Playing table tennis has always been enticing for those who love the game. It is one game that exercises your body and trains on your accuracy and speed in hitting the ball to your opponent. But what is there for the ping pong lovers who are so serious about the game?
Sometimes, a super player or someone who wants to keep playing needs a companion on the other end to keep bringing the balls. Mostly, you will not get someone to keep playing with for the whole time you need to keep playing.
This brings us to another issue. What about the coaches who need their trainees to work out and gain more speed, get used to the game and train before he or she joins the players for a day’s schedule?
All of the above issues that pose a problem for the serious players are now solved by the Newgy Robo Pong 2050 Digital Table Tennis Robot that comes to give a whole new approach to the game. You don’t have to plead with anyone anymore to play the game if no one is willing. All you need to do is plug it in, switch it on, and there you go; you will be hitting hundreds of balls without stopping!
A more precise digital control system
Now, what makes the robot player so interesting to use over a human being on the other end? The Robo-Pong 2050 comes with a superb digital control system that allows you to be more precise with what you want. The TT lovers can set and adjust the values to enjoy the specified ball placement.
There is something in the control box, 64 programmed drills that are ready to use. The first 32 are embedded which means that you can’t change the settings or erase them. The last 32 can be modified where the player is allowed to define his or her rules using the supplied software or downloaded drills from the internet that other TT lovers have uploaded.
Still, on the control system, there are functions of time, count, and #of reps that allow you to set the time or number of balls and the number of repetitions for each drill. Ball frequencies range from less than 1 to over 160 balls in a minute.
The digital system is more precise by allowing the allowing players to calibrate to a known standard. There are six languages available in the menu which include English, Chinese, and German among others.
Compatible with the previous series
For the first time, the 2050 model embraces digital and Internet concepts while still performing its duties just like the last series. The robot has a world-renown dazzling appearance, and it’s light, durable due to the ABS plastic raw materials and the documentation and instructions are well narrated. But the feature that makes it lovable is compatibility with the previous state.
A good example, it can be used with the Pong-Master. It inherits the characteristics of the previous model with additional scientific factors to its functions. This makes table tennis so much fun to play and share your information with other players via the Internet.
The Newgy robot comes with the following:
- Dimensions: 18 x 60 x 32 inches.
- Shipping Weight: 24 pounds.
- Spins: topspin, left sidespin, backspin, right sidespin and combination spins.
- Head angle: It can be adjusted either low (serves) or high (lobs).
- Shot selection: Includes chop, push, drive, serve, lob and fast loop.
- Setting up: the instructions are easy to read, and the set up takes at most, 5 minutes and no tools are required.
- Remote control: The control box is convenient to enable quick adjustments without pausing during play.
- Warranty: The device come with a one year warranty and parts can be found worldwide.
Review and recommendation
Those who have used this robot will testify that it is incomparable to humans. First, it takes a couple of seconds to set up, and you will hit the balls the way you want it. People might get tired fast or not willing to play, but the machine solves that. You can use either of the two modes to play, programmed or manual as one of the customers’ puts it.
Programmed modes are default on the equipment there are those that can be changed to suit how you want to play. The robot comes with a net return system and if it’s not included, too bad since the robot has the capability of throwing 500 balls in about 10 minutes, and well, that depends on the settings.
There are many advantages with this machine but one thing, though, it can easily fall off if touched or moved a bit even while playing especially if you have playful kids who are anywhere and everywhere at the same time. But this is not a cause to worry since it’s something you can handle, so get a robot for your TT, and you will have the fun of exercising and playing at your comfort.