Hasbro has announced that its next release of Lazer Tag guns will use your iPhone or iPod touch to provide augmented reality and a heads up display. The Lazer Tag guns can accept an iPhone or iPod touch which is slotted into the gun in a purpose made holder. The user can then download an app from the App Store which can keep track of your gear, power levels and also setup multiplayer games with up to 23 other players.
The Lazer Tag system is a very popular game for many but the thought of letting your children run around the streets with your iPhone or iPod touch inside their gun is not that appealing. These guns probably take a lot of stick and get thrown around a lot too, hopefully the holder within the gun will offer plenty of protection for the iPhone or iPod touch.
The Lazer Tag blasters will be available in August this year. A single gun will cost around $39.99. The app will be available as a few download.
UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.
Well, I can already pencil this in on both of my son's Christmas lists...
Oh yeah. Can't wait for this one
Here's a better one we prepared earlier that works with Android and can fit onto all blasters and toy guns with an accessory rail, this will be available in June:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonatherton/apptag-laser-blaster
My only fear would be the protection of the device that is used. Will the iPod/iPhone be protected from drops?
oh shut up mike b..... dont drop it.
The exhaust could sound way better, Meisterschaft GT2 section 3 please.
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