Etcher iPad case turns your iPad into a fully functioning Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch

A new case has landed on Kickstarter that looks to take your iPad back in time and turn it into a fully functional Etch A Sketch. In case you have forgotten or are simply not old enough to remember, the Etch A Sketch was launched in the 1960’s and was a small tablet like slab with two knobs; one on each side. One knob drew a vertical line and the other a horizontal line on the screen. Turning both knobs together created a diagonal line.

Everyone can relate to an Etch A Sketch. It's an enduring childhood memory. Now, you can re-experience Etch A Sketch on your iPad--and share the experience with your friends and family. Etcher adds functional knobs to the iPad. As a user turns these knobs, lines appear on the iPad screen, exactly like the original Etch a Sketch. Improving on the original, users can save their drawings in digital format and share with friends and family over email and social media sites like Facebook.

The Etch A Sketch iPad case has an official license from the Ohio Art Company which owns the trademark. The project needs $75,000 of pledges before it will be funded and become a reality. If you want to get involved, you can pledge as little as $45 and become an early adopter.

Source: Kickstarter

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

Jason Masters says:

Mitt Romney would love this!!

roro says:

how's this even related? are you trying to say that he's a flipflopper? If so President Obama also does this too. Just saying!

Glenn#IM says:

Why, you can still get them for a little over 12 bucks. I can see Ohio Art, or the rep suing.

SprintiPhone says:

Read the article all the way. They have a license from Ohio Art. Ohio Art is not going to sue them

eric6052 says:

It's a neat idea but not for me. I had a couple etch a sketches growing up mad I remember being frustrated with the limitations of what I could do with it, probably just the limitations of my artistic skills. I find the look of the case more compelling that the app to recreate the etch a sketch.

Sylvester Powell says:

This etcher iPad case reminds me of the lightboard. Both nice draw board for kids. Really great design but not for me. I had a "clumsy box" ,The clever case for clusmy hands
http://www.eva-product.com/Ultra-Soft-Foam-iPad-Cover-for-Kids-305.html