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Radica IM Me Wireless Handheld Device
List Price: $44.99

Our Price: $7.50

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Product Description

It sounds "2good2btru" - but it's "4real"! Kids no longerhave to be glued to the computer - with this portable, wireless handheld device, they can IM family and friends from anywhere in the house. Includes unlimited IM'ing at no extra cost, plus a unique PIN for privacy. So what r u waiting 4? Start IMing now! Requires 3 "AA" batteries, not included. Measures 4.45"W x 1.244"D x 3.142"H.

Features:

  • Wireless RF connection from main unit to USB docking station
  • Secure environment
  • Backlight switch
  • Sleek design
  • Address book for storing other IM-Me friends
  • Ability to see history of all active sessions
  • Chat in up to three sessions at a time
  • Unlimited Free Friend Invites
  • Includes: IM Me handheld device, USB connection and Proprietary Software


Girls will no longer have to be glued to their home computer as they IM their friends. The Radica IM-Me is a portable device that allows them to chat with friends and family from anywhere in the home. Ideal for ages 8 and up, this hand-held tool is safer than a computer and easier to use.

Portable, Wireless, and Easy-to-Use
The innovative Radica IM-Me device allows unlimited IM chatting at no additional cost. Parents can feel safe knowing that their child is IMing in a secure environment. The Radical IM-Me requires that an Internet connection be available. It uses a Wireless RF connection that lets girls talk with their best friends from almost anywhere in the home.


The IM-Me uses a standard internet connection to allow IM chatting. View larger.


The Radica IM-Me also comes with a USB connector. View larger.
This sleek, ergonomic keyboard is convenient for smaller fingers. After lights out, girls can use the backlight switch to chat in the dark. Pesky siblings and other intruders won't be able to sneak a peak at secret conversations, as this device is password protected. This product includes the handheld device, USB connection, proprietary software, and 2 AAA batteries.

Worry-Free Instant Messaging
At last, parents can let little girls instant message in a worry-free environment. Users of the Radica IM-Me can only chat with other IM-Me operators they have entered in their address book, so parents can be assured that their little girls are only speaking to other little girls. This innovative handheld tool also frees up the home computer and allows the little ones privacy, as it is password protected. There is an address book to keep track of other IM-Me pals and girls can chat in up to three sessions at a time. More stylish than Mom and Dad's Blackberry, this device has bright purple and pink colors and a sleek modern design.

What's in the Box
Handheld device, USB connection, proprietary software, and 2 AAA batteries.

Features:
  • Sleeping beauty's beautiful gown lights up when she holds one of her fairy godmothers
  • Three godmothers, Flora, Fauna and Meriwether are included
  • Sleeping Beauty's dress will light up red, blue or a mix of red and blue depending on what Godmother she is holding
  • Sleeping Beauty has long beautiful hair and wears a gold crown
  • The beautiful Disney Princess is lots of found and features sound effects during the color change of her dress

Customer Reviews:

  • Very cool! My siblings love it!
    This is a very cool product. It works great and is very durable. My siblings love it (AND they were arguing with each other over spelling :)

    First, I have to express surprise at the previous reviews -- YOU DON'T NEED TWO!!! There is a free PC client. So if you have one and your daughter's friend doesn't have one, the friend can use the free PC client to talk back and forth with the device. My brother used the PC client and my sister used the device -- it's perfect.

    Also, I'm not sure what the hubub is about no interface with AIM. The whole point of why we bought this was the secure network -- only preapproved friends can chat with your sister/daughter. If it were compatible wih AIM, I'd have every wierdo on the AIM network messaging my sister. You can't have it both ways. Not being open to AIM is the whole point!!! If you want compatibility with AIM, use AIM.

    This is a great device. It really hits the mark for me. If my sister wants to message with a network of friends, it's completely secure. Sure, she has to get her friends' permission off line first. But that's the whole point. A little bit of work up front, and a completely secure result. I haven't found that in any other product. It's brilliant, actually.

    This is a great product. It's not an open-network client like AIM -- it's better and SAFER than that. It's not a two-device-required product -- it's flexible, one or many. It's a very cool product and my sister loves it.


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  • It's a waste of money!
    I have to agree with the other reviewers. VERY DISAPPOINTING product. For $60 plus, I expected more. In no advertising does it mention the fact that all participants must have their own im-me. Love the premise of safe im-ing, but I get that now because she can only talk to people who's name I add. Was getting this to free up computer for other people in household. DO NOT BUY unless you know all of your daughter's friends and your family members are also buying an IM ME...more info
  • Ended up Returning this Item
    The antenna device that you have to plug to your hard drive HAS to be facing UP or it will not work. There's only one way to plug it in and it was facing DOWN for us. Never could get it to work - had to return it. The toy company gave me a voucher for the value of it but now I can only buy either a Mattel or Fisher Price Item to replace it and it can't be done online. I feel like I got the shaft!!...more info
  • THE Solution for Every Concered Mom and Dad Out There!
    I got this device for my computer-hogging 12 yr old and she loves it! I feel safe knowing that she will be using this product in a much safer environment - I have watched way too may episodes of "To Catch a Predator" on MSNBC. So if you are like me and want to keep your children from becoming a target of computer sex predators, IM ME is the perfect solution! Your kids will love you for getting them a cool new toy too :)...more info
  • Misleading
    My 11 year old daughter had this as her No. 1 on her Christmas list, which of course I had to buy her. However, when we tried to use the product, I found out that it does not work with AIM. Needless to say, we are very disappointed in this product. I wish that the description and the ad video informed the public that this product will not work unless "all your friends and family" has the "IM Me". :(

    The website for the product is "girltech.com", which is useless in offering detail information on this product. It does not answer the question 'how to use' the product, nor does it say that it is "not compatible with AIM", nor does it say that "all users need to own an IM Me in order to chat."

    I would NOT recommend anyone buying this product unless you want to buy it for your child and all of their friends....more info
  • Beware
    This product does what it says it will, but beware it isn't compatible with MAC. My kid's friend only has a MAC so we wasted some $ and disappointed 2 BFLs....more info