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This review is from: Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet, Pink (PT01085PNKA0002) (Personal Computers)
Bought these for my grandchildren after they went crazy over my son in laws tablet. When I saw them in color on line I thought all the better for 4 girls of varied ages. Plus, they were less expensive that the plain silver one. Was delighted when they arrived, until I did a bit of research to find out why the silver ones were more expensive. They were the newer models. The "original" boogie boards did not have a "replaceable" battery. There was a limited amount of erasures and then you had to throw it away. So I sent them back and got the newer models that sold for around $40, but you can replace the battery.
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2014 6:05:29 AM PDT
E. Howland says:
Curious Which model is the "Newer" one you got instead Anita. I agree, not being able to replace the battery is a poor design. If all else is the same it should not double the price of the item to simply have a battery door, so I am expecting/hoping the new model has some extra features the 'original' did not?
Posted on Apr 8, 2014 8:44:16 AM PDT
For most people this won't be a problem -- you can write 50,000 pages on it, so even if you're erasing 50 times a day, every day, it will last years. It may not be worth almost double the price to be able to replace the battery.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2014 10:46:54 AM PDT
A. Magnano says:
I don't know about you, but my 3 and 5 year olds were able to burn through the battery in less than 2 years. Now our board is garbage.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014 12:03:15 PM PDT
Yea but 20 quid every 2 years isn't that bad
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 10:32:06 AM PDT
William J. Coates says:
Mine is also worn out after two to three years and was used maybe a total of around 100 times. Waste of money.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2014 11:18:07 AM PST
Neal Halstead says:
Do we know which is the newer version, yet? For me, it's about waste. I'd rather replace a battery that I can recycle instead of the whole tablet.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2014 10:07:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2014 12:34:41 PM PST
Michelle A. (PA) says:
Boogie Board 10.5 Inch LCD Writing Tablet (Black)
This one has replaceable batteries and costs $36.99 It also has a lock for the erase button so you won't accidentally erase something you want to keep.
There is also this one: Boogie Board Jot eWriter with 8.5-Inch LCD, Blue (JT0220002) for around $31
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2015 5:28:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2015 8:47:24 PM PDT
I ordered mine in the middle of March...It died last week, and it was lost in my kids' room for about 2 weeks...I wish it would have lasted that long! :(