Have you ever seen children out on the playground, playing some made-up game that only they know the rules to? Well, Play Visions' CyberFire Football Set is kind of like a high-tech version of that. While onlookers just see a couple of kids with funny-looking headgear on, passing a foam football back and forth, those kids will see what appears to be a green or red fireball streaking through the air between them.
The CyberFire ball incorporates a "special retro reflective fabric," while the glasses (except, they're not really glasses) feature colored LED bulbs that emit a specific spectrum of light. When that light strikes the ball from a distance as far as 200 feet (61 meters), day or night, it is very brightly reflected back. By flipping a switch, users can choose between green or red light.
UPGRADE TO NEW ATLAS PLUS
More than 1,500 New Atlas Plus subscribers directly support our journalism, and get access to our premium ad-free site and email newsletter. Join them for just US$19 a year.UPGRADE
While onlookers would undoubtedly see some of the effect, the idea is that the two glasses-wearing players will be the only ones to see it in its "full glory."
The CyberFire Football Set is available via the Play Visions website, for US$24.99. A single-player Hi Bounce Ball Set can also be purchased, for $14.99.
Source: 7 GadgetsView gallery - 4 images