How to let the kids jet-ski indoors

Virtual water sport provides exercise too.

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Our faith in human nature has been restored (for now). Every time we get depressed thinking about technology gone bad, along comes an item that actually does some good.

The "Jet Ski Video Game" is a classic example of a good idea made better. It takes the same general approach as the "Smart Cycle" bike simulator--encouraging kids to get some exercise while playing games--but does it one better, at least where the fun factor is concerned, by creating a virtual water sport.

We're not sure how the aerobic activity compares (bouncing through simulated waves), but its $70 price comes in significantly lower than the Smart Cycle's $100. Besides, as far as bicycling goes, we have this crazy notion that it should take place outside, on a real bike. Go figure.

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