Alice in Wonderland Notescast review

With perfect timing Notescasts.com has released Alice in Wonderland for iPod classic, iPod 5th Gen and iPod nano as Lewis Caroll's classic tale gets a big screen outing courtesy of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, more commonly known as Alice in Wonderland, features a cast of memorable characters including the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Red Queen, Cheshire Cat and Alice herself. Popular with children and adults alike, the book and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass has spawned several films, animated adventures, TV adaptations, comic books and even a musical play.

The Notescast version of Alice is a collection of text files stored in the 'Notes' section of any compatible iPod. Setting this up takes less than a minute and is easy to locate and navigate once stored. The reading experience is different than reading on the iPhone or iPod touch. It took a few seconds to get used to manually turning pages rather than flicking them with your thumb for instance. That said, the text is clear and easy to read thanks to a sympathetic typeface.

Notescast pages are generally shorter than those produced for the iPhone and iPod touch. The iPod was designed to display only 4KB of content in its Notes feature at one time, so pages have been formatted accordingly. It's worth noting that the version currently offered as a free Notecast is the abridged version, which hasn't yet found space for John Tenniel's evocative Alice illustrations. For book fans, Notecasts.com offers a growing range of literary classics.

OUR VERDICT

The latest Lewis Caroll adaptation from director Tim Burton may have received mixed reviews but the source material is still a strange and wonderful read. If you have a suitably compatible iPod then the Alice in Wonderland Notescast is as good a place as any to start this particularly surreal journey.

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