Blocks with Brains of Their Own

Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Sifteo Cubits

Price: $149

Sifteo Cubits provide kids with a new way to play. Cubits are wireless 1.5″ blocks with full-color screens that interact with each other and respond to motion to unleash a whole new world of games. The cubes are outfitted with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical displays, and wireless communication features. Pile them, group them, sort them -and you have many variations of game play. While traditional game consoles often lead to "screen stare" and tired thumbs, say the product's creators, Sifteo Cubits start interacting with you and each other as soon as you pick them up and move them around. Sifteo's initial collection of titles will include games for adults, fun learning puzzles for kids, and games people can play together.

Cubits are scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011.

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