As long as it’s existed the Etch-A-Sketch has been sold as a drawing toy, but in reality that couldn’t be a more inaccurate description. Using two twisty knobs is just about the least intuitive way to draw there is, and while the challenge is obviously part of the toy’s long-lasting appeal, these Etch-A-Sketch-themed notebooks are a much better way to let your creative juices flow.
Available come June for just $US8 from Entertainment Earth, this notebook uses tear-out pages for starting from scratch, instead of shaking the whole thing. Or you can use the pair of faux knobs that are actually erasers to correct mistakes. The notebook even comes with its own pencil, and while you’re welcome to limit yourself to only doodling with horizontal and vertical lines, you’re also finally free to throw the odd curve in there as well. [Entertainment Earth via GeekAlerts]