Just because they could – appBlaster iPhone gun

Like to stand out in a crowd? Hate alien scum? Meet your new best friend

AR games have been around for a while now and the child-like allure of digital objects super-imposed on the real world may have diminished. Apptoyz would like to rekindle your AR excitement with the appropriately named appBlaster iDevice gun accessory, which (when combined with the Alien Attack iOS game) will have you blasting away at the slimy critters with an honest-to-goodness physical trigger.

Granted you’ll want to keep such embarrassing actions within your own four walls for fear of being institutionalised – but at only £20 from RED5.co.uk it doesn’t matter too much when it inevitably joins the pile of plastic musical instruments and crazy impulse purchases of Yesteryear.