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uDraw tablet

Aimed chiefly at small children, this Wii-painting device is fun for adults, too

uDraw tablet

Image: Hugh Threlfall

May 15 2011
Jonathan Margolis

If you’re bored with your Wii, this amusing trifle may give it some life yet. It converts your Wii controller into a sort of glorified artist’s palette. You can then paint your masterpieces on a TV screen. The uDraw GameTablet is principally designed, I hasten to point out, for quite small children, but it’s nevertheless diverting fun for semi-grown-ups too.

The action of your virtual paintbrush is a bit vague; it’s not as responsive as someone of my finessed artistic sensibilities would like. But when you tire of the uDraw, the majority of the world’s four- to 10-year-olds will bite your arm off for a go.

See also

uDraw, Tablets, Nintendo