I hope neither Hamlet nor Shakespeare reads this piece, for if they do, I’ll certainly be in trouble. For it seems, the question really is “to pee or not to pee”. Apologies in advance if I’ve offended your sensibility, but the concept of a gents’ urinal with games attached… what will they come up with next?!
Captive Media offers a wall-mounted game console designed to be fitted in men’s urinals. Who will want to play a game while relieving themselves? Well, some may be tempted, considering that the game is controlled by the stream of urine. See mom, no hands…..
The 12” display screen will be placed right ahead of you on the wall. Should you decide to play, simply direct your stream of urine at one of the three stickers that are stuck inside the urinal. You are correct- the stickers represent “start”, “left” and “right”.
An infra-red device detects where the stream falls and triggers the appropriate action. The contactless sensor unit does not need a camera, so you don’t have to worry about unflattering images doing the rounds.
Among the games on offer are a skiing challenge and pub games. The latter is actually a great idea, if these units are fitted in the men’s loos at pubs. You know what all that beer can do to you; of course, it could also be your prostate problem.
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