Jon reviews the Pokémon Go Plus – a device to enhance your gaming experience. It allows you to catch certain Pokémon and collect goodies from Pokéstops without having to check your phone.
I haven’t had a chance to try the Plus myself but from what I have heard I agree with Jon’s opinion. There are already way too few meaningful choices in the game, and the Plus kind of makes things worse.
I know Jon from a summer school I organized while I was still at Fraunhofer FIT. He’s a fantastic game scholar with a deep understanding of pervasive games. You can check out his work at http://www.lets-play.se/.