm not really sure current smartphones are up to the task.

Even heavy duty phone cases aren't designed to support the weight of the gun attached it during a fall or if someone gets a bit too much of an adrenaline rush and smashes the gun into something.

Never mind terrible battery life on most phones when you force them to stay awake (and most cases won't support an extended battery), poor screen visibility in daylight, and overheating that is common on certain models in even "mild" full coverage cases.



A custom modular device would probably have been a better way to go with this. Something like a Raspberry Pi with a nice chunky battery and high brightness polymer covered screen all well anchored in a metal box. Would require them to do a little more design work, but after all the trouble taken to custom craft the guns, it seems odd they would skimp on a metal enclosure (since all the other parts of the device are commercially available and pre-fabricated).
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So.. he took the concept of airsoft, added smart phones, and dumbed it down for 5 year olds.. I don't see this going anywhere.

You could accomplish the same thing by buying weak airsoft guns from walmart or something. - the smart phone.
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OMG ....

listen up ... what if .. instead of a phone ... they create something like Google Glasses ..... or like the power meter from DragonBall Z ....


O M G .... i want a second childhood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So.. he took the concept of airsoft, added smart phones, and dumbed it down for 5 year olds.. I don't see this going anywhere.

You could accomplish the same thing by buying weak airsoft guns from walmart or something. - the smart phone.

Hasbro sells over 400 million dollars worth of Nerf guns a year. Its one of their most profitable lines.

combine that market with couch sitting young teens. You have a potential gold mine
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Sigh kids these days.... *face palm*
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Oh I agree it's really cool, but I'm not really sure current smartphones are up to the task.

Even heavy duty phone cases aren't designed to support the weight of the gun attached it during a fall or if someone gets a bit too much of an adrenaline rush and smashes the gun into something.

Never mind terrible battery life on most phones when you force them to stay awake (and most cases won't support an extended battery), poor screen visibility in daylight, and overheating that is common on certain models in even "mild" full coverage cases.



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Wouldn't work. I can't see parents adding a data plan to a blaster gun they bought for their kid. Without the internet connection adding the phone seems pretty worthless. You might be able to get away with wifi but that would limit where you could play. The concept makes no sense at all without using a customers existing cell phone. Battery life is awful when the cameras are left on and i guess some phones are fragile but it's the only way this works.
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Wouldn't work. I can't see parents adding a data plan to a blaster gun they bought for their kid. Without the internet connection adding the phone seems pretty worthless. You might be able to get away with wifi but that would limit where you could play. The concept makes no sense at all without using a customers existing cell phone. Battery life is awful when the cameras are left on and i guess some phones are fragile but it's the only way this works.

Nonsense. Wirelessly tether the blaster to the phone, which you can keep safely in your pocket with the screen and camera off.
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Haven't checked it out yet but from the comments I'm reading around here definitely looks interesting
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post #19 of 23
This must be what they envisioned when they first thought of a phablet.
Imagine a Galaxy Note on that mount, would it provide any advantage?
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Over 93% of kids play games online

Tek Recon

Making the art of simulated war and gun violence fun for young children
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