By Andrew Liszewski
You have to be a brave soul to let your kids anywhere near your iPad with magic markers in hand (are they really that magic?) but I like what Griffin has created here. It’s a shatter-resistant polycarbonate shell that turns your iPad into a tracing desk, allowing kids to slip in a standard letter-sized piece of paper and trace out an image to be colored in later. Now I know that some of you are recoiling in horror thinking about the ink that might soak through onto your iPad’s display, but the case also includes a polycarbonate transparent screen shield, so in theory it’s completely safe.
There’s an accompanying LightBoard Trace app that’s free to download which includes 35 tracing patterns, animations and even a game that teaches kids how to write their names, but I like the flexibility of also being able to just trace out any old image on screen. My dreams of an L.A. Law themed coloring book might finally come to fruition! $39.99 available directly from Griffin.