For a team, the Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is worth the steep price to improve free kicks and set plays. But for the average player, it's just a fun gadget to play with -- not to buy.
Want to be a smarter player? The 32-panel Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is filled with Bluetooth sensors which help by giving you immediate feedback on your kick's speed, power and curve.
You don't need to be Darth Vader to have fun with your own Death Star. This inflatable "Star Wars" space station from ThinkGeek lights up and is impervious to destruction from Rebels -- unless they have a sharp object.
Dyson reinvents the wheel with the Cinetic series, and though the filterless approach works, it doesn't add enough practical convenience to justify the price jump over similarly capable competition.
Technically Incorrect: Paying attention to the Kings/Hornets game, rather than your cell phone is always a wise strategy when the ball is big and hurts.
Like the idea of a glowing robotic toy ball that controls apps and games? Then let's get rolling.
As we gear up for another year, here are 10 headlines that are (almost) sure to appear in the coming year.
Watch Harrison Ford try to outrun the ball droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in this excellent mashup by digital artist Reid Southen.
The ESA has put a levitating furnace on the International Space Station. Getting it to work right required a bit of shaving cream.
Pull out those old red and blue shades to see what it's like to live in orbit at zero gravity, and to watch astronauts grow a floating water ball.