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Friday, February 3, 2012

Boogie Board LCD Tablet Review & Giveaway

iMPROV Electronics 8.5" Boogie Board Tablet

About: The Improv Electronics 8.5" Boogie Board Writing Tablet is a pressure-sensitive LCD writing tablet that you can use for composing quick notes. It comes with a stainless steel stylus for creating your input and it also has a quick erase button to instantly reset everything you have written. Its casing and LCD is made from durable plastic material so it is safe to use even for kids. You can utilize this writing tablet for home, office or school activity and you will never need a paper or pencil again.

The original Boogie Board tablet that started a revolution. Ultra light (4 oz.) and thin (1/8″). One just isn’t enough. Get one for on the go, in the office and multiple places around the house. Almost anywhere you’d keep memo pads, sticky notes or scrap paper.

My Review

Say bye-bye to paper with the LCD Boogie Board Tablet from Improv Electronics. It comes in  8 different colors. Black, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Pink, Cyan, Silver, and Gold. It is very lightweight weighing only 4 ounces, and very thin at 1/8”.

The Boogie Board makes writing and drawing fun. I received the original 8.5” Black Boogie Board. It comes with a stainless steel stylus pen, a screen cleaner, and instructions.

Replacement Stylus

Although it comes with a stylus, you can use any non-marking, non-scratching instrument to write on it. You can even use the tip of your finger or your fingernail to create or write. The harder you push down on it, the stronger the lines are. Just apply pressure and ta-dah, your creation is in front of you.

The Boogie Board doesn’t require complicated software, and nothing to install. Just pull it out of the package and get to writing or drawing.

I like this product though. Even though it doesn’t have an attached stylus, I will just have to make me a cute little carrying case with a pen pouch at the front. They do sell cases, I just think it would be awesome to have one I made. I have been trying to teach the kids to write and count, and the Boogie Board is perfect for that.

I can write it lightly and have them trace it. Erase it, and go again. It is amazing for saving paper, and is fun for the kids. They get into learning more when they get to use the Boogie Board.

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Adisyn is my little artist. She LOVES drawing. So much in fact, that now I have to repaint her bedroom door. She snuck into my “office” and got the fabric paints and permanent markers one day when I was washing dishes. So needless to say, I have her masterpiece all over the door.

This helps her with writing, and keeps her from writing all over everything else. I can just sit her down with the ewriter and let her draw her heart out. It makes my heart swell when she comes up to me with it and says “I made this for you mommy”. She just nods her head and smiles at me real big. =) Gotta love her creativity.

Aidan likes it also. He is more into trucks then drawing, but when he seen this he went crazy. I actually had to stop them from quarreling over it. I had to make them take turns.

The only thing I dislike about the Boogie Board is that the stylus isn’t attached. With kids who love to steal my pens and run off, I lose pens A LOT. Although it isn’t expensive to replace, it would just be the hassle of replacing it. I wish it had at least some sort of slot to stick the pen. The screen doesn’t light up, so in a lower light setting it might be hard to see.

The stylus is VERY awesome. It seems like it would be expensive because it is so accurate at writing, but it isn’t. I was astonished at how well the Boogie Board grasps each pen stroke. It feels just like writing on a piece on paper.

This isn’t like an Ipad or other active “tablet”. It is just a fun item to use when taking notes, making lists, or in my case- teaching my kids how to write.

I love how the battery is for life. You can use this 500,000 times. Can you do this with a notepad, sticky pad, or sketchpad? Sure can’t. If you had the New Ewriter, you can save your designs. Unfortunately on the original you can’t. It’s good for writing tasks and lists and taking them with you. It’s small enough to fit in a purse, yet big enough to not get lost.

Other Items they carry

They have made other products after the original. They now have a Tablet for binders. This is the same size as the original, but clips into 2, 3, and 4 ring binders. This would be perfect for a teacher, a coach, or a college student. Take notes or write down reminders, keeping them organized in a fun way. This only comes in black.

Now they have a 10.5 ewriter, so you have more room to write or draw. You can now create more with more space.  This is great for college students or artists. More room to doodle, or solve that complicated Math task. This also has the Stylus clip on the top. Only comes in black.

 

They also have the more advanced RIP tablet. It is more expensive, but allows you to do more things. You can save your work on this one, and upload it to your computer for later. I love this one. I could seriously benefit from it. As much as I write, I would save TONS of paper by being able to upload my work from the tablet to pc. You can even share your notes.. *Free Ground Shipping

Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, I wasn’t compensated. All opinions in this post are my own. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review. This however didn’t influence my opinion. Your opinion may vary from mine.

I want to thank Improv Electronics for working with Made.By.Jess

This is part of my #BdayBonanza Event because it could certainly keep mom more organized when figuring out party details. Or it could keep your child a happy munchkin when receiving this. =)

Come back for the Giveaway.♥

-Jessica

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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