Written iPhone App Review
Prank calls are the epitome of comedy as far as I’m concerned. And when it comes to the tools of the trade for a good prank, it doesn’t get much better than an Arnold Schwarzenegger sound-board from Manta Innovations.
Pocket Arnold brings together a sum total of 56 quotes and catchphrases from Arnie’s movies into this one easy-to-use iPhone app. Everything from useful conversation starters “Good Morning”, “Howdy Stranger” & “How are you?” to classic one liners – “I’m a cop you idiot!”, “Who is your daddy, and what does he do?” and of course….”I’ll be back”.
There are three pages of sounds in all, and it only takes a simple swipe of the finger to move between them. Each sound has an icon to let you know the type of sound – hello, question, name, reply, command etc. Each sound-bite is labeled with the first few words of that line. All you have to do is tap on one of the icons to hear the sound. You can also tap on the cartoon Arnold to generate a random quote.
There’s a pretty good cross-section of sound clips, but this app could definitely benefit from the inclusion of some more lines. Just a few classics that are currently missing include – “It’s not a tuma”, “Do it, do it now!” & “Get to ze choppa!”
Still, all-in-all, Pocket Arnold is a simple, yet highly amusing app. The laughs are worth the $0.99 price tag.
*A note on prank calling with Pocket Arnold. (for information purposes only, of course…)
“PocketArnold was designed to be used while your iPhone is connected to an active phone call. Just place the call on speakerphone, navigate to PocketArnold and play Arnold clips until your heart is content. No extra hardware is needed; the clips are loud enough (At full volume) for the microphone to pick it all up.”
Pocket Arnold requires the 2.0 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.
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