Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218

Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218

Looking for a fun game to play with the whole family? I’ll review a new game from Osmo and briefly cover some tech news in this week’s episode of The Wired Homeschool.

News

Google Home Mini Always Listening to You
See What’s Saved in Your Voice & Audio Activity
You May Have an FM Radio Built Into Your Smartphone
Devices Supported by NextRadio
Facebook and Instagram Outage

Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers Review

Although Osmo makes a number of fun, creative, & educational games your kids will love to play sometimes they just want to have fun. Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers is great for a game night with their siblings and you!

If you grew up playing with Hot Wheels™, you imagined racing them through fantastic worlds. Now, you and your kids can race through amazing worlds while interacting your cars on-screen.
Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers

In some stages, in the game, you try to be the first to the finish line and in others, you have to team-up to complete the level.

Something your kids will learn:

  • Real-world dexterity
  • Quick decision-making
  • Sportsmanship

Things that we’d like to see:

  • The target area for tokens could be better defined.
  • Add a connector to the base so that Hot Wheels™ track pieces could be attached.

Some tips:

  • Our iPad Mini had a little trouble playing the game. We found it worked best after restarting it.
  • Make sure you have plenty of light so your iPad can identify the cars when launched.

Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers is great for game nights and provides interactive fun for everyone! If you already have an Osmo base the game is $59 and includes MindRacers LaunchPad, 6 Hot Wheels™ cars, 32 game tokens, and Stackable storage.

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2 Replies to “Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218”

  1. Great podcast! Thanks for sharing at the Homeschool Blog and Tell. You’re the featured post this week!

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