Every so often, a project at Kickstarter.com gets our attention. Kickstarter projects invite the public to chip in with money to help a product get launched. In return they get one of the first units. The “EVO ONE” is a basketball with a digital sensor inside that tells you how to adjust your shot.
The micro-sensor weighs less than half an ounce and sits inside the ball. It emits a sound that can be used to judge how good your shot was. You’ll hear something only when your shot has the ideal backspin of plus or minus two revolutions per second. (Or you could look up at the basket and see if your shot went in.) A wobbly, slow or less than ideal backspin is silent. You can pre-order the ball for $49 at Kickstarter.com.