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Switch Pitch Ball

The Switch Pitch ball

Playing with the Chrome Switch Pitch ball

Tossed into the air

Inverted Switch Pitch

Spinning the ball on the floor

All kinds of fun toys are being handed out at Google I/O developers conference. Perks, are, after all, part of being a Googler. From T-shirts, stuffed Droids, and mini Droids to grander gifts like Samsung Galaxy tablets and Chrome laptops, there's plenty of Google branded toys floating around Google I/O in downtown San Francisco this week. Today, CNET spotted the mysterious Switch Pitch ball, a toy that magically inverts itself.
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The Chrome-themed Switch Pitch ball, when tossed into the air, inverts itself, turning the Googley colors inside out and back again with another toss.
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Following this morning's keynote, CNET picked up one of these fun little toys on the way to Google's morning press conference, and we had a chance to toss the transforming ball around.
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The ball blossoms when tossed into the air, opening up and spinning itself inside out, inverting its Googley colors. Here CNET's Seth Rosenblatt tosses the Switch Pitch ball before Wednesday morning's press conference.
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The ball appears to be an infinite band of ribbon, using the energy it generates as it spins to invert itself.
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Spinning the ball on the floor generates the energy required to open the ball and transform it inside out.
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