Monday, August 17, 2009

App Turns Your iPhone Into An iSaber (Lightsaber)

I can't believe I'm only discovering this now.

I was over on Twitter finding more people for the official @GettinSmttien Twitter account to follow. I was skipping through various American Idol contestants Twitters and came upon Syesha Mercado (season 7, 3rd place - follow her!). One of her tweets from a little while back read "Just played Lightstaber (iphone app) w/ Hess in the Dark. I was Darth Vader with a red sword. Uh I had to stop I got a lil"

Lightsaber iPhone app?

How have I not heard of this until now? I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, but I don't think you need to be to enjoy this. I then googled it and found basic info on
"We preface this short review by saying the 0.8MB application is free. We did not spend our hard-earned money on becoming mobile Jedi masters. Here’s how it works: as you swing your phone, a range of light saber sound effects come out of the iPhone’s speakers. You can change the color of the saber on the left side. Saber colors include: blue, green, red, purple, and yellow.
When you are not swinging the phone—I mean saber—you get some nice high-tech background noise. But words cannot detail this application. Check out the video of my fight with iPhone lightsaber-wanting Haselton."
You should really check out the vid.

Whilst on the subject of lightsabers, I found this really funny article over on (one of the BEST sites ever) HowStuffWorks. It explains how lightsabers (would) work.
I love when they take a break from being all "educational" and get silly over on

1 comment:

  1. The article on howstuff works is good

    Uses of a lightsaber-

    Cutting toast/bagels

    hedge cutting :P

    Ciggarette lighting

    Reheating coffee

    and cake serving

    lol Thanks for sharing, great article. :)