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67. HumBugg: Tiny Tag December 1, 2006

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in HumBugg, Plaything, Product.

Great Idea, poor execution: Miniature laser-tag. Ah…so much potential. I bought this as soon as I saw it, they came in the mail today, and I was disappointed. Wonk. At $12 a pair, I got what I paid for: cheap, inconsistently performing, barely-audible trinkets. Wait for version 2.0.

Potential: if this was well made, there could be cool applications:

(1) Use these all day long at the office, playing against your coworkers. You can only be tagged by another if you don’t see them first (if you see them, they can’t tag you for the next 15 min or something). The person who is “IT” by the end of the workday buys the others the first round of beer at happy hour.

(2) Great to use in games like Killer.

(3) There could probably be a fast-paced chase version with players on bikes in a city.

I came across this at OhGizmo!


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