Ingram Micro New Zealand has snapped up another new vendor for its portfolio, signing a distribution deal with iPad ‘app-cessory’ company, Osmo.
Osmo develops the Osmo Play children’s technology system bringing the physical and digital world’s together with the use of a ‘mirror’ accessory for the iPad. The offering takes gameplay beyond the iPad screen, transforming the space in front of the tablet into an interactive environment.
The company has a number of games available, including Tangram, the ‘physics meets creative problem solving’ game Newton and Numbers, designed to help teach maths through games.
Osmo says its offerings have been adopted in more than 7500 schools around the world.
Kelly Eyerman, Ingram Micro general manager Apple, consumer and retail, says OsmoPlay is a ‘great addition’ to the distributor’s range of iPad educational and entertainment accessories.
“As a concept OsmoPlay is simply brilliant, marrying the strengths of the iPad with all the fun, entertainment and educatoin of traditional games,” Eyerman says.
“It’s already on my own shopping list for Christmas – I have a sneaking suspicion our family iPad is lining up to get a good workout these holidays,” she adds.
Eyerman says the offering is expected to be a winner over the Christmas period, with high demand expected.
Earlier this week the distributor announced it had signed a distribution deal with mobile photography accessory vendor, Olloclip, and is stocking the full range of Olloclip offerings, which include cases and lenses.