Remember when you were a kid playing with your Etch A Sketch? It would take you hours to make a simple drawing. Then you could shake it up and erase and start again. Kids these days with their smartphones and tablets might not have the patience for that toy. That’s okay, because it is getting an upgrade.
Spin Master, the company that acquired Etch A Sketch back in 2016, and BoogieBoard are working together and have given the toy a hi-tech and modern makeover with the Etch A Sketch Freestyle.
It still looks and feels like the old toy, except that it has an LCD screen. Kids will now be able to draw on the LCD screen using a stylus. The knobs on the sides of the toy will no longer be used for tracing, but instead will act as stamps so kids can make shapes on the LCD screen to enhance the drawings. In other words, it has become a tablet. The only part that they kept of the classic toy is the shake-to-erase feature.
At least you won’t have to worry about accidentally bumping into the toy and having your drawing erased. The Etch A Sketch Freestyle will be available this coming fall for $20. Cool.