An irresistible companion that fits in your pocket, Talking Carl, $0.99 for the iPhone, provides endless fun for all ages. Carl, a large, red-boxed character, will repeat words that one says back to that person in an irresistible accent that leaves individuals wanting more. The hands-on app also allows individuals to poke and tickle Carl to make him laugh. A new ‘Plus’ edition of the app contains more animations and sounds creating an even more compelling character. While this app entertains people at first, after a few minutes the voice can lose its appeal and can become annoying. Talking Carl has been very popular so far, and other talking applications have sprung from this success, including Talking Carla and Talking Gugl. Despite increased emotions and widespread appeal, no new app can take away from the novelty of the true Talking Carl.