I was all set to post a couple of interesting kitchen thingamabobs I had found, when I stumbled across this VERY COOL product that I thought was so fun I just had to share it. It’s designed for little girls (ages 8+), but I can see myself shoving my granddaughter (oh, so gently) out of the way so I can play, too.
It’s the Barbie Digital Nail Printer, part of Mattel’s new “beautronics” line. The Nail printer, which hooks up to your computer, will print images directly onto fingernails in about 10-15 seconds per nail using thermal inkjet technology and specially-formulated cosmetic grade ink. The designs will last for several days, or longer if you apply a top coat.
There will be thousands of designs included with the Barbie software and you will be able to see a live preview of the chosen image. Your own pictures can even be uploaded!
Because it’s not going to be available until Fall of 2009, there are no details yet on pricing for the unit itself or for ink refills.