Be warned, the PuttOut is highly addictive. The simplicity of its design is there for all to see but do not be fooled. The genius of the product lays in its ability to get you hooked. With PuttOut, putting is a joy.
Small enough to fit in your bag you can take it anywhere. However, it is in the luxury of you own home where it can become really addictive. Aiming at the white simulated hole you have options. You can use it as a ball returner as your ball travels up the back slope and comes back to you. When the ball returns then, congratulations, it was a good putt. If it doesn't then you would have lipped out of the cup.
If you thought that was clever then there is more. The backslope has a smaller hole called a "microtarget". If your ball hits the "mircotarget" and stays trapped, then you have just completed the perfect putt.
The perfect putt is the aim and the ball will only stay in the "microtarget" if the direction and speed are perfect.
This is the part that becomes really addictive. Near misses encourages you to search for perfection even more. Needless to say here at Golfhacker, we were hooked. It is ideas like this that make putting less of a chore.
Considering that you use your putter around 40% of the time on your average round of golf, this will certainly encourage you to practice more. We have also heard it on the grapevine that PuttOut are putting the finishing touches to a putting mat to compliment this wonderful device. Watch this space.