In our last review of a Boogie Board we took a look at the Scribble n’ Play. This round we are having a look at the company’s Jot 4.5 Clearview. Besides size, what’s different? Read on for the full Jot 4.5 Clearview review.
Much thinner than other Boogie Boards, the Jot 4.5 Clearview is so thin you will forget there are electronics in it. While the screen is small it is plenty of surface area on which to do fun doodles and artwork. The erase button is clearly on one of the bottom edges and the included stylus is latched to the edge. It seems there is only one color to choose from, but it is a universal neon green that should appeal to most people. Overall the design is great. It’s thin and portable and very light. The way the stylus is attached makes it handy to grab quickly, but you should take care not to lose the stylus.
Ease of Use
Like other Boogie Boards there’s nothing to worry about here, just open it and use it. Write and doodle on the clear Kent Display as if you were writing on paper. It’s very smooth. The Clearview version allows children to place educational tools, like flashcards (included in the kit), behind the panel and trace letters and numbers. It’s a great way to teach kids how to write and do math in a fun way. Boogie Boards are all easy to use and the Jot 4.5 Clearview is no exception.
Very durable and easy to use, the Jot 4.5 performed as expected and stands up to much use and abuse, it’s a great performer.
Boogie Board is selling the Jot 4.5 for $19.99, and that price point is just about perfect.
This is a fun little tool for kids to use while traveling and helpful with educational purposes.