Record yourself defeating your officemates with the new camera-enabled NERF
posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM EDT
While NERF toys may claim to be for kids, their precise design, low chance of injury, and occasionally stiff pricetags has given them another home—office turf wars. Amongst certain cubicle dwellers, it's not uncomon for the occasional barrage of NERF darts to go flying between adverseries. And this year, NERF is planning on rolling out the Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster, with a built in camera to record your glorious victories (and bitter defeats).
The toy was shown off this week at the annual New York Toy Fair, where attendees got to play with a prototype version of the device. The blaster will have a low-resolution, 0.3-megapixel camera just above the barrel. You start recording using a button on the grip, and it has a built-in microphone and buttons to control it, too. Video clips are recorded to an on-board SD card, where you can then pull them off to keep the recordings for your future enjoyment.
It sounds like the prototype had some issues—it didn't always record properly, and the control scheme was apparently confusing. But hopefully that'll be fixed by the time it debuts this Fall for $75-$80. And while the pricetag will probably mark it as too expensive for a toy, you can bet that particularly decisive victories will soon be being emailed around offices across the globe.