Virtual Distance Football Knows How Far it Was ThrownS

Want to know how far you threw that ball? The virtual distance football can let you know how far it was thrown with an accuracy that's supposedly within 1 yard, showing you the distance on its LCD readout. Somehow its sensor is able to tell how far the ball has traveled by measuring the ball's impact at the end of its flight.

Too bad this isn't a regulation-sized football—at just 6 inches long it's 5 inches short of the regulation tip-to-tip length of a the regulation NFL ball, but weighs about an ounce more than the NFL-standard 14- to 15-ounces. We just wish it could also measure the speed of the throw as the Discovery Channel Store's Speed Sensing Baseball does. Anyway, what did we expect for $19.95?

Product Page [Discovery Channel Store, via Coolest Gadgets]