Pixter Multi-Media System: SpongeBob Video Rom by: Fisher-Price
PIXTER VIDEO - BEST OF SPONGEBOB +CARTOON CREATOR *NEW*
~ BRAND NEW ~
PIXTER VIDEO Multi-Media Software
BEST OF SPONGEBOB
PLUS Cartoon Creator Software
Pixter now brings even more fun and entertainment to kids with Pixter VIDEO, and Sponge Bob is one of the many hot selections being offered. Kids can now watch the "Best Of" Spongebob on their Pixter Multi-Media by viewing 12 of the most popular moments from the SpongeBob series (each approximately 2 minutes in length). Additionally, as an interactive creative activity, kids can create their own SpongeBob cartoons with Cartoon Creator software by choosing from 24 scenes.
Manufacturer's Age: 4 - 8 year
Play a video: there are 11 Spongebob videos to play, or create your own! Using this software, you can create opening credits using Spongebob stampers. You can click & drag to select your favorite clips & scene transitions: just click & drag! Then play!
Are you ready kids? Dive into more than 22 mintues of the most memorable moments from Spongebob Squarepants! Play all 12 video segments back-to-back, or select and watch your favorites, clip by clip.
CREATE YOUR OWN CARTOON WITH CARTOON CREATOR SOFTWARE!
Pixter Multi-Media puts video, creativity in kids' hands
2005 has been the year of upgrades for children's hand-helds. The Leapster morphed into the L-Max by adding the ability to plug it into the television, the V.Smile became portable by creating the V.Smile Pocket and now the Pixter has incorporated multimedia by adding a video player.
Since its debut in 2001, the Pixter has excelled in providing children with an electronic platform on which to explore their creativity. The newest version, called the Pixter Multi-Media, combines an electronic art studio, a gaming platform and a video player into one device. Measuring 7-by-5 inches, with a 3.9-inch touch-sensitive screen and attached stylus, this new device can play the earlier Pixter software cartridges. Four AA batteries power it.
The Pixter Multi-Media gives kids the ability to draw on the unit's screen using a wide variety of digital artist's tools including stamps and an assortment of brushes. Kids can also use scene starters for drawing inspiration. Other options include filling in color-by-number pictures, connecting dots to create pictures and uncovering scratchboard pictures by using the stylus to scratch over the surface to reveal the picture underneath. This hand-held also has a multidirectional game pad for playing a Tetris-type game.
To watch videos, parents will need to buy add-on software for $20. Each of the nine new video software titles lets kids watch about 20 minutes of cartoon or live-action footage. The software also includes a video creator that lets kids manipulate the video footage to create something new. Some of the video software titles feature branded characters, including Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob, while others offer content from the BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs or the Winter X Games.
Watching video on the Pixter is not like watching it on a TV screen it is grainy, and the action does not flow smoothly. However, the video creator software is easy to use and kids will enjoy recombining the snippets of the video to create their own short movie.
Don't buy Pixter Multi-Media for its video-playing ability. Rather select this hand-held if you are looking for an excellent, highly portable, compact creativity tool. Its activities will spark your child's imagination.