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Thread: Etch-a-sketch iPad!
05-10-2012, 12:06 PM #1
TechCrunch points to an interesting new Kickstarter project called Etcher, an iPad case that makes your tablet look like an Etch-A-Sketch. But this accessory does more than just drum up nostalgia — it actually works.
That’s right, unlike other Etch-A-Sketch cases, this one has real knobs that let you draw real lines on your iPad’s screen. So on top of keeping your tablet protected, you have a way to create impromptu sketches.
Perhaps the coolest part of the entire project is that it’s endorsed by the original Etch-A-Sketch makers. Etcher is completely licensed by Ohio Art, and as it turns out, it might even be manufactured in its factory.
We are negotiating with a number of contract manufacturers. The most intriguing option is Ohio Art’s invitation for us to use the same factory that manufacturers the classic Etch A Sketch. Although it is more expensive than some the other options, we like the fact that they already know and understand Etch A Sketch. For instance, they know exactly what color red to use for the plastic-they simply use the same plastic they use in production!
Etcher has about a month left to get funded, and is currently [at the time of this writing] sitting at just under $10,000 of its lofty $75,000 goal. Pledge amounts start at $45, which will put you first in line for the product when/if it gets funded.
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