Parents' Guide to

Talking Carl

By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Voice-morphing app is fun but may encourage bad behavior.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Loud and simple, Carl's great for yukking it up

Talking Carl's mouthy mimicking provides reliable fun anywhere, anytime. Carl's appeal seemed limited before my children started to speak. But once they started to get language of their own, Carl proved to be a top-notch entertainer, repeating back every sound they uttered. For families that can run Talking Carl on two devices, don't miss out on the chance to amp up your fun with Talking Carl battles by creating your own ad-hoc echo chamber!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Talking Carl looks like a red toaster with golfball eyes and a mail slot for a mouth. Repeating everything he hears in a Bart Simpson voice, he yells when poked and laughs when tickled. Ignore him and he mutters discontentedly. This voice-morphing app is slick looking and very funny, but might not set the best example for kids with its poking and punching. SmackTalk, with its talking baby animals, is a better fit for preschoolers.

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