Sifteo promises a “new way to play” with its cube-based gaming system, which was unveiled this year at CES. The Sifteo gaming system consists of up to six cubes, pictured above, each of which has their own tiny LCD screen, CPU, wireless transmitter and memory. Sifeto Cubes can interact with each other when placed side by side – think of it as an interactive set of dominoes – enabling users to play a wide range of highly interactive games.
Sifteo is the spawn of the Siftables Project from the MIT Media Lab. A great learning tool and some great hack potential.
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