As the first product on the show we featured Reflection. A huge thanks to the people at Squirrels LLC for sending us a copy for this review.
In the previous episode of The MHF Judgement Room we talked about AirParrot which would allow you to use most Macs or Windows PCs on your HDTV via the Apple TV Box. Essentially reflection allows you to show the screen of your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S or newer iOS devices on your Mac’s or PC’s screen. Launch the app on your computer, use the multi-tasking dock to AirPlay the device to your computer, turn on mirroring and you’re good to go. However, you can still use reflection to show video from a first generation iPad(early 2010) and an iPhone on your
Adi had a week to play with this app and he found it very useful. He noticed a slight lag between the time he tapped on something and that action showing on his computer. The delay was ever so small. However, if you are doing a training video then this should not be a worry for you. However, this should not be a worry if you’re making any instructional(tutorial) videos using this product. Buy it, try it or don’t buy it? Adi said that this one was a Try It.
Reflection costs $15(£9.50) and will work on Macs or Windows PCs. They also offer a free trial.
- 7″ IPS-backlit LCD gorilla glass display with a resolution of 1280×800 (16:10 aspect ratio)
- 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Compass, Gyroscope
- Supports the latest version of Google’s Android OS(Jelly Bean AKA 4.1)
- 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 802.11n Wi-Fi
The tablet also comes with Google Play, giving you access to a whole slew of games, apps, movies, books and more.
Chris has been using this tablet and loves it. Since getting it he can’t put it down! It’s fast, portable and won’t make your hand ache. Overall, Chris recommended it as a definite Buy It!
For the last review, Adi took a look at Zen Pinball for iOS. When you download it you will get a free table to get you started but you will have to buy more tables if you want them. You can buy more tables for either $0.99(£0.69) or $1.99(£1.49). On the first generation iPad(early 2010), it plays very smoothly, however on an iPhone 4(released mid 2010) there will be a slight delay with the inputs registering on the game. If you’re on a newer iOS device then there should be less of a problem. It’s a good app but the choice of tables are OK. Buy, try or don’t buy? Adi gave it a Try it rating.
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