I was recently sent some Hatch Cards to review, I’d never heard of them or knew anything about these kinds of cards, I’m so behind on the times. R informs that augmented reality is like, sooo right now! Well, actually he said “it’s really taking off at the moment”. He works in event AV so tech is his ‘thang’.
What are Hatch Cards?
Hatch Cards are birthday cards aimed at kids that have a code on them that brings the card to life – augmented reality. You scan the code in the top right corner with an app called Zappar (download it in your preferred store) then move the phone above the card so that you can see the whole picture, the card then ‘comes to life’ with a happy birthday song and an animation.
After you’ve watched the video there’s an option to replay it or play some games.
The idea of Hatch Cards is brilliant, kids never look at birthday cards. In fact it was recently my friend’s daughter’s birthday and after her party we went back to the house where we saw her opening her cards and presents. The card she spent the longest time looking at was the card from us – the Hatch Card. We chose a super girl card because she LOVES superheroes and was even dressed as Batgirl at her party.
Other than the supergirl card we chose the penguin card and the cat card. They all have different songs and animations and are really fun for kids. Oliver has loved watching them. They’re officially aimed at around 6 year olds but actually I think they’re great for little ones too, Oliver can’t read yet so he can only look at the pictures on his cards so for a card to be even a tiny bit interactive it is really great – they go from something to look at for 5 seconds to something that is actually appreciated and understood.
You can buy Hatch Cards online for £2.99. Or if you’d like to be in with the chance to win some for yourself you can enter my giveaway below.
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