Griffin Technology (http://www.griffintechnology.com), and Crayola (http://www.crayola.com) have announced a new lineup of kid-friendly apps and mobile accessories at this week’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
Crayola MyPhones lead the 2012 lineup. They’re available in two styles: earbuds and headphones. Both styles have built-in volume-limiting circuitry that keeps the sound pressure down to levels recommended safe for young ears.
Crayola MyPhones come in a range of bright colors. Each set of earbuds comes with its own carrying case shaped like a Crayola crayon, which opens to reveal the earbuds and three sizes of soft silicone ear cushions. Crayola MyPhones Earbuds will be available this spring in purple pizzazz, cotton candy, Caribbean green and blueberry for US$14.99.
New Crayola-inspired coloring apps are designed to keep young artists entertained . Crayola Lights, Camera, Color! HD turns photos taken on an iOS device into personalized digital coloring pages starring your young artist. Snap a photo or grab one you’ve already taken, and Lights, Camera, Color! HD drains the color from the picture and morphs into a coloring page. Users can decorate the personalized coloring page digitally with stickers, simulated strokes of Crayola crayons, colored pencils and markers.
Children can put their face to a coloring page with Crayola Silly Face Swaps HD. Each coloring page character has a cut-out where they can place a photo of their face, a friend’s face, or even a pet’s. Young artists can further personalize their coloring page by coloring it in with digital Crayola coloring tools, including crayons, colored pencils and markers.
All artwork from Crayola Lights, Camera, Color! HD and Crayola Silly Face Swaps HD can be saved to a gallery, e-mailed, uploaded to Facebook, or printed out. Crayola Lights, Camera, Color! HD is now available on the Apple App Store for $1.99. A free lite version is available, as well. Look for Crayola Silly Face Swaps in the Apple App Store this spring.
Crayola Case Creator is a combination of protective case and app. The free Case Creator app is for decorating a photo with digital stickers or free drawing in Doodle mode using built-in crayons, paints and pens. Crayola Case Creator app and case with inserts will be available for $29.99 this spring.
Crayola Color Clickers ($24.99) offer 28 interchangeable color stripes that snap onto a polycarbonate shell. Crayola Crayon Classics cases for iPod touch ($24.99) look just like the familiar Crayola crayon wrapper, and protect the iDevice in a variety of colors.