The new Cyber Hoop takes the everyday game of basketball to a whole new level. Allowing the user to become a star NBA player right in their own homes.
By simply buying the hoop and downloading the iOS app players are set to play. The app records the shots made and will produce highlight reels and slow motion videos.
These videos and other pictures will build up the players profile and will also become part of the background on the app looking almost like the ESPN sports channel.
There are several different game modes:
• Quick play, where the player has to score as many baskets as possible.
• Dunk contest, this records the player dunking the ball and allows their friends to score them.
• Head to head, this allows two different hoops to connect at the same time so players can compete.
• Online, where players can challenge their Facebook friends.
• Rapid Fire, this is similar to the quick play mode but the player competes against a component.
It can even be played in a stand alone mode using only the Cyber Hoop without the app and the iOS device (tablet or phone). In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop will retail at just $20. All that needs to be done is to buy the hoop, download the free app and they will automatically connect.
Who Would Buy The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop?
The great thing about this Cyber Hoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. While mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country.
So although the Cyber Hoop may be bought for a teenage son it’s likely that the whole family will end up playing.
Things We Like About The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop
What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players no matter where they are. The Cyber Hoop keeps score by having a lever in the middle of the hoop that registers the ball going past.
When you shoot a basket it shouts encouragement at you and cheers you on with catchy phrases. Just like a real announcer. The hoop can ‘contact’ the iPad or iPhone by playing inaudible sounds that the device the app is playing on picks up.
This saves power when compared to regular ways of pairing devices with methods such as Bluetooth and WiFi.
Players can use their profiles to keep track of challenges, to make movie-like video reels with them as the star and also to track high scores between them and their friends.
There are a few downsides to the Cyber Hoop.
The biggest being no mute button. The game can be rather loud although this may change after some customer feedback.
Next, the hoop connects to the iPad and iPhone devices via sound. This means a player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the hoop’s inaudible sound signal.
One final thing is that the Cyber Hoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that on line players have the ability to cheat without the game stopping them.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop was just be released in August 2013. While we have no specific detail Hasbro are a reputable company so should stand by their product. If purchased through Amazon their normal conditions should apply.
Is The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop Worth The Money?
It’s a good price, at only $20 for the hoop with the app being free. With all its different game modes and the ability to play against online friends it has the potential for hours of fun.
It would be hard to go wrong with this purchase. We say it’s defiantly worth the money.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop is available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online at Amazon having been released in August 2013. The app is available to download via any iOS device.
Customer Reviews For The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop
Although only recently released some people have been lucky enough to be able to try a pre-release version. Most seem to have been impressed.
While aimed at teenage boys there are more comments from adults than any other age group. One person saying that it would be “the perfect gift for the man-child in your life”
With its modern twist on a classic game and its social sharing features both the younger older generations are sure to enjoy it.
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