Osmo, the hardware gaming device for kids that connects to any iPad, has announced its first retail partner and it is a biggie. The hit pre-sale product is now available for purchase at Apple retail stores across North America.
First introduced in May, Osmo was designed by young parents out of Stanford University and Google who invented Reflective Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Its main purpose is to bring kids back into the real world of playing and thinking outside the box.
Osmo features a reflective camera, game pieces, and mobile apps. When connected to the iPad, Osmo actually expands gameplay beyond the screen. As a result, the physical space in front of the tablet is transformed into an interactive showplace for learning.
Also today, Oct. 16, Osmo has announced that it has closed $12 million in Series A Round funding led by investor Accel Partners. Other investors participating in the funding round include Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. As part of the investment, Accel Partners’ Rich Wong will join the company’s board of directors.
Osmo is available for $79 and works with every iPad ever produced, except the original model.
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