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appleholidayWelcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

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Today’s guide centers around iOS gamers. These are the folks who love their portable games and spend most of their morning commute matching pieces of candy or fighting immortal titans. If you’d like to make the gamer(s) in your life have an overall more pleasant and convenient gaming experience, or simply get them some really cool stuff to play, check out our list below for some ideas.
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Crazy Dave has a crazy new product for you: Plants vs Zombie Headphones.

Skullcandy has partnered with Popcap Games to create a pair of stylish headphones to surround you in the sounds of zombies groaning and exploding in all their glory. The headphones come equipped with silicone gel tips in interchangeable sizes for a more comfortable fit, along with a one-button mic/remote and a flat cable that’s easier to untangle and lasts through the wear and tear of continual use.

You can pick up a pair from the Skullcandy website for $24.99

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Sharebrands Stereo Headphones Hardware Review

Sharebrands' Stereo Headphones are a fairly affordable and comfy set of headphones.

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Phiaton Fusion MS 430 Headphones Hardware Review

Phiaton's Fusion MS 430 headphones provide a solid listening experience for those looking to get their money's worth out of good headphones.

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Jam Fusion Wireless Stereo Headphones Review

A decent budget set of Bluetooth headphones with an innovative feature that allows two pairs to listen to the same source. The build quality, comfort, and sound quality are just not quite there though.

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iFrogz Coda Forte Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

A nice, affordable pair of Bluetooth stereo over-the-ear headphones. With great battery life and sound, the looks are the only thing that could be improved. Highly Recommended.

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earHero Headphones Review

When safe earphone use is a concern, and it probably should be in more instances than we normally make it, earHero is a great option as it allows users to monitor surrounding sounds as well as output from an iPhone. The downside is that they are not really great for music due to their tinny sound.

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Developer: I-MEGO
Price: $129.99
Device Reviewed With: iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 3

Usability Rating: ★★★★½
Hardware Design Rating: ★★★★☆
Sound Quality Rating: ★★★★★

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Pros
+ Incredibly comfortable
+ Great sound isolation
+ Brilliant clarity

Cons
– A bit ostentatious looking
– In-line mic needs volume/skip ability

Headphones are a funny thing. One listener’s sweet spot is another’s bass-heavy muddiness. The I-MEGO Throne headphones come in two flavors: Gold (bass heavy) and Poison (balanced clarity). I am reviewing the second model, which is a pretty purple linen underneath a silver-toned grille on each over-ear cup.

I prefer headphones that I can plug into my iPhone, use as a microphone, listen to music, and–of course–game with. To this end, the I-MEGO Throne Poison headset is ideal. These are by far the most comfortable headphones I’ve worn to date, with a soft, leather over-the-head band that never hurts, even after a couple of hours of use. Ditto the soft leather, sound-isolating ear cups, which only become uncomfortable after a long gaming session due to my upper ear piercings.

The clarity of the sound on these babies is something to experience. I dislike overly-bassy headphone like Beats as they tend to overpower the rest of the sound in the mid and high frequencies. Too high-frequency, however, leads to a tinny sound, and overly mid-range response makes things sound muddy. The I-MEGO Throne Poison headphones have an excellent, across-the-board clear sound, which makes all sorts of music delightful to listen to, including, acoustic, jazz, pop, and rock.

I was surprised by the excellent sound isolation properties of the headphones, as well. I took them on a plane recently, and figured I’d have to crank up the sound as I do with most other over-the-ear styles I’ve used. Not so, at all. I even left them on during the flight without music or games on, just to decrease the ambient noise of the jet engines. The music I listened to, Steve Martin’s banjo-tastic album, Rare Bird Alert, came through loud and clear, without having to crank up the iPhone volume beyond my usual loudness preference. These are fantastic headphones.

The only quibble I have is that the in-line mic only has one button, which lets me start and stop music playback, and answer and hand up the phone. There’s no way to use it to control volume or skip songs, like the Apple Earpods do. It’s a small thing, to be sure, but it would make an already great set of headphones even better. I also wish they came in a less “look at me” style, like a less ostentation solid black, or even white.

Bottom line, the I-MEGO Throne Poison headset is now my favorite set of phones to wear, in all sorts of settings where sound isolation and amazing clarity of sound is required. They’re well worth the price tag, and compete with much more expensive units that have a far less delightful audio response.

Zombies, Run! Review

Zombies, Run! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Run along with a story of survival during a zombie apocalypse and out run zombie hordes while helping other survivors.

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Halloween Contest: Scribblenauts Remix!

Do you love Scribblenauts: Remix as much as we do? Then show your love with a Scribblenauts-inspired Halloween costume and enter to win either a vinyl Maxwell doll (like the one pictured here) or a pair of Scribblenauts headphones.

What do you have to do? It’s simple. Just post a picture of yourself (or a family member – pets included) in Scribblenauts gear to our Facebook page, and we’ll take it from there. Winners will be announced Tuesday, while you’re recovering from your Halloween sugar binge. Get to it, wannabe Scribblenauts!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games

Hysteria Project

Hysteria Project

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The Hysteria Project is a cinematic horror game that is surprisingly creepy. From the opening moments to the ending scene, there is a sense of urgency that is unparalleled on the iPhone. It's a shame that this game only lasts for about 1-1/2 hours because by the end you've done just about everything the game has to offer. It was fun while it lasted, but after three days it is already collecting dust in my iTunes app folder.

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AirPhones

AirPhones

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you have a super speedy router and need some wireless headphones to watch movies on a computer plugged into a TV that is across the room, this is the app for you. It would be hard to recommend this app otherwise, given the quality of some other apps that do similar things.

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Apple’s 2008 In-Ear Headphones Review

Apple's new in-ear headphone offering is a huge improvement, and they are a lower cost alternative to high-priced, 3rd party sets.

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