etch a sketch?

19 January 2010   //     2 comments   //   caught my eye, play, redesign

I mean, sure the double knob thing was sorta frustrating on the original Etch A Sketch. Diagonals were challenging, and curves were nearly impossible. But that was part of the charm, right? And it was also what separated it from, say, a Magna Doodle (which didn’t exist in my childhood). Or those static-lift drawing pads, which could not have been more annoying.

So now they’ve replaced the knobs with a trackball, eh? And they’re calling it Etch A Sketch freestyle?

Frankly, I’m not sure what to think. You?

(Thanks sub-studio design blog)