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February 22, 2017

"There are several different ways to tie a necktie"

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Understatement of the year.

February 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Etch A Sketch LCD — Aiieeeeeeeee!!!!

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From The Verge:

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Remember Etch A Sketch?

Remember spending hours honing your fine motor skills turning the knobs and dials, trying to perfect tracing over the lines?

Remember never letting anyone into your room again after your neighbor's kid accidentally kicked your Etch A Sketch across the floor and destroyed your masterpiece?

The Etch A Sketch was an exercise in patience, character-building, and hand-eye coordination.

Today's kids won't get to experience any of that with the latest collaboration from Spin Master (the company that acquired Etch A Sketch in 2016) and BoogieBoard: the Etch A Sketch Freestyle (top).

It's half the fun of the classic Etch A Sketch, with none of the effort.

Etch A Sketch Freestyle eliminates the aluminum powder and replaces it with a black LCD screen, on which kids can then use a stylus to draw rainbow lines.

So what are the white knobs in the corners for?

They control stamps that make shapes on the LCD screen.

The only feature that remains the same as the classic toy is the shake-to-erase functionality — what is the point?

Available for $20 in the fall.

February 22, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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