The official Etch A Sketch iPad case might be the coolest thing, like, ever, but does it actually turn your iPad into a working Etch-A-Sketch? No, it doesn’t. But the Etcher does, which somehow makes it even cooler.
The Etcher is — like anything good these days — a Kickstarter project. The case communicates with the iPad and lets you control an Etch A Sketch app. And apparently, it’s better than the real thing. Not only can you mail your creations, or force them upon your long-suffering Facebook friends, you can also make time-lapse movies of the process.
Ari Krupnik, the brains behind the project, brought in a professional Etch A Sketch artist (who knew that such people even existed?) to make sure that all the details were just right.
So, if you want to turn your state-of-the art mobile computer, which has no trouble turning your voice into written words or your swipes and gestures into beautiful drawings, and turn it into a monochromatic machine that can draw only straight lines, grab $60 and head over to pledge on Kickstarter.