Okay, so I know everyone has a techie on their Holiday gift list. Mine? My husband. He goes gonzo for anything electronic. He HAS to have all of the latest tech toys. When we bought a new HDTV a few years ago, he insisted we also had to get a fancy-shmancy Blu-Ray player as well because it would "optimize the HD experience." Whenever he sees a new idea in electronics, he jumps right on the bandwagon. I think it must be a guy thing.
However, when my husband told me about the Boogie Board from Improv Electronics, I have to admit, I was more than a little bit curious. The Boogie Board is an LCD writing tablet that can be taken anywhere you'd normally take notepads, sticky notes, etc. The really cool thing? You can use the Boogie Board over and over again. This awesome 8.5" tablet is super thin and comes equipped with a special pen to write on it with. You can write yourself reminders, shopping lists, or doodle away to your heart's content. When you're through, the Boogie Board can be reset with the simple push of a button. This eliminates the need to go through tons and tons of paper during your everyday activities, which also eliminates a lot of waste. Think of it as an environmentally friendly alternative to paper products! How cool is that?! I know I've never seen anything quite like this before!
I was thrilled to receive a Boogie Board to try out for myself. I was shocked at how very slim and portable this tablet is. It is literally thinner than many standard notepads. It is also incredibly lightweight. This writing tablet would fit well into most purses, briefcases, or bags. The Boogie Board comes with a great little stylus that clips to the top of the tablet, as well as a sleek, protective neoprene case and a cleaning cloth. The case even has a sewn in stylus holder, should you want to store it there. Another thing that I love is that the stylus holder can slide to cover the erase button. This way, curious little fingers won't push it and erase important notes. But you don't HAVE to use the stylus to write on the Boogie Board. As a matter of fact, you don't need any special writing instrument at all! Your finger will do just fine! You can even use magnets to secure the Boogie Board to the fridge, a locker, or any other magnetic surface for quick and easy access.
The LCD screen is a decent size as well, and can easily hold lists, notes, or whatever else you may need to jot down. Both the LCD screen and the case are made of shatter resistant, highly durable non-toxic plastic. So if you drop the Boogie Board, chances are it will not break. This is one tough little tablet! When writing on the Boogie Board, the letters almost glow, making your writing stand out very well against the black LCD screen. It is definitely not hard to read, especially for those who may not have the greatest vision. (Like my hubby!) Take a look!
This tablet operates on a battery which is housed in the tablet. When the battery dies, you can either discard the unit or send it back to Improv Electronics for a battery replacement.This is really my only complaint. I wish that there was a way to buy and replace the battery at home. However, the battery seems to have a long life. We have been using our Boogie Board for a few weeks on a very regular basis, and it is still going strong. As a matter of fact, the battery will allow over 50,000 erase cycles! Now that's a LOT of writing before you'll need a replacement!
Overall, I think the Boogie Board rocks! It is attractive, durable, and small enough to take with you wherever you go. It is also a wonderful alternative to paper! By using the Boogie Board, you're not only using a super cool electronic that all your friends will be envious of, you're also reducing your carbon footprint and helping to eliminate paper waste from the Earth's already overflowing landfills. You're also helping preserve trees! I think the Boogie Board would make a fantastic Holiday gift for the guy in your life...Or your kids...Or a student....Or that busy mama who multi-tasks...Or anyone, for that matter! And the Boogie Board comes in a wide range of fashion colors, too!
Also be sure to check out the awesome Boogie Board Rip Tablet! This is just like the Boogie Board, only cooler...It can be connected to a computer for file editing, organizing, or sharing!
You can check out the Boogie Board on the Improv Electronics website.
The Boogie Board can also be purchased on Amazon!
You can follow Boogie Board on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
I am thrilled to announce that one of you will be receiving a Boogie Board of your own during my Holiday Gift Guide event, hosted by myself and A Time Out For Mommy! How cool is that?!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway will be open to US residents 18+ until 11:59 PM on November 28,2011. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified via e-mail as well as posted here, on twitter, and on Facebook. The winner will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize before I am forced to draw another winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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