Product Review – Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

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of all with Nerf basketball. Hasbro has now taken
this game to a whole new interactive level with
the introduction of Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop. This
new Cyberhoop 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 ESPN.

 

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 which uses just the Cyberhoop alone without the need for the iOS device and app. In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.

How much?

The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop 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 Cyberhoop?

The great thing about this Cyberhoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. Although mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country. So although it 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 Cyberhoop

What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players no matter where they are. The Cyberhoop 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 sounds that while inaudible to humans the device the app is playing on can pick up. This actually 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.

Things we didn’t like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

There are a few downsides to the Cyberhoop, the biggest at the moment being that the game can be rather loud and as yet there is no mute button. This may change however when the final product is released.Also because the hoop connects to the iPad and others devices via sound this means the player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the inaudible sound the hoop makes.One final thing is that the Cyberhoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that while playing against online friends people have the ability to cheat without the game stopping them.

Guarantee

As the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop has yet to be released it’s not know at this time whether it will come with a guarantee or not.

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 of being hours of fun. So it’s defiantly worth the money.

Where can I buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop should be available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online retailers like Amazon, starting August 2013. With the app being available to download at the same time from their iOS device.

More customer reviews for the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

As it has yet to be released there are few reviews about it. Some people have been lucky enough to be able to try an early version of the game and have been impressed.Although it’s aimed at teenage boys there are in fact more comments from adults who want this more than any other age group. With 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 the younger generations and older are sure to enjoy it.

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