Boogie Board Review and Giveaway

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My child has has 2 ipods (her first when she was 2), and iPhone, shares my iPad and MacBook, Nintendo, Wii and has various vtech products. As for her love for technology , in the south we say, “She comes by it honest.” Because her mama is a complete gadget junkie. I LOVE tech products, the more electronics to make my life more interesting and fun, the better.Boogie Board LCD Writer Giveaway

So when me and the Princess Cupcake saw this Boogie Board by the checkout at the toy store, we were both enchanted. It’s sort of the modern day etch-a-sketch, but way more fun than the clunky red rectangle  with dials on the corners that I remember from my youth. The Boogie Board a paperless LCD writing tablet and like eating potato chips where you can’t eat just one – you can’t draw just once on this smooth black surface without jonesing for more. Press the “erase” button, and in a flash, it’s clear and ready to write again.

It’s no wonder that the Boogie Board is the Learning Express 2012 Toy of the Year (among many other accolades) and I’ve got to believe it’s one of the hottest “toys” of the season because literally the next week, the Cupcake’s class had their own Boogie Board. I asked our teacher about it and if the kids liked it, and she said they LOVED it, and she wished she had more of them for her classroom.

Poof! A few days later, the class had 5. I guess everyone loves the Boogie Board!

Weighing in at only 4 ounces, and 1/8” thick, kids and adults alike are falling for these newfangled electronic sketch boards with companion stylus that come dressed in nine different colors. Retailing at approximately $40, it may seem like a little pricey for the 2012 version of a fancy drawing pad – except it’s addictingly fun and the uses are widespread. I think it’s totally worth it. Draw image/write note, touch magic erase button, draw again. The stylus is pressure sensitive, meaning press lighter for a skinnier line, heavier for a wider line.

The Boogie Board’s special 8.5” LCD screen retains your masterpiece without using any power and yet still provides sunlight-readability and wide viewing angles. There is one and only one “button” on the original Boogie Board which automagically erases the screen. The unique technology in the Boogie Board allows it to only require power when it erases, and therefore the internal power will last 6 years with up to 20 erases per day.

The nice people at Improv Electronics sent me a boogie board to review, except I never really got to play with it because the Cupcake took it the second she saw the box, and when she didn’t have it, the hubs was sketching while watching TV. Good thing they sent me my own version of the Boogie Board RIP (see review and give-away on my other website) too or I would still be waiting my turn!

boogie board review and giveawayI’ve seen tons of comments online where people have used the Boogie Board by their phone to take quick notes, or to make grocery lists, leave notes for the family, hospital-bound folks use it to communicate, some really interesting ways the Boogie Board made their life better – and they’re not just a one board household either. I think it’d be a great gift for the holidays for anyone. Honestly, I wanted to try out the Boogie Board for my kiddo as an alternative to her using up all my printer paper, but it’s so much more. (Get one, the trees will thank you!)

I found the Boogie Board to be a lifesaver on our Thanksgiving trip to Tennessee. It’s crazy lightweight so it didn’t weigh down my carry bag on the airplane, and it’s way smaller than toting around crayons and coloring books – and bonus: she can’t make me swear to save every drawing that she makes… When the Cupcake wasn’t using it, the hubs and I played hangman. See? Fun for the whole family.

I love the Boogie Board and the nice folks at Improv Electronics think you will too. Enter to win your own Boogie Board below, or if you’d like a chance to win the “grown-up” version of the Boogie Board (the Boogie Board RIP) which has a save function and is rechargeable, check out my review and give away of that product on my other website.
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40 Comments
  1. […] like to win your own Boogie Board RIP (retail approximately $120), enter below. You can read my review of the Classic Boogie Board (retail approximately $40) on my other website and enter to win the Boogie Board 8.5 there […]

  2. Debbie E says

    Ace would love to have one of his own!

  3. sabrina says

    I am sure that Drew would take it over just like cupcake did!!

  4. diane says

    I would use it to keep track of apts

  5. Alexander Martinez says

    I would use it to draw covers album covers for my band!

  6. Rachel says

    Using it to practice spelling words with Harry

  7. Jennifer says

    What a great product — I would LOVE to win one 🙂

  8. Ann Fantom says

    I would use the Boogie Board to leave notes for my daughter about her schedule and to do items.

  9. Daniel M says

    i’d give it to my niece, she loves drawing and arts and crafts

  10. Tari Lawson says

    I would use it when traveling with my kids or on longer road trips.

  11. Christopher Wetmore says

    This might be a cool way of keeping my grocery list!

  12. Miz Vickik says

    this would be great for To do lists!

  13. Melanie K. says

    for my son for learning 🙂

  14. Ericka says

    I would give this to my son to use for school
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  15. Deb C says

    I’d use it for taking notes at work meetings.

  16. Lisa Garner says

    This would great for my daughter while riding in the car or at appointments.

  17. Beth Palacios says

    I would use it with my daughter to practice her sight words.

  18. G. Green says

    The boogie board would be an awesome finishing touch on my ‘paperless office’ attempt in 2012 as sticky notes are still everywhere!

  19. Angie says

    I would make grocery lists

  20. michelle jonassen says

    This would be perfect for my daughter to use for at home spelling test or to practice math.

  21. Adrienne gordon says

    it’d be great for keeping track of the kids after school activities and whereabouts

  22. Kristi C says

    I would use it to keep my son entertained while at his sisters’ dance and soccer practices.

  23. Katherine says

    keep them occupied and quiet in church

  24. harolde says

    For our family to pass messages to each other.

  25. Miz Vickik says

    for making to-do lists!

  26. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I would use it to keep my son busy in the car, church, and to help him practice writing.

  27. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    leaving notes for each other
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  28. Louis says

    my tween daughter would get very creative with this boogie board
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  29. ryan minton says

    i would use it for notes, phone messages and shopping lists

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  30. Alene Nielsen says

    i would use it to keep notes.

  31. Shirley Hicks says

    Im sure i wouldnt get a chance to use it..my kids would take it over

  32. Rosey says

    We would use it to let others in the house know where we are when we’re out.

  33. Jennifer says

    I would use this to keep track of grocery shopping lists.

  34. Tanya White says

    I would use it for notes and reminders

  35. Michelle Tucker says

    I’d use it for all sorts of stuff, lists, phone numbers etc

  36. karen mayernick says

    I would give the Boogie Board to my son Jon, who is 7. We commute 1 hour to school, each way. We could work on writing and math, while on the way to and from school, without the mess of papers and crayons all over my car.

  37. Sheree says

    I would use it for all my lists, reminders, appointments, to do lists, etc., etc.

  38. kimberly bhatti says

    i’d use it to practice homework with my kids and also grocery lists

  39. Lisa Brown says

    I would use it for notes to my husband

  40. denise says

    I would give as a gift

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