2011 #Holiday Gift Guide: Boogie Board LCD Tablet ~ #Review and #Giveaway

I can’t tell you how many lists I make every day. Usually it is either a grocery list or trying to keep track of my son’s eating and nap schedule. I do not even want to think how much paper I’ve sent to the landfill because of my lists. I also have a tendency to write my notes on little post-it type notes I always seem to loose. Luckily, this is where the Boogie Board 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet solved both my issues!

Improv Electronics generously sent me to the Boogie Board 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet to test out and review. This model is the original Boogie Board, and I absolutely love how lightweight it is! The board only weighs 4 ounces and is very thin at only 1/8″. From the description I thought the board would be bulkier. I was pleasantly surprised by the weight and the board fit perfectly in my purse when carrying it around. You can also mount it to a cabinet or refrigerator for compiling lists.

A great aspect about the Boogie Board is that it is so user-friendly! Just simply write (or draw) your message with the stainless steel stylus provided. Since the tablet’s LCD screen is pressure sensitive, the harder you press down, the thicker the mark will be on the board, just like when you use pencil on paper. You can also use your finger (or any appropriate instrument) if the stylus is not in reach. To erase, just simple click the erase button at the top, and instantly your message is gone! Since the Boogie Board contains a sealed 3V watch battery which never needs replacing, you can write and erase over and over again at your heart’s desire.

Since the tablet’s casing and LCD are made from durable plastic materials, the Boogie Board is safe for school use and all around the house, office and car! The tablet has been wonderful for compiling grocery lists. No longer do I have to search for my little post-it notes. I kept the tablet handy in the kitchen and just added items as the week went on.

The tablet was also great for taking to restaurants to let the kids draw and play Tic Tac Toe while waiting for entrees to arrive. Definitely kept them entertained and was a much alternative to using napkins and a million pieces of paper.

Improv Electronics offers a selection of Boogie Boards in addition to the original Boogie Board 8.5 which I reviewed. They also offer the Boogie Board 8.5 for binders which is the same size writing surface as the original tablet, but clips easily into 2, 3 and 4 ring binders! This tablet is perfect for students or anyone who use binders to keep organized. If you prefer a larger surface to write on, Improv offers the Boogie Board 10.5. The newest tablet is the Boogie Board Rip, which allows you to save what you write on the tablet. You can then upload it to your computer!  How awesome (and useful) is that? Best part of all these products? Since they are paperless, they are green and eco-friendly!

Don’t forget to connect with Improv Electronics and the Boogie Board Tablet on Facebook! Head on over to Twitter to tweet with Improv Electronics about the Boogie Board Tablet!

Here is the Boogie Board in action!

Buy It: You can purchase the Original Boogie Board eWriter for $39.95 (in black) on the Improv Electronics’ website. Other colors (red, pink, green, cyan, yellow, white, silver, and gold) for $41.95. In addition, the Boogie Board is available at online retailers such as Amazon, where it is on sale for $34.95 with FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet of their very own!   Simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends on January 22nd, 2012, at 11:59 pm EST and is open to residents of the US only. Once a winner is drawn via Rafflecoper, I will contact the winner through email. They will then have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response, I will draw a new winner. Good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and I was in no way compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.

Comments

  1. Millie Rojas says

    I learned that is the best gadget list of 2011 and it makes life very practical when coming down to keeping organize. and I love it.

  2. Michael (CihaGratis) says

    Provides a completely electronic medium for creating and preserving notes/drawings
    Eliminates the burden of unmanageable paper notebooks, notepads, memo pads, and sketch pads
    Reduces paper consumption
    Simplifies organization or notes – easily search and find saved files by date/name on your PC
    Makes writing, drawing and learning fun!

  3. Kari Howell says

    I learned: Every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.

  4. Holly C says

    I like their school pilot program. It would be nice to have Boogie Boards tablets as a tool to use in the classroom.

  5. Audra Weathers says

    I like that it has an erase lock feature and that it’s pressure sensitive. This would be great to help teach my daughter how to write and I’d love one for my desk area.

  6. Jeanna says

    I have to say I like the boogie board! I didn’t know there was anything like this! AND it saves on paper! Love that!

  7. Kelly D says

    I learned that you can Download the Virtual Desktop Companion Tool to view your drawings/notes on your computer.

  8. jodi lasher says

    I love the fact that you can save your notes… i like the accessories that you can also get with it. super cool

  9. says

    Besides all the green aspects, which are AWESOME, I love the school program. How awesome it would be to have these available to students, who might otherwise lose notes, etc.

  10. Vickie Couturier says

    Every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  11. Lydia L. Brown says

    I really like how the BoogieBoard tablet isn’t only a cool tool, it’s also saving energy and resources, and I like how that’s mentioned/touted on their website.

  12. Cheryl Rahkonen says

    I love the “Boogie Board” that fits in a binder. How great that would be for school or college.

  13. Cristina Wyatt says

    I learned that One age group of students K-12 using Boogie Board Tablet would
    = 10 trillion sheets of paper saved

  14. Jeanette Mays says

    I learned that it is very economical, and non toxic eco friendly. Also All plastic construction (including the LCD)
    is durable and shatter-proof

  15. paula says

    Love that it is green and would no longer be needing paper. I learned it is really neat never heard of one and it is on the best gadget list of 2011

  16. Bella says

    I like this feature: paper-like writing experience with the ability to record your written and drawn images and save them as files. I also like the iPOD Skin Flik case.

  17. tynisha siegler says

    Every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.

    i love green

  18. Jeanne says

    I learned that when you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills. And I really like that. Thank you for this great giveaway. :) Jeanne

  19. Wardell Mayfield says

    Didn’t even know the boogie board LCD tablet ever existed. Let alone that it was the only non-powered LCD Reflex.

  20. Kim M says

    I never heard of this but like that it uses rechargeable batteries. I have 2 grandchildren that draw constantly and would love this.
    Molino7atmsndotcom

  21. Gina Ferrell says

    I learned that every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.

  22. REGINA SMITH says

    Every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.

  23. meme says

    I like the boogie board rip also and I love that they will never need batteries and you can down load your images to your computer

  24. Steve says

    I like their green approach when they say… “Every time you push the erase button on a Boogie Board tablet you help save trees and prevent paper from going in landfills.”
    Priceless!
    Steve

Trackbacks

  1. […] 2011 #Holiday Gift Guide: Boogie Board LCD Tablet ~ #Review and … Win It: One lucky reader will win a Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet of their very own! Simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends on January 22nd, 2012, at 00:00 pm EST and is open to residents of . […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *