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Darts Connect is the world’s first smart dartboard

Fancy a game of ‘arras but can’t get down to Lakeside? You want Darts Connect, the world’s first smart dartboard.

It connects to your smartphone and tablet via Wi-Fi to share your score with players all over the world. And it’s a doddle to use. Just sync it with the app, select a game to play and start throwing. Every time one of your darts scores, the app makes a sound and registers your points. So there’s no cheating, or having to write your score on a blackboard.

You can customise the themes, animations and sound effects on the app. Plus it contains plenty of classic and party games, as well as a global league. You can even taunt your opponents by sending them voice and text messages.

If you don’t have anyone to play against, the app will match you against someone of a similar standard, or just someone nearby. Although you’d better watch your trash talking if they’re just around the corner.

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The built-in camera lets you see your opponent’s every shot, and ensures there’s no foul play. The board is powered by a battery that’s charged via USB, or you can slot in four AA batteries. The board is available in black and white colour options.

It’s raised almost $20,000AUD of a $70,000AUD goal, and still has 29 days to go. If successful, it will ship in January. Prices start at $245AUD (£119).

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