There's a Real Life Pokeball That Works With Pokemon Go

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 6:47PM
Pokemon Go
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 6:47PM
There's a Real Life Pokeball That Works With Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go isn't going away anytime soon, and one company is looking to profit off the game's massive popularity by making a remote control that looks and works like a real life pokeball.


A Kickstarter campaign by GamerReality LLC has already gained well over its $25,000 goal - and with 36 days left to go, it looks like there's no doubt their real life pokeball will soon become a reality. The ball, which connects to the app via Bluetooth, can catch Pokemon in two different ways. When playing the game with the AR function on, you can throw the ball toward the space occupied by the Pokemon on the screen, and your phone's camera will register this is a capture. You can also mimic throwing the ball, which contains an accelerometer, and this will translate into your virtual ball being thrown in the game as if you flicked it with your finger. Also, as if that wasn't enough, the ball can even charge your phone (we all know how battery-draining it is to try and catch 'em all).

Early bird pricing was $35, but those quickly sold out. The next tier set the price at $45, and those are nearly gone as well. The regular price is $55, and as of this writing there are still plenty of those remaining. So if you want to catch Pokemon like a real trainer, now's your chance.
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