Simon Air Sees the Retro Toy Receive a Modern Handsfree Update

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 16, 2016
References: hasbrotoyshop & geeky-gadgets
Those that remember the original Simon game will recall the button-pressing madness that ensured with each round, but the new Simon Air updates the retro toy with a touchless interface.

Created by Hasbro as a way to help update traditional toys from the brand, Simon Air works by simply enabling players to move/wave their hands in front of embedded sensors. Set for a fall 2016 release to coincide with the Christmas season, Simon Air is a modern take on the classic retro toy.

Technologies like smartphones and tablets have gained market share with consumers thanks in part to innovative apps and games. With the release of the Simon Air from Hasbro, the brand is moving to regain old consumers and entice new ones to reinvigorate the gaming market.