Global 900's Remote Control Bowling Ball

 - Oct 21, 2009
References: 900global
Ahh, bowling. The sport that seems to polarize like no other - you either love it or you hate it. 

For a sport that is now on the fringes of the sport world, it is often the object of attempts to bring it back into the mainstream. After the introduction of automatic scoring machines, animated scoreboards followed. Then there was the advent of glow in the dark, neon cosmic bowling.

Now, enter the remote controlled bowling ball. It weighs in at 14 pounds and comes complete with lights, a recharging port and a handheld, remote control unit. It only comes with two finger holes and it’s recommended that the ball be rolled down a ramp as opposed to thrown, as this makes it easier to switch over to the controller. It costs $1500 but you can lease one for $140 a month for a year.

As someone who’s put more than a couple of blisters on his fingers while bowling, I’m not sure if I like this or not. But, I guess that’s for the market to decide.