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iPhone Pinball Magic

A delightfully silly gadget that’s also fiendishly clever

iPhone Pinball Magic

Image: Hugh Threlfall

May 30 2011
Jonathan Margolis

This deliciously daft piece of moulded plastic to turn your iPhone into a miniature, fully working pinball table is one of my favourite silly gadgets in a long while.

The weird thing about the iPhone Pinball Magic, though, is that while it is manifestly a piece of amusing tat, the way it works – and it works extremely well – is very intriguing. The tiny side flippers, in particular, don’t seem to have any detectable electronic contact with the phone, but are perfectly responsive. Sorry, no idea how it’s done. Brilliant.

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