Crazy Dummy

Posted August 27, 2008 9:08am


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  • PRICE: $1.99
  • EASE OF USE: 3
SUMMARY: Touch and shake your own dummy to make it come to life

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The Crazy Dummy app allows you to control what looks like a wooden dummy directly on your iPhone. You're presented with the wooden dummy right after you load the app up, but luckily for those scared of dummies, it's got its eyes closed to start. The Dummy looks pretty good for an animated dummy, but considering the fact that it doesn't do that much, it could have looked better.

The app allows you to do just a few things. First, you can pull his mouth open, or tap the screen to make it open and close. If you hold down on the screen, it does stay open for a longer period of time. Next, you can movie it's eyes. Depending on where you tap for the mouth to open, the eyes will actually look in that direction. You can of course drag the eyes around if you want to be really creepy, but we're hoping you aren't.

Crazy Dummy does have one trick of it's sleeves, it can actually come to life and talk. Sort of. If you shake the iPhone with the app on, Crazy Dummy will enter into a video and basically tell you to stop shaking him. It really isn't that interesting and the enjoyment wears off very quickly too. So once you've shaken him a few times, you're pretty much done for good.

Again, this is another interesting app that doesn't really make sense that it costs. It isn't fun for extended periods of time. Nor is it useful in your day to day or even niche specific tasks. All it does is one thing, and that one thing is creep people out.