Writing with pen and paper is something we don’t do often enough anymore, and Boogie Board eWriters want to make writing fun again. Previously we reviewed the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 and walked away impressed enough to encourage you to pick the pen up again. Now we’re taking a look at the Boogie Board Scribble n’ Play for kids.
The Boogie Board Scribble n’ Play looks very much like the Jot 8.5 but a bit more whimsical and fun for the kid in us all. It’s super thin and made of mostly plastics and a rubbery type grip on the back you can either use to hold the eWriter or store things with. All four corners of the Scribble n’ Play are detachable and each works as a stylus children can use to interface with the eWriter.
Each stylus has a different tip and raised pattern on it, allowing the child to take some creative measures when writing and drawing. The main panel is where all the action happens and is where the Kent Display is housed. This is what makes the Boogie Board a great tool to use and reuse over and over again.
Boogie Board eWriters have been in existence for nearly 6 years and have become ubiquitous when it comes to electronic writing with the most natural feel of handwriting. Kent displays is using the market success in consumer retail and introducing the eWriter technology in other OEM markets including consumer electronics, mobile electronics accessories, security, healthcare, and education.
Ease of Use
The Scribble n’ Play is probably one of the easiest toys on the market to use. The Kent Display picks up the drawing from the pressure of the stylus and when you are ready to erase it, just push the erase button and off it goes. The nice thing about the display is that it’s fairly resistant to scratching (unless you’re really rough with it or use things other than the stylus) and the surface always looks nice. Other types of non-eWriter toys that use magnets and magnetic dust tend to get scratched fairly quickly. Kids can use the Scribble n’ Play to make art or even do homework or educational type activities. The included iOS app allows you to take a snapshot of a doodle and save it to a smart device. You can then add to the artwork using your finger on the screen or just save it for fun. Very easy and simple to use.
The main performance part of the Boogie Board is the Kent Display, and I found that it was responsive and very simple to use. The erase button works perfectly, blasting away the content instantly, making it ready for kids to use quickly. Overall it works really well.
Some might find the $35 price tag a bit much to swallow but it is worth that just for the Kent Display. You can find it on Amazon for around $26 at the time of this review.
A fun eWriter you can take in the car for long trips that seems like it should last a long time.