In terms of actual in-game gameplay, Pokémon Go is relatively simple: Once you find a Pokémon, engage it in battle, give the ball a good flick towards it, and hopefully you’re dexterous enough to catch it and gain those experience points.
But guess what? Nobody’s perfect, and sometimes flicking the ball in a perfectly straight line can be hard. For example, what if it’s cold outside and your hand won’t stop shaking? Or what if it’s too hot and your sweaty digits are just sliding all over your phone’s screen? Tinder got us ready for swiping, but never at this level of accuracy, so for those among us who need some training wheels, there’s now an iPhone case designed specifically for that purpose.
That’s it above: the Pokéball Aimer, which was created by Jon Cleaver, an Australian student studying industrial design. Like all good design, the case is straightforward and easy to use: Slide your phone into it (iPhone 6 or similarly shaped phones only right now, but Cleaver said he’d make designs for more phone models “if there is enough interest”), and let the frame guide you to a perfect toss every time.
If you want one of these for yourself, you’re going to need a 3D printer and the plans, which can be downloaded right here. But is this cheating? Who’s to say, although it certainly reminds us of the HipShotDot, which you stick on your TV while playing first person shooters so there’s always a red dot sight on screen, so take that as you will.
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