iPong Original Table Tennis Trainer Robot
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- Table tennis robot for training without a partner
- Adjustable spin settings: topspin and underspin
- Holds up to 110 balls; Casts balls at an adjustable frequency (12 to 70 balls per minute)
- Assembly time: under a minute; Includes iPong, remote control, A/C adapter, instruction manual
- Compatible Accessories: 40mm and 40+ balls, iPong ball catch net, iPong ball pickup net, iPong tilt stand, iPong targets
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iPong can continuously shoot more than 100 balls before reloading.
- Sharpen your table tennis skills without need for a training partner
- Remote control adjusts power and spin on the ball
- Underspin, topspin, or heavy topspin settings
- Increase or decrease the frequency of balls per minutes as you improve
- 110 ball capacity; adjustable frequency from 12 to 70 balls per minute
- Easy to use and assemble
- Adjustable frequency (balls/minutes)
- Ball Capacity: 100+
- Net Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Spin: Underspin, topspin, heavy topspin
- Compatibility: All standard size table tennis tables (9 by 5 feet)
- Warranty: One year limited manufacturer's warranty
- Includes:iPong Robot, Remote Control, A/C adapter, Setup and Instruction manual
- Measures 18.75 by 11 by 11 inches (H x W x D); 1-year manufacturer's warranty
Top Customer Reviews
2)Part of the product description says, "Sharpen your skills without need for a training partner." It's true you won't need a training partner, but you will need a 2nd person to help you run the thing. The second you turn it one it starts firing balls. No delay.
3) You get an AC adapter with something like a 4ft cord. Thus you better have an extension cord handy.
4) For the price they should have thrown in at least 50 one-star balls. . .anything to practice with. I was looking for the big bold letters that said "Balls Not Included". This would have been a good laugh if they had this on the packaging somewhere too.
5) Any kinda of device with dials gets me worried, but I have to say that the knobs felt firm and turned easy enough.
6) Yes, the motor is a bit loud, but big deal. It's a sports tool after all.
7) Running a bunch of balls through it, the machine seemed pretty consistent. About 5% of the balls would fly into the net
OVERALL: This product is the basic device to help someone practice. I took this to work and my co-worker who has no forehand skills to speak of was excited to try it out, as it could keep throwing balls to the same side and help him practice.
Is it worth the cost? That's for you to decide, considering it's all "manual" other than the actuall ball launching and you're paying for a motor surrounded by questionable plastic parts.
The top spin, heavy top spin, and down-spin worked flawlessly for me. The only thing I would have liked to see is a delay on the first ball, since most of the time anyone uses this they will not have someone there to turn it on. You can slow down the serve speed so you won't miss too many balls on your way back to your side of the table after turning it on(1-2 balls missed).
There is no side spin option in case you are wondering.
So with that information I went ahead and bought the IPONG Original. Here is my review on my IPONG TT robot.
1st. People were complaining about the remote cord being to short. This has been fix and the cord can easily reach to your side of the table with no problem.
2nd. I read reviews were people complain about having someone to turn on the robot. Not really sure what they are talking about because the off, on switch is on the frequency knob on the remote.
3rd. Reviews said the robot jams frequently. Well, you need to make sure you have good clean 3* TT balls to start off with. I bought Gambler Platinum 40mm 3* in orange and they work great in the robot. They are also probably the best buy you can get when buying bulk TT balls.
Overall I think that Joola has made many improvements on their IPONG robots. I will admit that the robot feels like it is made very cheep with thin plastic, 3 motors and a couple of wheel's. But hey, its not made for tennis balls and does what it is designed to do. I just wish I would have thought of this decause it is such a simple design. LoL
I have only had my TT robot for a few days now and I think for the money you won't be disappointed. And they have a really good return policy with a one year replacement or your money back within 3 month's. That's pretty good if you ask me.Read more ›
I bought the iPong because I don't have the budget to invest in a Newgy or like robot. I play at the office almost every day and at least once a week at my local TT club. With that said I am a total noob to table tennis and I am not very good. I figure a robot would be a great training aid and with the lack of a friend that shares my desire to get better I needed something. Enter the iPong!
My first impression when unpacking the iPong was; it's really well made. I know these types of items are mass produced, but JOOLA put some thought into designing this and use higher end materials in the process. It's really easy to put together, 5 stars on packaging and assembly.
I put it on the table and plugged it in, started it up and tested with some practice balls. The first thing I noticed was the noise, it's pretty loud, and the faster you make the back or top spin the louder it gets. This is not a major issue, it's just the first thing I noticed.
Once I dialed in the settings I started to hit, and at first I blamed the iPong for serving the ball wrong and that's why I was crushing them into the net. Then I came to the realization that I am really bad at TT and the iPong was just serving the ball close to the net where I never really play.
Another feather in JOOLA's cap, I like to believe they thought about this and engineered the iPong to keep the ball low. I think over time this will make me a better player. 3 stars for noise, 5 stars for challenging me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent training product. I have used it a few times, pretty consistent balls. Great for improving forehand and backhand push. Will need very spinny racket for slams. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Keyur A.
Works well other than the occasional ones that go astray. It goes through the balls pretty fast. So, you will need 100 balls if you want to avoid picking up balls frequently. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rayskum
Background: I play regularly at my local table tennis club. I wouldn't call myself a great player, but I'm no slouch. I wanted this thing in order to: 1. Get some exercise. 2. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul B. Dagnall
Robot has some mechanical problems.
Is also not easy to calibrate .
Sometimes it sticks , sometimes it works as intended.
You get what you pay for here. It will spit the balls across the table, but you won't get much variety and it will occasionally send the balls into the net or long. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Kunc
The ipong original sometimes would shoot 2 balls at a time other times it would shoot the ball at a strange angle. Distance it shoots the ball was eractic.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer