Accessory Review: LaCie Coat for iPad

When you think of companies that design accessories for Apple products, it’s unlikely that LaCie comes to mind. LaCie is primarily known as a premier manufacturer of high quality digital storage. In other words, they sell hard drives, memory sticks, and network storage solutions. Nonetheless, they do offer a sleeve, called the Coat, for the iPad. A closer look at the pros and cons of this sleeve is across the jump.

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App Review: Voices 2

Ever wanted to make your voice sound like Darth Vader, or as if you were talking on a walkie-talkie? Voices 2 allows you to do that very simply, yet the result is of high quality and is very realistic. I stumbled across this app about a year ago, pretty close to its release (version 1.0), and absolutely fell in love with it. Just a few weeks ago, taptaptap, the creators of Camera+, released a major update (version 2.0), bringing the app back to life after a year with no updates.

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Accessory Review: iFrogz Silicone Wrapz for iPad

There is a wide variety of silicone cases available for the iPad. Nearly every accessory company offers their own variant of a silicone case, and many are almost identical. One of these silicone cases is the Silicone Wrapz by iFrogz, a Utah-based company that pride themselves on having the ambition to surpass the quality, style, and service offered by their competitors.

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App Review: Eden – World Builder

If you know a thing or two about computer gaming, you might have heard of Minecraft, a browser-based game where players have built working 8-bit CPUs, 1:1 sized replicas of Star Trek’s Enterprise ship, roller coasters, and cities, among other things, using (almost) nothing except for virtual cubes. Unfortunately, if you were expecting Kingly Games’ Eden – World Builder to be a mobile port of the most recent version of Minecraft, you may be disappointed. While Eden is more of a port of a very stripped-down version of Minecraft, you’ll find that for $0.99, the app is a worthy investment.

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App Review: Perfect Cell

Mobigame, the developers behind the award-winning game known as Edge, has now brought us an infiltration-styled puzzle game called Perfect Cell ($4.99).

It is the year 2029. After a meteorite had crashed into the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists had discovered Cell Zero and transferred it to a militarized submarine base. After performing experiments on the cell, the scientists discovered that the cell was hostile towards other forms of life and it was able to evolve abnormally quickly. One month later, we must take control of Cell Zero and help it escape from this militarized submarine base.

After creating Edge, one of the most successful puzzle games in the App Store, how will Mobigame’s Perfect Cell turn out?

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App Review: Shadow Guardian

In Shadow Guardian, you play as Jason Call, the protagonist in the game. You begin the story tied up as Novik tries to figure out how you tracked him down with a computer that his lab team built for him. He will be using that computer to retrieve your memories from you. As each memory comes in, you actually play as the protagonist in that memory.

Shadow Guardian is a third-person, tactical-shooter and strategic-platformer all smashed into one unique game. It is often referred to as a clone of the PS3 game, Uncharted. This game has rich gameplay, breathtaking graphics, action-packed audio, offers lots for your money, and has some replay value.

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Accessory Review: Vaja Ivolution Top for iPad

Vaja Cases is an Argentinian company that designs luxurious genuine leather accessories for many different Apple products. Their accessories come at a hefty price, but it is money well spent. All of their accessories are handmade. Many of their products, including the Ivolution Top for iPad, are arguably the best on the market.

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Accessory Review: FrappeDesign Executive Folio

FrappeDesign’s Executive Folio for iPad, launched in October 2010, is a combination of stylish design, protection, and functionality. The folio comes in packaging that is made of 100% recycled paper in partnership with Rabbit’s Tale. The same innovation that FrappeDesign has showed in their packaging is evident in their folio, and you’ll soon find out why.

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App Review: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (iTunes link) is a name synonymous with titles such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. In the past, it has delivered to its audience realistic destruction, hectic gameplay, and addictive multi-player action.  You play as Private Preston Marlowe, a member of a task force consisting of 4 hardened mercenaries. A server containing vital information on the Russian enemy is stolen, and it is up to you to find and retrieve it. This is Electronic Arts’ (EA) first real attempt at creating a First-Person Shooter (FPS), so in a market where this genre is still developing, how does it set itself apart from the rest?

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Accessory Review: Griffin A-Frame for iPad

Griffin Technology is well-known for making a wide variety of accessories for Apple products. One of these accessories is a stand, called the A-Frame, for the iPad. With a large foray of stands available for the iPad, has Griffin Technology made this one any different than the rest?

Read on for my thoughts.

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