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Lab Mat Is All That:

Talking 3D Lab Mat & Talking 3D Lab Mat HD

Yikes, I’ve gone and done it again.

I brought you so much in the Weekend Edition with my Top 12 books for young readers: part one and part  two.

But Monday hit and with Pump going back to school after Spring break and my reviews or appadvice.com (check them out here) I got pulled away.

But I had to pop in tonight to tell you about an app I reviewed in brief on appadvice.com.

It’s too good not to get in my own editorial comments 😉

Also follow me @sahgeekmom on twitter to fin either version for free in the next 48 hours!

Ok right to it:

Meet Talking 3D Lab Mat and Talking 3D Lab Mat HD.

  • By: Mobobo
  • Version: 1.0
  • Genre: Creativie Play, Talking App, Entertainment
  • Platforms: iPhone/iPod Touch & HD iPad Only
  • Price: .99 for iPhone 2.99 for iPad.
  • SAHGeekMom Rating: 4.5
  • Kid’s Score: 5 Pump’s up!
  • Recommended Age:  All Ages 4+

Talking Lab Mat is a breath of fresh air in the ever-popular “talking-back” app genre. It the first such offering to offer “real-time 3D animation, morphing and voice changing.

There is an IPad native and an iPhone/iPod touch version and there is a free lite version of Talking 3D Lab Mat you can try out once before you buy.

Check out this brief Promo Video:

Here’s how it works.

Like most apps of this kind Lab Mat, your hapless foil, will repeat what you say back to you in a funny voice. He also responds to touches. You can punch, or tickle him to evoke cute reactions.

But this vibrant HD app takes the fun to the next level: mix a potion in the lab and Mat will magically transform into one of 1000’s of different creatures.

And with each creature come a new voice, there are over 100, and new animated reactions.

To change Mat you just tap on the test tube icon, mix a few drops of whichever color chemical you like and tap the check mark. 

A new crazy character is yours to torture (or tickle.) This added dimension adds tons of replay value.

There are many more animations, voices and effects than in similar apps. So make sure you have some time when you try it out, because you aren’t going to want to stop.

Pump’s Points:

Pump was instantly enthralled, and has been creating monsters on his iPhone and my iPad for days now. He never tires of it. He wants to tell you that:

This is a really really really fun game. I like getting the scary monsters best but even the rabbit is funny too. I like when the monsters fart. That is going to make kids laugh like me.

What can I say he’s a seven-year-old boy…

Seriously though, both kids and adults can’t help but laugh out loud at the endless antics of this poor lab experiment gone awry.

My husband is no more immune to passing-wind humour than pump, but to be honest I hate these apps and anything that encourages my kid to make more rude sounds.

But this is the first and only such app that has ever entertained me!

I try to pretend I’m above such crass wit, but I can’t suppress my chuckles at some of the voices and yes, sound effects.

The clever variability of this app allows for endless creative possibilities. This video, by Neill the dev behind Mobobo of Mat performing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is hilarious:

Check out Lab Mats Facebook Fan Page to find out how you can star in a video soon!

Ok how clever is Neil? He told me it took the better part of the day, but he had entirely too much fun in the process.

You can see how this app stands apart from the pack. It’s more like dozens of taking apps all wrapped in one. 

The only thing missing from an otherwise perfect package is the ability to record your crazy creations from within the app.

A direct upload-to-YouTube and Facebook feature would be the icing on the cake, but the developer assures me these features are in the works right now.

As always the Stay at Home GeekMom tried to engage the creative Neil Pettitt was so affable and pleasant.

He is yet another dad-dev and get this. He changed the adds in the free version to wish his son a happy birthday!

And he promised if I remind him he’d do the same for Pump who will than be assured that this blog has brought him world-fame. At least in his homeroom, anyway.

If you have a kid or a funny bone you will find talking 3D Lab Mat monstrously good fun. Get it get the xxx price is more than worth it!

Want a free copy of this app? Follow me @sahgeekmom on twitter and watch for the next 48 hours. I will be handing out some freebies for retweets!

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow with MosaicHD a geart edu-app for kids, and creative fun for everyone and if anything good besides an Angry Bird update happens in the App Store I’ll keep you posted.

Happy App Hunting



Comments on: "Lab Mat Is All That: Talking 3D Lab Mat & Talking 3D Lab Mat HD" (4)

  1. […] Lisa’s complete review from her Stay ay Home GeekMom blog here. We’ll reprint it it here soon, and look for Mobobo’s latest FREE title, Max and Molly […]

  2. Catriona said:

    This will be another hit with my kidlets!

  3. Hilarious! Bohemian Rhapsody? Love it! I can put up with the rude noises for that. 🙂

  4. You find the most amazing apps! I have trouble navigating the app store and am reluctant to pay for apps I don’t have any real information on.

    You’re awesome!!!

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