- Each cube is a clickable full-color LCD display: Responds to shake, flip, touch, click & more
- Browse & download games or create your own with the Sifteo Creativity Kit
- Add up to 3 additional Sifteo Cubes to your Sifteo Pack for up to 6 Cubes in play!
- Charging dock can recharge up to six cubes at once
- Internet connection not needed for play once a game has been saved
From the Manufacturer
SifteoTM Cube Pack
Discover the Intelligent PlayTM platform critics are raving about! The New York Times calls Sifteo cubes "a kick in the imagination," and TIME says they are "unlike anything you've ever experienced."
Sifteo cubes are little computers that interact with each other, sense their motion, and display rich color graphics to provide an innovative, hands-on approach to play. Neighbor, tilt, flip, and shake Sifteo cubes to get your brain and hands moving.
Sifteo's expanding library of game titles are inspired by brainy activities like chess, tangrams, and Sunday crosswords. Play that makes you feel…intelligent!
Recommended for ages 6 through 106! Games for everyone.
The Sifteo Pack contains:
- 3 Sifteo cubes
- A charging dock with wall adapter (doubles as a storage kit!)
- Siftlink wireless radio (connects to cubes during play)
- Two free games and the Sifteo Creativity KitTM (many more games are available for purchase in the Sifteo store)
- 500 Sifteo points to download more games (a $5 value)
Free Siftrunner software available for download (purchase and run your games)
How it Works
Each Sifteo cube is a compact device that contains a clickable full-color LCD display, a 3-axis accelerometer (motion sensing), four neighbor sensors (detect nearby cubes) and a rechargeable battery housed in a sturdy 1.5 inch block. Play games by neighboring and moving around cubes. Sifteo games work great with three cubes (included), and get even better with up to six.
Your computer runs games and plays the soundtrack: you need your computer nearby during gameplay. You'll get best performance within a few feet of the Siftlink wireless radio (which plugs into your computer's USB port). The Siftrunner desktop software is your command-center: browse and play your games, create your own with the Sifteo Creativity KitTM, and find more games in the Sifteo store. After you download new games, you do not need to be connected to the Internet to play, and you can still use other applications on your computer while someone is playing (by minimizing Siftrunner).The included Sifteo charging dock can recharge up to six cubes at once, and can store your cubes and USB link when not in use. Place the lid on the dock to take your cubes on the go.
Games for All Ages
Whether you're an inquisitive kid or an imaginative adult, Sifteo's expanding game library will challenge your mind and provide countless hours of fun. Sifteo games are inspired by brainy activities like chess, tangrams, and Sunday crosswords. Play that makes you feel…intelligent!
Games are available for purchase using Sifteo points within the Siftrunner desktop application. Most games cost between $1 and $3, and some are free!
Game genres include: Puzzle, Arcade, Exploration, Social, Word, and Learning. Games engage a variety of thinking skills such as Spatial Reasoning, Strategy and Planning, and Creativity and Design.
Most of the games are developed by Sifteo's own game studio, but there is also a Software Developer's Kit (SDK) available. So calling all hackers: unleash your creativity and build your own apps with the free Sifteo SDK!
Included with your Sifteo Pack, you'll get the following games, as well as the Sifteo Creativity Kit. Additional game titles are available for purchase using Sifteo points within the Siftrunner application.
To play with Sifteo cubes, you will need a Mac or PC with the following requirements:
- 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor
- Windows XP SP3 with 512 MB of RAM, or
- Vista/Windows 7 with 1GB of RAM
- 1.5 GHz or faster Intel Core processor
- Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6, and Lion 10.7 with 1GB of RAM
- 1024x768 or larger display
- Available USB 2.0 port
- 200 MB disk space (500MB recommended)
- Internet connection (for software download and setup)
Sifteo cubes pack a lot of technology in a little package:
- 32-bit ARM CPU
- 128 x 128 color TFT LCD
- 3-axis accelerometer
- 8MB Flash
- Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery
- 2.4 GHz wireless radio
- Sifteo's very own near field object sensing technology
- And lots of other fun electronic stuff!
Put Sifteo cubes in front of someone who's never seen them before, and you'll think somebody is reading the thesaurus. " Cool!" " Neat!" " Awesome!" " Serendipitous!" That's because nobody's ever seen anything like them. — David Pogue, The New York Times
The Cubes pack so much ambitious technology that I was ready for them to be balky or complex. Instead, they performed exactly as advertised. — Harry McCracken, TIME
The potential of [Sifteo cubes] to facilitate learning, particularly for children who learn in kinesthetic ways through physically moving things and using their hands, or for students who seem to be at their best when engaged in game-based learning, is high. — Daniel Donahue, WIRED
Bring out Sifteo cubes in a public place and you'll soon have strangers stopping by to gawk. What are those? How do they work? Can I touch? ... Innovative and traditional at once, [Sifteo's] promise of " intelligent play" is something parents can feel good about sharing with their kids. — Casey Newton, San Francisco Chronicle
I immediately knew what to do. Moving the cubes around, shaking them, bumping them together, feels incredibly natural. It reminded me of playing with Legos as a kid, except the Legos actually play back now. — Steve Kovach, Business Insider
Game maker--and game changer--Sifteo is building the future of play by incorporating the best of its past, combining the interactive nature of video games with the hands-on feel of timeless classics like dominoes, chess, and the Rubik's Cube. — Erin Schulte, Fast Company
Sifteo Cubes…spins into the same design conversation with Apple, Lego and Nintendo, not a bad three-circled Venn Diagram to be lounging in the middle of. — Scott Wayne Indiana, Pitchfork