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Paladone Etch A Sketch Keyring

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Manufacturer: Paladone / Type: Keyring

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      08.10.2010 21:32
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      Fun Fun Fun

      I am a sucker for novelty and also for keyrings I have alot all attached to my keys which for me is actually a good thing because I have a large bag but with all my keyrings I can always find my keys fast. This Etch a Sketch keyring was a gift but I have found it online for £1.99 quite a good novelty gift price I think especially with Christmas coming up. We have all probably played on a Etch a Sketch and some point and been determined and proud when we have finished the perfect picture using the 2 twisty buttons one for up and down and one for side to side. The thing with Etch a Sketch is you it's like drawing without a pencil and without being able to take your pencil off the paper so any image you do is a great achievement as they are a little hard to get the hang of. Once you have completed your picture you shake and begin again. Well this keyring is a mini version of that and as it is mini its harder to make the perfect picture, but it is still lots of fun. The Etch a Sketch comes attached to a metal keyring which of course you attach to your keys. The Etch a Sketch is available in Pink with green twisters or green with pink twisters the choice is yours. 5 stars for the novelty factor. Also found on Amazon under Clare Louise

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      08.07.2010 18:06
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      a fun little keyring

      Let's face it, Etch-A-Sketch was rubbish wasnt it? I mean, I had one as a kid, and played with it a lot, but it was effectively impossible to make a halfway-to-decent image on it, like the intricate ones displayed on the front of the packaging, which frankly would be easier to achieve whilst hanging upside-down a felt-tip clenched between your teeth. To anyone who doesnt remember etch-asketch, basically it was a clever little device whereby lines could be drawn on a graphite screen, by turning two knobs left, right, up and down, with the technological contsraint that you could never lift the "pen" as it were from the "page". This meant that drawing a picture was something of a logistical puzzle, and whilst an engaging concept it was also a very frustrating and limiting one. The Etch A Sketch Keyring is an impressively well-made, vastly downsized verision of the original, whihc comes attached to a normal little metal keychain but despite being very small still functions perfectly, and can be reset by sahking, either on purpose or as it jingles about in your pocket. It is now DOUBLY impossible to make any kind of intelligable drawing, but it is still good fun to twiddle away and see what you can come up with, though in a world if near-infinite mobile phone games/apps one wonders how much longevity this can really have. The keyring comes either in garish pink with garish green knobs, or garish green with garish yellow knobs, but whilst this looks quite unpleaseant it does mean that you are less likely to mislay it, which is a massive advantage for a keyring to have!. It's pretty durable (I've accidentally sat on mine countless times without it breaking) and is reasonably priced at around £3 plus a pound or so shipping. All in all, its a fun, god-value little keyring that fans of the original will no-doubt find to be to their liking.

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        06.07.2010 23:16
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        Impress your friends with this funky retro key holder

        Christmas time can be a nightmare when trying to think of fun add on gifts or stocking filler items for friends and relatives of that certain age who have everything! Its also hard to buy hip, cool, funky stuff for teens too, but I have found that retro toys and things that are a blast from the past do seem to go down well. We bought one of these little mini Etch A Sketch Keyrings as a part of a retro hamper gift last christmas. We included retro yet fun and jokey items which we thought would suit the giftee. Things like Mr Benn and The Clangers dvds with popcorn and chocs to accompany the films, a retro slinky toy, some retro sweets including cola cubes, pineapple chunks and rosy apples, a hand held mini Cluedo travel game and the Etch A Sketch mini keyring were included. ********************************************************** The hamper went down really well and the new owner approved of the choices within it. The mini Etch A Sketch was a really cool little item for the hamper gift. It cost just £2.99 which we thought was ok, as it suited the gift style we wanted to give. It came in a cardboard backed, plastic vacuum packed set up, which held the mini sketcher safely in place, ready for use when opened. The Etch A Sketch Keyring is rather teeny yet cute, at just 5.5cm x 4cm, but is perfect to fit into your pocket or handbag. You can easily attach your keys to the handy metal ring, which is sturdy enough to keep them safely together. It looks really funky when you use your attached keys to open your car or house door too. ********************************************************** The actual key chain itself is quite short which isn't a bad thing at all, as it means the mini sketcher does not hang too low if you use the keyring to store you car keys on it. There is nothing worse than a really long key chain attached to car keys, as these then jingle and jangle when you are driving and can be easily knocked against the steering column of your car, which is very annoying. The mini sketcher comes in a choice of either a lime green outer casing or a shocking pink outer casing. We went for the butch green one, as it wasn't a girly gift we were creating. ********************************************************** There are two small twisty textured and lined, plastic knobs at each of the bottom ends of the sketcher. These can be used to control what you draw on the screen. By using the controlling knobs in conjunction with each other you can use them to create different pictures and shapes that suit your skill and mood! The screen is small but perfectly formed and is made with a break resistant screen, which makes it better at standing up to knocks and bumps when in use. Once you have finished using the sketcher you just need to shake it slightly to refresh and clear the screen, which leaves it ready for your next masterpiece. ********************************************************** I wouldn't recommend buying this for a very young child due to the small parts included, but older children and teens may appreciate this fun keyring. I think its great as a fun little gift and our friend says he has used it to pass the time sketching and doodling, while waiting and commuting by train, or even as a general stress buster in the office or at home. Its quite a talking point when people see the keyring too. However you choose to use the Etch A sketch keyring, its a fun gadget to own that can also keep your keys snug and toasty. The quality of the materials used seems to be reasonably good and the keyring is still going strong as far as we know. I am going to give this a 4 star rating as I think it has lots to offer and is a great little retro gift for the person who has almost everything. ********************************************************** You can buy the Etch A Sketch keyring in gadget shops and retro style outlets on the high street, but it is also available to buy online for between £3 and £5.

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