Whatever Cody Simpson has, I want to have.
Ok, I lied.
I don’t give a rip what he does or has, but I’m pretty sure that teens and tweens do. And he’s sporting the latest craze in texting – Text Bands from Hallmark.
Let’s take a closer look at this new texting trend, shall we?
The starter kit wristbands are available in purple or charcoal, but the inner module is easily removed and inserted into any of the alternate style bands available.
Kids can create a text message using up to 10 characters and store it in their wristband. Then when they see a friend who’s also wearing a text band, they can bump fists, give a high five or shake hands and the messages transfer from band to band!
Naturally, I had to try it out so I programmed a message into each of my bands.
Hallmark encourages everyone to take the Text Bands Oath before use.
“I promise to rock this text band with pride and express myself with the power of positive.”
Since positive isn’t spelled with the letters W, T, and F, I behaved. Not to mention the fact that there’s a bad word filter built into the bands. So on one I put CUL8R and on the other I put UROCK!
Keepin’ it classy, ya’ll.
Then I bumped fists.
Shebam! The messages jumped bands!
Push the button on the side of the band to see all of your messages. You can store up to 24 at a time, and once it’s full, the oldest message will delete. (To delete them all, just turn the band off and on.)
Buy It! Visit your local Hallmark store to purchase the Text Band starter kits ($14.99) and extra bands ($4.99). Each band runs on 2 button batteries which are easily replaced.
Two lucky readers will each win a set of 2 Text Bands from Hallmark.
A sample for review was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.