Have you heard about Apptivity from Mattel? This is a fairly new idea, that allows children (and adults) to play with their favorite toy on an iPad. It’s like bringing the game to life.
When I was given the opportunity to review the Angry Birds Apptivity, I knew it would be something my son would love. Little did I know my husband would love it, too!
The Angry Bird Apptivity comes with a King Pig figure, which fits perfect in the palm of your hand. Once you have the figure, you download the free app from iTunes. Once your download is complete, you simply place the Angry Birds magic figure directly onto the iPad screen, and it interacts with the app using patented conductive technology.
I must admit, at first I wasn’t sure about placing an object directly on the iPad screen. (scratches? yikes!) But the contacts on the bottom of the figurine are smooth, and considered safe for iPads. (whew!)
Once the figurine is on the iPad new modes of the Angry Birds app are unlocked, which include new sounds, new characters and new backdrops! New modes are randomly selected, so you never know what to expect! Instead of slinging pigs or birds with your finger, you can use the pig figurine to knock down the wood, glass, etc. We even unlocked one mode that switched the type of material we would be knocking down!
It was so exciting and lots of fun to play the game this way! We have played with the Apptivity several times over the last week. I am happy to report there are no scratches on the iPad screen, but there are smiles on a few family members! Now we are competing to see who gets the highest score! (And I love the fact that there are no batteries required for the figurine!)
The Angry Bird Apptivity can be purchased at Toys R Us. It retails at $9.99
Disclosure: I was provided with a product sample to facilitate this review. Opinions are 100% mine.