#AD – Review. Finn absolutely loves to draw comics and I have been looking for a drawing pad for him so I can digitalise his drawings at the same time. When myFirst contacted me to see if I would be interested to review something from their range I spotted their myFirst Sketch Book in the collection and was immediately ‘drawn’ to it because I knew this would be the perfect product for him to try out.
Whats in the box?
How does the myFirst Sketch Book work?
The myfirst Sketch Book is the perfect on the go drawing pad without having to bring paper and a lot of pen’s along. With built-in memory, you can now save your child’s every single masterpiece. This Sketch Book delivers a seamless experience to transfer your child’s work to your preferred devices by pairing it with myFirst Sketch book app. Which makes it even easier to share all the masterpieces with friends and family with the click of a button. The stylus pen and the various different pen tips that come with it allow your child to adjust the font thickness and change the colour to let them expand their knowledge and unleash their creativity.
The battery lasts up to 2 weeks on a single charge which is brilliant especially when you would like to bring it with you for longer car journeys or travelling.
What we thought of the myFirst Sketch Book?
Connecting the Sketch Book with the app was very quick. Make sure your Bluetooth and the Sketchbook are both on and once you downloaded the Sketch Book app you hold your phone close to the pad and choose the device Sketch Book on the app, click the + button and select ‘retrieve works’ for the saved artwork to be sent to the app and saved.
You can also do realtime drawing via the app where you draw on the device and it instantly synchronised with the app’s drawing canvas which is pretty cool (you can check out our video on the bottom of the post of Finn demonstrating it). This allows Finn’s artwork to be saved on the app and I can then sent it on to family and friends or even better he can do his homework on the Sketch Book and I can upload it onto Teams straight away. When you delete the saved image of the Sketch Book you need to click on the delete button a couple of times for the image to disappear and sometimes there is still a little bit of the drawing left but if you turn it off and back on again it will go away. For younger children I think a white background with black/coloured drawing might be a bit easier on the eyes but for Finn who is 11 its perfect with the black background.
Its super quick to start up and with just one click his art is saved on the device he can clear the screen and start all over again. The stylus pen will enter a sleep modus after 4 minutes of inactivity which I think is pretty handy! The tablet itself is very easy to use with only a save, power and erase button on the front. The same goes with the stylus pen which has 2 buttons for thicker/thinner strokes a little indicator where you can see if it’s charging or fully charged as well was the micro USB charging port on the bottom of the pen.
Finn loves to draw and even do some of his homework on the Sketch Book and I can see this being a perfect little starter pad for any little artist out there. Big Thumbs up from Finn for his myFirst Sketch Book:
Here are some more specifications:
Dimensions : 256 x 160.5 x 11.7mm
Battery Capacity: 1000mAh
Usable Time (Fully Charged): continuous use for about 50 hours
Memory Storage: continuous use for about 8 hours
Battery Capacity: 80mAh
Usable Time (Fully Charged): continuous use for about 200 hours
The myFirst Sketch Book which comes in white or black retails for £89 and can be purchased directly from the myFirst Tech website where you can also find various other products like wireless headphones, myFirst drone play and other fun gadgets for your children.
You can also check out our little You Tube video of Finn showing off how to do realtime drawing with the Sketch Book:
Disclaimer: I have been sent the myFirst Sketch Book for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.