Dammit. For a while it seemed like the swingset, one of life's simplest pleasures, would never get caught up in all the high-techery that dominates our lives. But that was just a pipe dream, as the Octavia promises to turn swinging into an interactive sound adventure. Ugh.
Swings being turned into an interactive sound adventure? Is that even fun? The device, will attach to the ropes holding up a swing, and it claims to make the playground activity even more enjoyable with three different sound games. First, its the Applause, then the Beat and then the Concert.
They are automatically triggered as someone goes on a swing higher and higher. I'm assuming "concert" means going extremely dangerously high.
The unit was announced last year and has begun shipping to schools in Europe, and will be solar powered. For now, we guess playgrounds are going to change after all. And its also really expensive too. Not something you would want to get. It'll cost you $625 a pop.