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    Friday
    Jul122019

    Carry a micro-race car right on your smartphone you if you want.

    Meet the Odyssey Virtual Arcade Race Car. Here's a bit of what the company says about their Odyssey Mobile Arcade Virtual Car: Take control of the vehicle of your choice and sprint, jump and maneuver your way around the track, all while avoiding the perilous traps that get in your way. Thanks to augmented reality, the Mobile Arcade turns your mobile device into a cool virtual race track that you can take wherever you go! 2 FREE Apps with multiple tracks and terrain changes. Non-stick/non-scratch adhesive car holster attachment. Pocket sized. Jumps and vibrates. LED lights. Age 8+.

    And the Giz Wiz take: I made a mistake sticking this on my phone as you'll see in the video. But once I straightened that out, I can see where kids would enjoy this car. I'm not so sure about the included car holder that attaches to the back of your phone case. Unless you need to play this everywhere you go, I don't think you want to stick the phone with car attached into your pocket. The car is about $7 to $9 online (Target & Walmart) but I bought mine at FiveBelow for yes, $5.00. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/cVns2Jd_89Y

    $7.32 at Walmart 7/13/19- price can change at any time:  https://tinyurl.com/tinyvirtualcarWalmart

    Company website: http://www.odysseytoys.com/

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1735

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