Wednesday, 31 July 2013

NEW Nerf Rebelle Mission Central AR Cradle Mount hits Amazon.com

 
Props to readers who emailed in on this. The Nerf Rebelle Mission Central AR Cradle hits Amazon.com listings - under a 3rd party seller.

List Price: $16.99
Price: $14.99
You Save:$2.00 (12%)

Product Description
From the Manufacturer


Turn your bow or blaster into a mission center with the Mission Central App Rail Mount. Download the free Nerf Rebelle app to your iPhone or iPod Touch and then attach your device to your bow or blaster (devices, bows and blasters sold separately) with the Rail Mount. Now you're ready to build your squad – customize your avatar and invite your friends to join in the mission fun, all from your bow or blaster. Show off your skills in the app's more than 10 missions and share photos and videos with your friends. Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. iPad, iPod touch and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Product Description
Nerf Rebelle App Cradle And App
Product Features

 
  • Mission Central App Rail Mount accessory lets you mount your iPhone or iPod Touch on your bow or blaster (devices, bows and blasters sold separately)

  • Download the free app and complete Nerf Rebelle missions
  • Customize your avatar
  • Invite your friends to join the fun
  • Includes Rail Mount accessory and instructions
    • Product Measures: 10.98" x 8.5" x 2.56"
    • Recommended Ages: 8 years and up

  • The unit looks no different to the boys App Cradle, but does look striking enough to catch your attention, and I'm sure make enough of us pick it up. The major bummer is the fact that we Android users won't see any cradle integration for the time being. AFoN did confirm that we can expect them in the future at some point.

    The major concern to this type of rail mount raises, is safety for your smartphone. The main issue for me is the utility, and what it brings to the game. When Hasbro have put much of the blame in profit loss on the electronics shift, I hope they drop a software update sooner than later (they've been super busy with a lot this could be in the works too).

    Having looked at also the review by UKNerfWar, and my own findings it left me thinking that this is an after thought rather than a product refresh. If you remember, the LTAR was launched back in August 2012, and since then has had little or no updates.


    Cute feature on the Nerf App, but pretty redundant in battle

    The lack of ammo counter on the Nerf App and other touches might satisfy the basic of gamer needs, but as a player and blogger who gets a lot of feedback, a majority of fans demand more. In fairness the Nerf App has cute features like the Tek Recon have placed themselves on a high pedestal with their AR App (and stand to lose much more if it goes wrong), but quite honestly it is streets ahead. Check it out here. The Nerf App leaves a lot to be desired - from a kidult view certainly. Whether Tek Recon have developed an App because they see a market niche, or because it's simply as they say, as video game lovers they wanted more from blaster play. From heat signature, to infa red to night vision, an ammo counter to tic-tac-toe nukes and medic perks Nerf needs to up their game. It has to be said tho, that there are a lot of tiles in the Nerf App that aren't being used, so this could very well be a later upgrade :) I have indeed played with both, and the Tek Recon app was more rounded and developed in my honest opinion :)


    For more info on the boys App Cradle, check it out here


    Image courtesy Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag (Nerf Wars, HvZ)
     



    1 comment:

    1. i guess if you dont want to put your phone (ipod?) into it it could be a handy little shield if you dont have one

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