Ducky's Christmas Gift idea #7.
This is the NEW version. There are also offers on the old version, click on the "comments" button if you aren't already reading this in the forums. The all-new version is even smarter, more accurate and features a fantastic new back-lit screen and an 'undo' button! Get it first from Firebox.
Product: 20Q Handheld Electronic Game
Available at: Firebox
Discounts applicable: £5 off using one of the vouchers from the voucher section here on HotUKDeals.
Discounted Price: £4.95 + £3.95 P&P = £8.90
When someone claims they can read minds, most rational people run a mile. When someone claims they've got a ball of plastic that can read minds it's usually time to call the men in white coats. But that's exactly what the boffins behind 20Q announced when they turned up clutching a prototype of this truly astounding new gizmo.
We were sceptical (to put it mildly), but then we witnessed 20Q in action. This totally mystifying ball of circuitry left us flummoxed, flabbergasted and scratching our heads in disbelief, as it can indeed guess exactly what you're thinking. But then again, at this precise moment, so can we: you're thinking "How the *!*?#! does it work?".
Basically, 20Q is an electronic version of the traditional 'animal, vegetable, mineral?' guessing game that everyone has played at some point. The difference is, 20Q nearly always guesses the correct answer. Bewildering! And no, we don't know how it works. After 20 questions it should be able to name the object, although if it guesses incorrectly it will ask five more questions and take a second guess before admitting defeat. (So far we've only managed to stump it with obscenities).