Feeds

Convert your iPad into a foosball table and relive the dot-com days

Is this the ultimate fondleslab accessory? Could be ...

Security for virtualized datacentres

Sometimes an idea is so effing brilliant that we face-palm our foreheads and wail, "Why didn't we think of that?"

Behold "Classic Match Foosball, The Ultimate Mutliplayer [sic] Experience for your iPad," created by New Potato Technologies and brought to our attention by Technology Tell.

Classic Match Foosball, The Ultimate Mutliplayer Experience for your iPad

Both Mutliplayer and immesrive!

The Ultimate Mutliplayer Experience? Perhaps. The ultimate iPad accessory? Undeniably.

Classic Match Foosball – may we presume upon its magnificence, and merely call it CMF? – is just what it appears to be: a miniature foosball table, complete with two-axis control bars. CMF's creators promise that these "tactile elastomer handles provide a multi-sense immesrive [sic] experience."

Really, who could ask for anything more?

Those Reg readers who were around during the dot-com boom at the turn of the millenium will certainly remember whiling away hour after hour at the company foosball table. Ah, for a return to the days when software engineers were so hard to come by that companies plied them with food, drink, and games – foosball being the favorite.

Here in the second decade of the 21st century, however, everything has been downsized – including the foosball table itself. But seeing as how this is the decade of multifunctional mobility, all you need for your foosball fix is the $99 CMF and its iOS app, available free from the iTunes Store – although you'll need to wait until both ship, hopefully before your holiday shopping binge is satiated.

"Now you can work your pull, snake, bank and bread and butter shots, fake out your opponent and deliver the ball into the goal with a resounding 'thunk'," the New Potatoes croon temptingly, "all on a table top foosball dock for your iPad."

Like little children on Christmas Eve, we await the arrival of snake 'n' bank Santa with dewy eyes. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.