Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse Review (MGA Entertainment)

Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse
What It Is

Show off your smarts and your style with the Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse. Based on the Netflix series, this pink plastic purse has an LED screen that kids can customize with animated and scrolling pixilated designs. It comes with 10 built-in designs so that it's ready to play right out of the box. Some of the pre-programmed designs include a diamond, the scrolling words "Smart is Cool!!!", paint splatters, rainbow stripes, hearts, a blinking eye, and a cat. Just press the button on the front of the purse to change between the different designs.

But if you have a smartphone, then you can use the free Smart Pixel Purse app to program your own designs. Pull the zipper to the right to open up the purse and reveal an expandable phone holder and cable that will plug into your phone's headphone jack. Once connected, the design you've created in the app will show up on the purse's screen. 

The app is pretty easy to use, and kids can either preview their designs on the purse or save their designs to the purse so that they don't need to connect the purse and their phone if they want to use one of their already created designs again.

Kids can read about how pixels work on the back of the box.

Is It Fun?

This kit aims to satisfy the technology and art aspects of the STEAM acronym, just like the Project Mc2 TV show. While we do wish the purse had the dual function of being a cool science toy and a usable purse, we still think that young kids will enjoy using it as a roleplay toy or as a place to store their phone when they're out and about. All of the built-in designs look really cool, and there are a lot for kids to choose from, but the ability to design their own pixel pictures will also engage kids in creative play.

Who It’s For

The Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse is for ages 6 and up. It's a creative toy for kids who are fans of the Netflix series.

What To Be Aware Of

You'll need four AA batteries, which are not included.

The Smart Pixel Purse app is a free download for iOS and Android devices. However, it is not compatible with all devices, so make sure you check out for the full list of compatible devices.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy