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They don't make 'em like they used to
on 22 August 2014
I bought this for my son after getting one a few years earlier for my daughter from a charity shop. The original is brilliant with an automatic wipe function (pull the arm down and it slowly goes back up). As numerous other people have mentioned this one does not have the auto retract, meaning that you have to do it yourself; not a major issue you would think but the advantage of the auto one is the slow pace at which it retracts, and the force on the back of the screen so that it wipes in one sweep (two if there's a lot of scribbles). The new one wipes ok if you move it slowly, but you also have to pull the arm as you move it to get a good clean, an anoyance for an adult but practically impossible for a 2.5 year old to do.
All in all this one sits in the corner and the old one gets squabbled over.