Strain Your Brain the iPhone Way with Idiotizer – The Mind Blocker


Price: $1.99
Idiotizer – The Mind Blocker
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Idiotizer, developed by RosSoft, is a fun way to trip yourself up for a good laugh. If you enjoy brain games and a decent challenge, or if you’re just looking for a fun app to use so you can make fun of your friends, this is definitely one to take a look at.

Concept and Functionality:

I have to admit that I figured Idiotizer was more of a gimmick than something that could actually be entertaining. I’m happy to say that my first impression was wrong, though, and that the app does actually work if you let it.

The concept of Idiotizer is to repeat everything you’re saying into a headset in order to literally block your mind. Therefore you obviously need to have a working pair of headphones in order to properly use the app.

To start, simply adjust your headset volume and set how long you want the delay to be from when you talk to when your voice is repeated back to you through your earphones.

It takes a little while to experiment and find the right fit, but I definitely don’t recommend turning your volume all the way up like the instructions suggest. While this might give you the best effects, high volumes can damage sensitive ears. This is especially true if you let out a belly-up laugh while using Idiotizer.

From there, what you do with Idiotizer is completely up to you. You can try your hand at reading one of the many tongue twisters that are available in the app, or you can just talk to yourself and see how Idiotized you can become.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Personally I had a blast with tongue twisters, and it’s amazing to see just how tongue tied you really do become if you program the app correctly. However, as stated on the app’s iTunes page, Idiotizer won’t work for everybody.


As I mentioned before, there are a ton of different things for you to try if you’re not up for talking to yourself. Idiotizer not only includes popular tongue twisters, but also a few jokes and proverbs. I do wish users had the ability to create or import their own pieces of text.

If you’re really into torturing yourself or your friends, Idiotizer allows you to save recordings so you can keep any hilarious memories indefinitely. You can even give recordings a custom name and share them with others.


Idiotizer is available to download from the App Store for $1.99, which I personally think is a little steep for an app that’s light on features. Plus there’s always the chance that the app just might not work for you, and there’s nothing more frustrating than that. I’d love to see a free version of Idiotizer available, though, so people could test it out before buying the paid version.


Idiotizer is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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