Balls, balls, balls. Frisbees, pucks, shuttlecocks. I’ll bet you didn’t know that they were your grandpa’s way of playing games. They’re such a frustrating letdown, amirite? A problem in search of a solution. I mean, when you’re not throwing or kicking them around, they just sit there. What a waste!
Not to worry. Silicon Valley has you covered with — what else? — a “smart ball.”
What if I told you that you can put away your lame old “dumb” balls and play your favorite sports games with a drone? Sound stupid? Good!
The techheads at Zyro are disrupting the tyranny of the “legacy” ball with the Zyro DroneBall, and I for one can wait to try one.
I mean, look at how much “fun” this looks:
Recently launched on Kickstarter, the Zyro DroneBall “hovers, zigs and zags within a virtual arena programmed by Zyro.” You choose a game through an app on your phone, and then, “depending on the ball and the field chosen, Zyro chooses the right kind of swinging or passing moves to make against the players on the ground. Bouncing off virtual walls adds a challenge and keeps Zyro in play, away from trees and telephone poles.”
The 20th-century practices of physically kicking, throwing, shooting or hitting a ball are so over. If you pledge a paltry $899 or more, you get one DroneBall and four DroneBall remotes. As the Kickstarter says, “That means you’re ready to rage 2-on-2 in the air!” Extreeeeeme! Weedly-deedly-dee!
I can’t wait to see more disruptive innovations like this.