By Yasmin Giannini, aged 9 years old
I wish to explain to you how excited I was when this incredible new bag came through the post, it’s like a little handful of magic all wrapped up inside a fantastic clutch bag. Girls, how many times in your life are you asked what your favourite colour is, or ‘what colour do you want it in’? We’re always having to ‘choose’ a colour, it’s decisions, decisions, decisions….
Think again. What if the chances of ever being stuck in a dilemma and having to choose a colour were null and void because every shade under the rainbow was right there in your hands at the flick of a button? Laborious flounder? Well it used to be, now your options have dynamically changed! Now, following the launch of super cool chameleon technology, Barbie and Me have created an incredible new handbag that actually changes colour to match anything you’re wearing – YES – ANYTHING!
I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes, so I can tell you that this is definitely the real thing. You just hold the bag up on any item of clothing and press the button. Magically it will chameleon itself into exactly the same colour that it’s been held up to, with over 100 shades that it can physically achieve. The bag comes with lots of fab, clip-on Barbie accessories, so that it can be personalised to suit any style statement. There is even a mini matching bag for Barbie herself (which I think is really cute). The box says that it’s a perfect toy for 3-7 year olds, however my mum and all her friends want one too, so I think this is probably for everyone who loves colour.
I was so amazed by the magic of this bag that I asked the creators at Barbie and Me to tell me the science bit behind it, this is what they said:
HOW THE BAG WORKS:
“To put it simply, the bag uses colour regonition technoloy to ‘read’ the colour which is then displayed on the bag. This is done by using a photo transistor which reflects the colour it’s looking at back into the bag.”
It’s so clever that this bag is already being listed by Hamleys and Amazon as one of the Top 10 toys for this Christmas. I think everyone will want one. Now zero percent of us will ever have to choose a favourite colour again – from now on we can select a colour to fit our mood (and then change our minds 2 minutes later if we want to). This really is a magic rainbow all squeezed into one little bag. I challenge life to get better than this and all my friends want one!
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When are you getting your Barbie Handbag!?