iPong iPong Original

iPong iPong Original Robot
Approx. $ 76 USD
Price $

User Ratings (4)

Features 3.3   
Fewer features
Jam Resistance 2.7   
Occasionally gets jammed
Durability 4.3   
Expected robot life
Ease Of Use 9.0   
Very easy to figure out. No manual needed!
Overall 6.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Programmable No
Adjustable Height No
Continuous Feed No
Wheels 1
Oscillates No
Mount Sits on Table
IPONG is the affordable, portable table tennis practice partner that plays with you tirelessly. Set your own pace with this attractive centerpiece, from a casual to blistering ball-feed and give yourself a world-class workout.

No more waiting for a practice partner! More like a live opponent rather than a playback feature, IPONG can continuously shoot more than 100 balls before reloading. Use the wired remote to adjust for backspin, topspin, or heavy topspin balls without having to leave your side of the table!

To sweeten the appeal, this sleek robot assembles in seconds with only three essential pieces to put together! No tools or equipment necessary. Simply snap in the pieces, plug in the power, and enjoy your IPONG!

The IPONG line has undergone a complete makeover from the 2010 and 2009 models! IPONG now offers three versions - IPONG Topspin, IPONG Original, and IPONG Pro. Features vary with each model to cater to different playing levels. The base model, IPONG Topspin, shoots out adjustable topspin balls for beginners who are just starting out, the Original model adds customizable backspin to the mix, while the Pro offers a combination of variable spin and oscillation.

Across the board, every model has been subjected to material and technological upgrades:

Motor - A top-of-the-line gearbox that can match your intensity during practice!
Projection Wheels - Instead of foam wheels that weren't always the same shape and began to deteriorate after about 50,000 revolutions, the new models use long-lasting rubber wheels that are consistent in shape and size.
Plastic - In addition to being thicker, the new IPONG line features a matted surface that resists unwanted fingerprints and dust. Furthermore, the material upgrades and improved design make the parts easy to put together.
Logo Plate - IPONG introduced a stylish logo plate with a designated spot on the front of each robot. The result is a clean and classy new look!
Colors - To help customers differentiate between the models, IPING have introduced two new colors to the mix. The IPONG Topspin comes in a bright and energetic green, the IPONG Pro comes in a deep red, while the Original model remains black.
Oscilliation Plate - This plate has been reinforced so that it can transition smoothly and better accommodate the weight of the balls.
Remote - The size of the remote has been reduced so that it is now thinner and lighter.
Warranty - Every IPONG comes with a one year warranty issued by the manufacturer.
Packaging - The boxes have all been redesigned to reflect the exciting new changes of the product. In addition, IPONG are joining in efforts to protect the environment - styrofoam packaging material is no longer being used.

Technical Specifications

Adjustable Frequency (balls/minutes)
Ball Capacity: 100+
Net Weight: 2.5lbs
Spin: Underspin, Topspin, Heavy Topspin
Compatibility: All standard size table tennis tables (9'x5')
Warranty: One year limited manufacturer's warranty
Includes:iPong® Robot, Remote Control, A/C adapter, Setup & Instruction manual
Designed in USA, Made in China

Reviews (3)

Anonymous  on 1/25/2012

The IPong Pro is poorly designed. It misfeeds balls and gets jammed quite frequently. To make matters worse, Joola will not pay for the return shipping let alone for the inconvenience and time lost on calling or emailing them, repackaging and shipping back. They will only give you a voucher to redeem for more Joola equipment if you're lucky. They will not refund you for the malfunctioning equipment. How many times can you keep sending back their inferior albeit affordable robot? Joola will tell you basically what did you expect for such a cheap robot? Don't waste your time on this product.
Tarsmot  on 12/23/2015

Chose this based on recommendations. Cheap and plasticky but simple to set up. It was unable to fire a set of 50 balls without jamming a number of times, placing balls inconsistently, and sometimes misfiring two consecutive balls that would limply plop out. Not fit for purpose so i returned it.
Orangecrush  on 4/29/2015

I bought one of these IPONG Originals from Megaspin about 2 weeks ago. I haven't really been able to use it much because it does not launch the ball to the same place on the table. The first few days I had it on my side of the table launching balls to the other side of the table. Tried to get it to launch balls to the same place and it would only hit the same place maybe 20% of the time. You can't depend on it and it gets very frustrating when you are trying to do some drills. Out of 100 balls you can be pretty sure that about 20 of them flying off the table. Pro's: Easy to put together. Remote is easy to understand and is long enough to reach the other side of the table. Light weight and easy to move around. Just don't drop it because it would probably break. Con's: As mentioned above, the robot will not launch the balls in the same place all the time. For some reason I never had it jam on me, balls came out fine. But don't depend on them hitting the table in the same place. I know I said that already but it is frustrating. I talked to Megaspin and Joola before I bought the robot and they both assured me that if anything was wrong with it. That they would send me a replacement and or my money back. I talked to both of them about the issues I was experiencing and Joola is going to send me a new IPONG Pro for my trouble. The good thing I can say is that both Megaspin and Joola have good customer service.

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