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Boogie Board Original 8.5 LCD eWriter

Boogie Board Original 8.5 LCD eWriter

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Kent Displays, Inc.
Price: $29.99

The Boogie Board is an 8.5-inch LCD eWriter which features a durable, shatterproof plastic LCD screen, a pressure-sensitive writing surface, an erase button, and a 3V battery, which never needs replacement. It also includes a stylus, stylus holder, and adhesive magnets for mounting.

This product is an environmentally friendly alternative to the seemingly endless flow of sketch paper, post-it notes, and index cards that litter most of our homes. According to its makers, the Boogie Board is equal to over 50,000 sheets of paper. It is compact (3.4 mm thick), lightweight, and easy to use. We're hoping the next version has a way for users to save or transfer lists and images to a computer or smart phone.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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