|Tablet||Apple iPad 2,   Apple iPad 3,   Apple iPad 4|
|Price||Budget $1 - $39|
|Dimensions||14.0 X 1.5 X 10.0 in (WDH)|
With another play case landing in the Tablet2Cases office, it was time once again to employ a T2C product tester for reviewing purposes. My daughter Suzie (age 7½) helped put the ArtSee Studio Interactive kids play case through the paces with our (OK, *her*) Apple iPad.
The playful blue and green makeup of the ArtSee Studio was immediately attractive to the young burgeoning artist, and the carrying handlehad her ready to claim it as her own. Parentally speaking, the hard plastic makeup of the case is reassuringly built to withstand serious drops and other accidents. But it was the promise of ArtSee’s illustration and animation software that piqued our curiosity.
And Wow-Wee, does the downloadable app deliver! (Once you get it downloaded, that is.) In our experience, with high-speed WiFi connection and out of the Apple app store, nearly 10 minutes were required to get this thing downloaded and installed. Suzie was damn near climbing the walls waiting…
Once the ArtSee Studio app is running, though, the possibilities are literally endless: Backgrounds and themes are included, or photo images may be used (the case nicely includes a cutout for the back camera). Each of the five stamp-like tools performs a different function when creating a picture, including animating the drawing and adding sound. A stylus shaped like a crayon for typical drawing functions is also provided, but within seconds Suzie did what was natural and simply used her fingers on the touchscreen for this purpose.
Tablet2Cases can report that Suzie enjoyed the ArtSee Studio well enough, though was a bit disappointed by the complexity of using the tools: These aren’t always intuitive (even to this parent!) and take some time to learn.
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