Review: Tiger Toys i-Cat Interactive Music Companion

Updated

[Editors’ Note: On November 1, 2006, iLounge published The 2007 iPod Buyers’ Guide, with more than 30 brand new, capsule-sized product reviews – only for products we considered to be amongst the very best we’ve seen throughout the year. The short review below is excerpted from the Guide, which you can download here.]

Review: Tiger Toys i-Cat Interactive Music Companion


Review: Tiger Toys i-Cat Interactive Music Companion

We’ve seen a handful of iPod-ready toys over the past few years, but the ones that best match Apple’s style and philosophies are Tiger’s i-Cat and i-Dog, simple little glossy plastic speakers in the shape of cats and dogs. Released first, i-Dog now comes in a wide array of colors, while the newer i-Cat is available only in black or white. Each one has transparent ears and chrome face accents, a tiny microphone to detect (and respond with purrs or yips) when it’s being touched, and a tail you can pull to trigger more noises. Connected to an iPod via an included audio cable, they become passive listeners and speakers, playing your music and responding with an on-face light show that varies based on what they hear. Cute, inexpensive, and fun, they’re right for animal lovers of all ages – just pick your species. You supply the two AA batteries needed to keep i-Cat meowing.

 

Review: Tiger Toys i-Cat Interactive Music Companion

Review: Tiger Toys i-Cat Interactive Music Companion

Table of Contents

Our Rating

B
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Tiger Toys / Hasbro

Website: www.Hasbro.com/tigertoys

Model: i-Cat

Price: $30

Compatible: All iPods

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.