Article 1: Osmo
So, what is Osmo?
Osmo is a stand for the iPad that lets you interact and play in the real environment using the iPad. Osmo also provides a reflector for the iPad’s front camera to display whatever is happening on the table where the Osmo stand is kept. Its basically an accessory and app combination for the iPad that empowers kids to use physical toys to play on the iPad.
Words is another interesting game - using physical alphabet cards, the player need to guess and arrange a word by looking at a reference picture. You can compete live with other Osmo users. Osmo’s latest app is called Masterpiece: this app is for all those kids who love to draw. Using a picture from the camera/online gallery, the app converts the picture into a traceable figure. And because the reflector enables live camera feed of the table, the ‘artist' can see his/her drawing as a trace on the iPad screen.
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What makes Osmo unique is the fact that it uses pre-existing technology to make games fun and social. Kids love Osmo because its highly interactive and adjusts to physical changes. Undoubtedly, Osmo is a great addition to any iPad. Osmo says the apps are not only for kids, but for everyone from 6 to 96; I’d love to play with Osmo as well!
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