Foam from Above and BlasterLabs, who are currently in New York,have discovered a pretty cool accessory for Nerf blasters.
THE NERF TEKSTRIKE
EyeSpyToys have released a nerf accessory called the TekStrike,which acts as a tagging interface during live Nerf wars.The entire concept has been supposedly discussed with Hasbro.Although it isn’t the first third-party accessory produced for nerf,it is certainly the coolest one.
The official description is as follows-
Nerf TekStrike from EyeSpy Toys is an exciting new attachment for NERF blasters. With programmable Smart Darts, patented hit recognition technology and Bluetooth connectivity, Nerf TekStrike turns the backyard into an advanced wireless playing field.
- The Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield attaches to any NERF blaster’s tactical rail and casts an invisible sensory grid over the entire playing field.
- The Nerf TekStrike system works with Smart Darts, which each contain a programmable RFID chip.
- Using Bluetooth and RFID technology, the Smart Darts can be tracked. As a dart hits the Storm Shield, the type of ammo it was hit with and who the shooter was, are recorded, displaying the damage on the built-in LCD screen and sending the appropriate HIT points to the shooter’s screen.
- To start playing, select an ammo type, wirelessly program the Smart Darts by swiping against the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and then begin firing at the opponents shield, instantaneously being alerted of successful shots.
- The single player training mode allows individuals to improve their accuracy to get ready for the next battle.
- When players are ready for advanced battle scenarios, they can use a smart phone or tablet as a remote base to unlock new weapons, track team stats and select mission objectives – all available with the free Nerf TekStrike app download.
- For the full video game experience, players can attach a smart phone to the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield for GPS tracking, blaster upgrades, accuracy stats and more!
Pricing / Availability
- Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
- Includes the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and 10 Smart Darts
- Availability: August, 2014
- Recommended Age: 8+
This accessory has 4 modes-
Training mode-where you can shoot at the Storm shield and improve your accuracy.
Tek Stryke-Normal shooting and tagging gameplay.
Tek Stryke Battle Station-where a smartphone is attached to the Stormshield to unlock mission stats,hit counters and new weapons.
Tek Stryke Ultimate-where you can use your smartphone as a screen to play as a videogame.
All the technology,app development and the darts must have required a lot of work and money,and the fact that it is being sold for 25 bucks is quite surprising.We hope that our messengers at NYTF come to know more about it.
Thanks to Foam from Above,Adult Fans of Nerf and BlasterLabs for the heads-up and the info.Check out their blog too!