- Warning: Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision
- Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended
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- 4 digital games
- 8 functionalities
- Sound and lights indicate scores
- Folding spindle for easy carrying
- Addictive fun for adults and kids alike
- Requires x2 3v Coin Cell batteries (included)
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The humble spinning-top (the precursor of the i-Top) has been a children's favourite for literally thousands of years, with variations on the theme first appearing around 2000 BC. So it is of no surprise that this well-loved toy has now entered the digital age with the introduction of the i-Top, a modern take on this classic plaything.
At first glance the i-Top looks much like a slightly futuristic but otherwise normal spinning top, with just the addition of two buttons and a row of eight tiny red lights on the top surface hinting at anything unusual. What makes the i-Top special is that it doesn't just spin--it plays games. These are all based on how long or how fast you can spin the top, with scores magically displayed on its surface as it spins, using the lights mentioned above. A clever folding spindle transforms the product into a slim disc, perfect for slipping into a pocket and making this a game that kids can amuse themselves with wherever they go. Put like this, the product sounds very simple but tests showed that the i-Top's simplicity is actually its biggest strength, making it hugely addictive for children and adults alike. It is great fun to play and is certain to bring out a competitive streak in even the most placid of individuals.
The games played by the i-Top (how many times can you get the top to spin before it falls; how fast can you get it to spin and how close can you get to a random number of spins displayed by the i-Top) are easy to get the hang of and perfect for individual play as well as competitive gaming among friends. There's also a "Mystic Mode" that lets you ask the i-Top a question: "Will I beat my son's best i-Top score?" and get a simple answer: "Not likely!" much like an electronic magic 8 ball. --Adi Himpson
Top Customer Reviews
My 9 year old plays the other games, but I am too lazy to learn them. She often remember to take it with her, so that is a sure sign it is a great toy.
Highly recommended for parties, for the young or old.
I have now got to get another for myself.
From the start, you can tell this toy is a winner. Concise and easy to follow instructions help get you started. It has what seems to be a very high build quality that will protect it from the inevitable bumps and scrapes a spinning top will encounter.
My favourite game is "Match Top". A game that asks the player to spin the top and get as close to the target number of spins. At times frustrating, it is a blast when you pip your opponents at the post.
The hidden modes add to the fun, with the compass mode being "well cool" as my nephew would put it.
Buy it if you dont have one, it's good value.
Maybe I will give it to my nephew.... If I get first spin around the dinner table this Christmas :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the instructions are a bit confusing and it never got set up.
Ended up in the back of a cupboard within 2 weeks
We bought this for our 11year old son and he carries it everywhere. The whole family have had great fun with this from grandparents to 5 year old brothers. We are all enthralled. Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2005 by Rachel
The toy itself is a very elegant design concept.
My 9 year daughter thought this toy was great fun, but the only thing you can learn from it is a flick of the wrist. Read more
For the great amazon price of "less than a fiver", one can have a spinning top that provides hours of fun. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2005
It is quite a fun toy, with all it's different modes, it makes for a good distraction. It can spin for ages, you need quite a big table/flat surface to spin it on to ensure that... Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2005 by Ros
Simple toy goes techno. Didn't think I could be captivated by a spinning top but once you start you can't leave it alone. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2005 by S. P. Maillou
I bought this for my son for Christmas, proceeded on the relatives roadshow and had competitions at every stop. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2005
I got this for Christmas for my uncle, but once my mum got her hands on it, she wouldn't let anyone else play with it! Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2005 by Digicam fan
This is an excellent product, especially for the price. Kept a group of 30 something adults amused for ages as it's just so addictive. Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2005 by Crocky