Review of iPong Original Table Tennis Training Robot
Reviewed on: May 18, 2014
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Pros & Cons
The JOOLA USA iPong Topspin Training Robot sharpens your table tennis skills without need for a training partner. It is a good machine for practice and has a wired remote control that adjusts power and spin on the ball. It comes with underspin, topspin, or heavy topspin settings and you can increase or decrease the frequency of balls per minute as you improve. This robot has 110 balls capacity with an adjustable frequency from 12 to 70 balls per minute. The iPong Robot is consistent and random at serving balls and is great for beginners. It works well and recommended for improving game especially for new players. It is fun and good for single players.
However, there are complaints of how the machine breaks and malfunctions. It isn't safe for kids and some complain of poor quality and inefficiency.
Overall, the JOOLA USA iPong Topspin Training Robot is an affordable, portable table tennis practice partner that plays with you tirelessly. It's more like a live opponent than a ball feeder. The iPong assembles in seconds with only three essential pieces to put together--no tools or equipment necessary.
Review Group #: 1
Machine isn't good for practicing a consistent motion • Machine is consistent and allows good spin • Some users do not find it very effective • Not that easy to control the direction and distance • Randomness factor adds fun
Review Group #: 2
Doesn't work with 38 mm balls • In some cases, didn't work after first few days • Many users reported that it worked only for a short period • Takes a little time to adapt
Review Group #: 3
Ping-Pong balls are not included • Affordable compared to other Ping-Pong machine • Good for Ping-Pong practice • Works well • Recommended for improving Ping-Pong game
Review Group #: 4
Good price • Fun • Good for beginners • Not a kids-safe product • Not so good quality
Review Group #: 5
Consistent at serving the ball • Used for bigger ball sizes • Malfunctions at times • Collecting balls takes a lot of time
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 3.10 stars from 27 reviews, Price: $84.60
Amazon.com Rating: 3.30 stars from 38 reviews, Price: $141.00