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Wild Planet Hyper JumpAt CES 2008, we take a first look at the Hyper Jump from Wild Planet, a tech toy designed for the little ones, meant to increase coordination, math, and communication skills.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi, I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com here at CES 2008 taking a look at some technology for the little ones. It's called the Hyper Jump from a company called Wild Planet. Now, it's meant to increase coordination, math skills, communication skills, it's just a small gadget, but they say you can actually play this with up to 8 people. Basically, there's a microchip in here, a speaker right here, you turn it on, and it shouts out commands and then you jump around on to the various spots. So, if you are a young child, I might tell you to just jump on, say 4 or yellow, but as you get older the game gets a little bit harder, it might tell you to jump on 5 minus 3 and then I would be, I don't know, I'm not very good at math. It seems like a lot of fun. It also tracks your time, it will tell you exactly how long it took you to fulfill all the commands and that's really good for teen play because there's no cheating and there's no fighting when you find out who won. Apparently this is quite a lot of fun to play parents on kids and siblings, as well. Again, this is the Hyper Jump from Wild Planet. It will cost $24.99 when it becomes available in September of 2008. For CNET.com, I'm Molly Wood.