Hybrid smartwatch concept puts a small E Ink display front and center

Samsung just unveiled its newest batch of wearables, which finally includes the much-awaited Galaxy Ring, so there is naturally some questions again on the significance of such devices. Smartwatches, in particular, have been around for a few years now, but not everyone is sold on the value they bring to our modern lives, especially those who are particularly fond of analog timepieces. It doesn’t have to be an either-or situation when it is possible to make designs that can cater to the different preferences of different people. This hybrid smartwatch concept, for example, doesn’t exactly go the way of classic mechanical watches but still offers enough good things from both worlds to create a design that tries to capture the essence of the moment.

Designer: Ravisankar R

Hybrid smartwatches have been around for a while now as well, though they haven’t gained as much market traction as either pure smartwatches or pure mechanical watches. In theory, this kind of design adds some of the key experiences of smartwatches, like activity tracking and even notifications, while planting its feet purely in the analog realm when it comes to the watch itself. Most of the time, the electronics are shoved off the watch straps or are invisible to the wearer. On rare occasions, a transparent display is overlaid on the watch’s glass, letting the user have a complete view of both faces.

Ksana takes a slightly different approach by making the electronic display completely visible but shrinks it down to a smaller circle that covers only the middle section of the watch. The more interesting detail here is that it uses E Ink display technology rather than the typical LCD or OLED screens on smartwatches. Not only is it more battery-efficient, it also ensures that it displays only essential information, without the distractions of animated graphics and colors.

Beneath that screen is a more typical analog watch with hands driven by mechanical movements. The seconds hand is noted to be quite special in that it glows in the dark to make the watch more usable at night, especially considering E Ink displays don’t give off lights of their own. The smooth and graceful glide of the dials contrasts with the almost frantic imagery of smartwatches, focusing more on the importance of being in the moment rather than stressing over your next appointment.

Ksana doesn’t go for the classic wristwatch aesthetic and adopts a design that’s closer to conventional smartwatches with sportier looks. That’s not to say it doesn’t go for premium materials, like lightweight yet robust aluminum for the clock body, sapphire glass for the protective cover, and recycled materials for the straps. In a way, Ksana is both exceptional and conventional at the same time, bridging times and themes into a single design that helps you focus on what’s essential here and now.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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MODIplay brings back the joys of miniature car racing with a hi-tech twist

The proliferation of mobile games has turned almost everyone into a gamer, even those people who wouldn’t necessarily label themselves as such. At the same time, however, it has also reduced interest in games that use physical objects, even for younger people whose mental development would normally require plenty of tactile feedback. That’s not to say that games should be an either-or affair, either virtual only or physical only. In fact, it would be so much better if we could combine the best of both worlds, which is exactly the kind of exhilarating hybrid gaming experience that this racing system is bringing to your living room floor.

Designer: Sturmkind

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, less than 72 hours left! Raised over $370,000.

To call MODIplay a “smartphone-controlled racing game” would be a huge disservice that underplays the exciting experiences you can have with this hybrid gaming system. If you really wanted to, yes, you can simply drive the cars on any floor or surface and still have tons of fun, especially with the realistic engine sounds that match your car’s model. MODIplay, however, offers so much more flexibility and variety, making it enjoyable for literally anyone, even those who wouldn’t be familiar with controlling a mini race car.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy the pure engine sound.

At the heart of the system is, of course, the MODI-Racer, an advanced mini car that comes in a combination of colors and designs, each with its own distinct engine and special feature. It’s like each racer has a personality of its own, whether it focuses on speed, acceleration, or grip. Built-in sensors and a high-speed steering drive keep the car running stably, even with one of its rear wheels missing. Of course, you control all of these through your smartphone or simply let the cars drive themselves on a track like a traditional slot car. Of course, you might prefer the actual thrill of driving the car yourself, especially with realistic physics and simulated elements like tire grip, temperature, and wear.

While you can really race anywhere on the floor in Free Mode, the real excitement and challenge come from building your own race tracks. Right off the bat, you get access to 15 modules that you can combine any which way you like, from the simplest to the most devilish layout, all for a total of 6.09 meters. You can try designing your course from the app first, which lets you see how many pieces you have left, or you can just add the track after you’re done by having your MODI Racer run through the course while scanning it. While the track helps keep the cars on track, you can always drive them off a corner, accidentally or otherwise. There’s no reason to worry, though, since you can simply drive them back onto the course to get back into the game.

The MODIplay RACING app is the bridge that brings all these elements together, and it’s definitely more than just a remote for the car. Everything you’d normally see on a mobile racing game is present here, like a virtual tuning garage, a career mode, or online races and leaderboards. Of course, the app does also have all the controls and information you need to drive the car, from dashboard information to a turbo boost button. Best of all, new features can be added with a simple update, like a donut move to show off your mad driving skills.

With technologies like mixed reality and the metaverse, the future of gaming will neither be just physical nor virtual only. Gaming will be hybrid, bridging the real and the simulated in a more engaging and exciting fashion. And for only $160, you can get started with a 15-piece MODI-Track and two MODI-Racers to get a foretaste of how the games of the future will be played.

Click Here to Buy Now: $160 $273 (41% off). Hurry, only 72 hours to go! Raised over $370,000.

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This teacup’s split design celebrates the history of ceramic design in both the east and west

The Hybrid Coffee Cup Eufemia’s design isn’t a glitch – it’s a side-by-side comparison of what ceramics and porcelain drinkware looked like on either side of the globe.

The distinct split in the cup and saucer’s design is a pretty clear indication of the split running along eastern and western cultures. While the use of ceramic is constant throughout the entire cup, the artwork on either half, and even the design of the cup and saucer are distinctly different. This duality isn’t to create a rift in the two cultures, it’s to celebrate their union and their unique histories.

Designer: CtrlZak for Seletti

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The Hybrid Coffee Cup Eufemia comes made from Bone China Porcelain, with a two-part design that honors eastern and western cultures respectively. The eastern side is decorated in blue, as is found with most traditional ancient Chinese and Japanese porcelainware. The cup is slightly shorter, to honor the tea-drinking traditions of the east, and the saucer is perfectly circular with artistic detailing all around and on the edge.

While the eastern half of the cup has oriental artwork depicting an outdoor scene with a woman in a kimono, the western side has a more Victorian depiction of a gentleman courting a woman in the outdoors. The cup sports golden accents and a refined Victorian-style cup handle, and has a lip that’s higher than the one on the eastern side, a feature in English teacups because they added milk to their tea. The saucer is different too, with a detailed edge that’s almost flower-esque.

The Hybrid Coffee Cup Eufemia (it personally feels more suited for tea than coffee) is a rather wonderful fusion of cultures and styles from the years gone by. Designed to be less of a utilitarian beverage-holding vessel and more of a cultural tapestry, the cup comes with hand-painted artwork on it and is made out of precious Bone China porcelain rather than your average ceramic glazed cups. Each Hybrid Cup Euphemia is made in Tangshan, or the Bone China capital of the world.

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