Headphones are a personal, subjective thing, and so is one’s affinity for the movie TRON. Monster’s T3 earbuds are a tie-in with the recent TRON remake—the website boasts that they feature “Disney’s futuristic styling and the phosphorous glow of the TRON universe.” Well, they don’t actually glow, and if we hadn’t been informed that they were TRON-related we never would have recognized the silver-and-blue TRON-ish T design on each earbud. But they are pretty cool looking.
Tron! Some of you will stop there and immediately go buy this movie-inspired dock. But the rest might need some convincing. The first page of the product manual reads, “Once in a generation, a movie event comes along and changes the playing field.” Disney’s Tron sequel certainly didn’t live up to that kind of hype, but luckily for music fans (and those of us easily distracted by blinky lights), the Tron dock proves itself a capable little machine. If you’ve always wanted a light disc of your very own, now’s your chance.
We took some time out with Stephen Saiz, Director of Marketing over at Disney Interactive Studios, to discuss what the company is doing with the TRON app for the iPhone and what mega fans of the franchise have to look forward to.
This morning, we go to hang out in Flynn's Arcade and relive the magic of TRON. Check out the mondo photo gallery after the cut to get a complete walkthrough of our day with TRON, plus a few photos of TRON himself, Bruce Boxleitner (who, by the way, loves his iPhone).
This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got TRON, Miner Disturbance, Spider: Bryce Manor HD, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, and Space Invaders HD.
If you're just as excited for the movie TRON as we are, then you'll love this news. Disney is currently offering the official TRON game app for free in the App Store. The game includes a dual stick tank shooter game with fifteen single player levels and a multiplayer mode. You can ever choose which color faction you want to play for.