Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Boogie Board: Sync 9.7 ~ #Review & #Giveaway

I can’t believe summer went by so fast and the kiddies are now back at school.  This summer I was extremely busy and trying to keep my head above water. My daughter started school and she was already asking me when her next PA Day is. I guess that is what is to be expected. This year, she will be getting homework every day and one of them she will be given some words each week to practice her spelling. Guess what! I am so glad I have the Boogie Board to help my daughter memorize for her Friday spelling test.

Boogie Board: Sync 9.7


At first I had no idea what a Boogie Board was. I saw them at my local Costco but I had no idea what it was. So when I received a Boogie Board Sync 9.7 in the mail I was jumping for joy. When I took it out of the box, my family was very curious to see what it was. They wanted to see it before I had the chance to charge it. It won’t work without charging it, of course. For a second I had no idea what to do with it. There were no instructions on the box except a diagram of the board. When I charged it I thought it would take all day but it was done before I knew it. Then I just took out the pen and wrote on the board. Boom! It worked! Easy Peasy...simple as pie. It was so simple my 3 year old daughter knows what to do with it – literally.

After I saved a few documents I was wondering how I would retrieve them. I just plugged it to my laptop which treats it as an external hard drive. There were two folders – delete and saved folder. I thought it was strange it still save deleted documents but I guess it is for when you might accidentally press the wrong button or deleted something you had wished you had saved but didn’t. They are saved as pdf files and there is about 2G of hard drive space.

You would not believe how much paper we would save in this household. My daughter learns her words from actually writing them out repeatedly. We could easily use a pad of paper within a month. Sure I could use a white board but that tends to be messy. Who wants black ink on their fingers?

This Boogie Board is just the beginning. I could see it could expand to a bigger screen size, different size pens, ability to change the colour of the “ink”, and a bigger hard drive space. I think the Boogie Board is a great educational tool and day to day use. There is no more searching for scrape paper or looking for notes I have misplaced. You have no idea how many times I have wasted trying to find important notes I had written earlier. It came with no user manual but I found actually found it on their website. It is a great idea. User manuals are a waste of paper so providing a link to the instructions or written on the box is the way to go.

You can use Bluetooth to sync and save with Evernote, email and social media using the Sync desktop and mobile application. I downloaded the app from the App Store for free and took me awhile to figure out how to sync it to my ipod touch but once I figure it out it was super easy to use. I was my fault since I didn’t know how to use the Bluetooth on my ipod touch. Now I do! I was ecstatic how easy it was for me to use it and syncing it only took me a few seconds.

There are different boogie boards available so discover which one meets your needs. It would be great to see paper eventually become obsolete. It is a great way to save all those trees and clutter! About 50% of my clutter is paper. I have mountains and drawers full of papers, it is insane. Love to get rid of them one day. I would also love all my all receipts be sent to emails like some retailers but let’s save that discussion for another time.

Both my daughters and I love it. Six thumbs up! It is user friendly and so easy to use. I think everyone should have one. It is a great idea as a birthday present or even as a Christmas present (hint, hint).

Boogies Boards are available at Amazon, Indigo, Costco, Staples, Future Shop, and selected Hallmark to name a few.

Suggested Retail Price $99.99

GIVEAWAY!!

Boogie Board would like to offer one of my readers to win their own Boogie Board Sync 9.7


This giveaway will run from October 7th to November 7th, 2014 (midnight EST).  Winners, You have 72 hours to reply.  You must be 18+ Canadians and U.S. Only.  Good Luck!  Psst - Can't win if you don't answer the mandatory question.






a Rafflecopter giveaway




*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

89 comments:

  1. JOT 4.5 I would love this for on the go! Krista YYC

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  2. I'm from BC and I'd also like the ORIGINAL 8.5

    RAAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. I'm from BC And I'd like the original please!

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  4. I am from Alberta and the Jot8.5 looks interesting

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  5. I am from BC . I like the small Boogie Board Jot 4.5 e writer.Would be great for quick notes on the go or at home!

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  6. From AB and I like the original 8.5

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  7. I'm from Ontario and I like the original 8.5

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  8. I'm in Nova Scotia and I'd like the Jot - it'd be great for my quick shopping trips/errands

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  9. I am from Ontario . I choose the small Boogie Board Jot 4.5 e writer.

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  10. I'm from New Brunswick and I'd like the Boogie Board Jot 4.5 :)

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  11. I am from Ontario and I would try the Jot 8.5

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  12. Ontario, Original 8.5. Isabel Topps

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  13. I am from Ontario and would love to try the Jot 8.5

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  14. I'm from Alberta and the original 8.5 :) (Andrea Amy)

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  15. I'm from ON and would love to try the The Boogie Board Original 10.5 eWriter.

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  16. I'm from NB, Canada
    I like the Jot 4.5
    Terri :)

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  17. I am from Ontario and would like to try the Jot 4.5

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  18. Original 10.5 Ontario

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  19. I am from Saskatchewan. I would like to try the Jot 4.5 ewriter as it would be so handy to carry in my purse.

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  20. I'm from ON, and I'd also like to try the Jot 4.5!

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  21. I am from Ontario and would love to try the Jot 4.5

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  22. I am from Manitoba. I would also love the Jot8.5

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  23. I'm from Ontario and I like the original 8.5

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  24. From Ontario and I like the Original 10.5 as well

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  25. Im from Alberta and I would also like to try the Original 10.5!

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  26. I am from Ontario and would also like the JOT 4.5, think it would be handy to have with me in my bag! (Judy Cowan)

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  27. I live in Ontario and The original Boogie Board eWriter looks great.

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  28. I'm from Saskatchewan and I would like to try the ORIGINAL 10.5

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  29. I'm in BC. I like the sync 9.7.

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  30. I am from WPG, MB. I would like Original 8.5

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  31. I'm from BC. I'd love to try the Jot 4.5.

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  32. I'm from Ontario. I also like the Jot 4.5. Very handy!

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  33. I am from BC and I would also like to try the JOT 4.5 for on the go.

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  34. I'm in Ontario and I'd love to try the Original 10.5.

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  35. I'm from BC and I too had not heard of these. Love the style of the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter
    jan

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  36. I live in manitoba and jot 4.5 ewriter would be so handy

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  37. I'm from Ontario and I'd love the Original 8.5 :)

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  38. I'm from Ontario. I'd love the Jot 4.5 because it's small & you take it everywhere with you.

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  39. I would like the Boogie Board Jot 4.5 eWriter - it is so convenient.

    I am in Ontario.

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  40. Ontario and the JOT 4.5 would be perfect for shopping lists.

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  41. Im from ontario and I'd also like the ORIGINAL 8.5

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  42. I'm from NS, and I would try the Jot 8.5.

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  43. I'm from Ontario and I would like to try all of them . I love new comp. gadgets.

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  44. I'm in Ontario!!

    The Jot 8.5 looks handy!

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  45. I am in BC, I think the JOT 4.5 would be perfect for field notes for work and staying on track with lists

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  46. I'm from MB, and the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter looks super fun!

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  47. I live in NB and would love to try the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter.

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  48. I'm from Ontario and I also like the Jot 8.5

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  49. I'm from Nova Scotia and i would like to try the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter thanks for the chance Rafflecopter name Treen Goodwin :)

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  50. I live in Ontario and would love to try the JOT 8.5 ewriter

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  51. Saskatchewan, would love to try the original 10.5. - Becky Best

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  52. I'm from Nova Scotia and I'd like to try the Original 10.5

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  53. I am in Ontario and I would like the Jot 4.5 also. I have really wanted to try one out.

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  54. I am From NB and I would try the pocket size

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  55. i would like to try the original 8.5

    Stefanie Haluk
    Ontario

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  56. i'm in BC and the original one looks good for me

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  57. I'm from Alberta. I'd like to try the Original 10.5 for home use as I write a lot of notes & the screen size is bigger.

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  58. Im from Ontario, and id like to try the Jot 4.5 would be great for grocery shopping etc

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  59. I am from Ontario, but recently moved to Nova Scotia. I would love to try the Jot 4.5 for grocery lists and so forth. Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I am from Kentucky. I really would like to try the Jot 4.5. Would be so great to be able to take it with me when I have to go to the grocery store, or when I have to go get pick up auto parts for my husband. LOVE it!

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  61. I am from Ontario and I would love to try the original 8.5!

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  62. I like the original 10.5.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  63. I'm from New Hampshire!

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  64. Ontario!

    I'd like to try the "ORIGINAL 10.5". I just think note-taking would be easier with more room.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  65. Alberta and I would also like to try the Original 10.5
    Rafflecopter name: Enelram

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  66. The Original 10.5

    I am from Surrey, BC

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  67. Audra O'Hara1 November 2014 at 12:47

    I'm from USA, North Carolina.
    I also like their Original 8.5 board in the Camo pattern.

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  68. I'm from Ontario and I would love to try the Original 10.5!

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  69. I'm from Ontario and i'd like to try the Jot 4.5. I love that it's travel sized!!

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  70. Bailey Dexter I'm from Ontario, I would love to try any of them!

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  71. I am from British Columbia & I think the Jot 4.5 would be awesome for lists & reminders. I would be able to write things down so much quicker than type them into my phone!

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  72. Ontario ! and I love the Jot 4.5 !!

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  73. I'm from Illinois and I would love the Jot 8.5

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  74. The original 10.5 looks awesome! Im from Ontario :)

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  75. I am from Newfoundland, and the Jot8.5 looks interesting.

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  76. I am from Newfoundland and the ORIGINAL 8.5 looks great!

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  77. I am from BC and the JOT 8.5 looks fun :) Thanks for the giveaway

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  78. I'm from Oklahoma. I do a lot of drawing, so I'd choose the Boogie Board Original 10.5 eWriter fir the larger screen.

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  79. Louisiana and JOT 8.5 looks cool

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  80. I'm in Illinois -- and I like the 9.7!

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  81. From Alberta, and the original would be great. Name is M.James

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  82. I am from New York and i think the 4.5 eWriter looks cool

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  83. I like the Jot 4.5 great for the purse and jotting quick notes down.
    Wanda Jean P
    WandaJean1564(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  84. The Jot 8.5! I'm from Manitoba :)

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  85. Id love to try the JOT 8.5, and Im from In.

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  86. I'm from Va. and I would also like to try the jolt 8.5

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