Magnetix iCoaster makes audio fun


Roller coasters are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, and with the Magnetix iCoaster, you not only get to live out a tiny roller coaster experience, but have a rocking soundtrack to go along with it as well.

The idea is to build your coaster using the various sections of track, ‘hyper stunts’ and towers. There are ten suggested configurations but once you get the hang of basic roller coaster physics you can create countless more. Your coaster’s ‘cars’ are little metal balls which are hauled up an elevator and propelled along the track via the power of magnetism. This means iCoaster is capable of some serious jaw-on-the-floor stunts. Balls whoosh through loop-de-loops, boing across trampolines, plummet down sheer drops and scream through crazy corkscrews. They’ll even soar, as if by magic, across broken areas in the track. iCoaster comes with an ingenious Sound FX Music Studio. Featuring a built-in speaker, this nifty box of tricks is preloaded with over 100 musical combinations (10 musical backgrounds and 10 sensor beats available), so you really can rock as you roll. You can even position special sensors along the tracks and create a bizarre cacophony of tunes and effects. If the preloaded stuff doesn’t give you that coaster-esque stomach-in-mouth thrill, simply plug in your MP3 player and add your own tunes.

I would certainly love to find this nestle snugly right under my Christmas tree this year, but if you’re feeling kind and want to send me one of these earlier, head on to Firebox and pick it up for £79.95.

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