Our top 5 PLAY experiences (or, in other words, high-tech toys!)
TechPitch 4.5 PLAY is founded on a cross-over perspective around the wider concept of “play”. When our team at 2Pears selected which start-ups would pitch, we looked for companies developing technologies and platforms that can help create new play experiences.
In honour of this event (coupled with the fact that the holidays are just around the corner), we trawled the internet for our top 5 play experiences.
Why confine your doodles to a page? This amazing “pen” lets you doodle in 3D. For kids, it comes with a starter pack that includes stencils, templates and eco-friendly plastic for drawing. For grown-ups, the ‘Pro’ version can use metal, wood, nylon and polycarbonate, and comes with six nozzles of varying size.
Painting without the mess, for kids and grown-ups alike. The paintbrush is made of synthetic hairs infused with conductive properties and is identical in size and weight to conventional brushes. It simulates painting in acrylic, watercolor, or charcoal media on the brush end; on the other end is a rubber stylus that enables sketching or handwriting on a touchscreen. It is compatible with all devices with capacitive touchscreens.
Attach Powerup 3.0 to a paper airplane and you can control it via an app on your smartphone. It’s even crash proof.
As we gear up for Music 4.5: The New Creative Tech we’re on the lookout for the best and latest in augmented, mixed and virtual realities. Sphero has created a ball you control with your phone, which can be ‘virtually’ replaced with a character using augmented reality. It has educational applications as well, teaching kids math and programming.
A portable printer that attaches to your iPhone, Prynt lets you print photos from anywhere. It also enables you to take a photo of your print and view it as a video, apply augmented reality to your photos, as well as edit and view images.
What’s the next big play experience? Find out at TechPitch 4.5 PLAY.