REFLEXGAMING SIMILAR to the NIA, the Emotiv EPOC is a control system for PC games. It uses 14 electrodes, compared with NIAs three. The extra hardware means that the EPOC is likely to offer finer levels of control but could also mean a longer period of training before you can use the device. Emotiv has decided not to sell the headsets direct to the public but instead to license them to game developers to be integrated into future releases. 304 for a programmers development kit, emotiv.com London Lite Thursday, 20 August 2009 13 Over 800 stores carphonewarehouse.com 0% commission. 100% impartial advice. Well help find the right deal for you, not us. Our Customer Consultants in store are rewarded for the service you receive, not how much they sell. TO POWERING THE LATEST MUST-HAVE GADGETS ABOUT TO HIT THE SHELVES THE NIA, or Neural Impulse Actuator, is a headset designed to connect to your PC to allow you to control games without the use of a mouse or keyboard. That sounds pretty revolutionary but dont expect to sit at your desk thinking move left, swap weapon and so on. You will need to assign certain muscular motions and mental states to specific game actions. For example, raising your eyebrows might be fire and concentrating might move your character forward. It requires extensive calibration and training but for serious gamers, the reward of fast reaction times can be worth it. 79.99, amazon.co.uk THE Mindflex requires you to concentrate to levitate the ball; the harder you concentrate the harder the motor which blows the ball in the air works and the higher the ball flies. The game also allows you to build up obstacle courses through which you have to manoeuvre your ball by a combination of levitating it and rotating the game board. This means you can build fiendish courses for others to attempt, try for quickest times around the course and so on, which should mean that the game keeps you amused. Its fun, easy to pick up and will hold your interest. 49, amazon. com (pre-order for October, UK release unconfirmed) youwereincontrol? TRICKSOFTHEMIND NEURALPC MINDBALL is a serious bit of kit and the price (11,365) reflects this. Its a table, along which runs a track. You sit at the end of the table and attempt to move a ball along the track, forcing it closer to your opponent by relaxing your mind. The more you relax, the further it goes. The device comes with a monitor that shows measured brain waves and claims it has the health benefit of teaching you how to overcome anxiety. Intended more for exhibitions. 11,365, or 595 to hire, vivifeye.com/mindball/ index.html BRAINWAVERACE THE idea with the Star Wars Force Trainer is to achieve higher and higher levels of concentration in order to move the Jedi Training Remote up and down the Training Tower. Its easy to get it going but if your concentration weakens, the ball drops back to the bottom. There are 15 levels of difficulty, with all interaction voiced by Yoda. Its fun, until the novelty has worn off. 99.99, funfilledtoys. co.uk (Pre-order for delivery next month) 9/10 JEDIMINDCONTROL 6/10 7/10 7/10 8/10 Cant get you out of my head: EEG gaming devices can read your brain waves index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html