A Cultural Phenomenon That Takes Us Back To The Millennium
By far the most successful game in the history of phone apps, and probably in the history of Nintendo as well, Pokemon Go is already a cultural phenomenon. People are playing it everywhere and the only negative thing players seem to agree on is how quickly it drains your phone’s battery. Nintendo has been quick to offer a solution; it is called the Pokemon Go Plus. This little low energy bluetooth device syncs to your phone and allows you to stay present in the game without the need to have the app opened. The device will blink and vibrate when you approach a PokeStop and it even allows you to collect the rewards found in the stop. If you run into a Pokemon that you have caught before, the device will flash and with the press of a button throw a PokeBall. If your catch is successful, the device will blink to celebrate your achievement; but if one PokeBall isn’t enough, you will have to open the app and try your chances the old-fashioned way. Pokemon Go Plus is scheduled to launch in the U.S. on July 31st. With all the walking required to “Catch’Em All,” it’s a shame the creators of the game didn’t partner with Fitbit, it would have given us another reason to purchase the device.