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Why they will hate it: They will not look cool with this backpack. Most of their friends will not know what Pacman is. Parents will look on fondly.
What they want instead: Spiderman -- or Angry Birds.
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Flipover alarm clock
Why they will hate it: It will drive them crazy every minute as the time flips over to the next minute. 09:59 to 10:00 is a particularly loud change. It will make sure that they get up for school with its annoying buzz.
What they want instead: Longer school holidays so they can sleep in until noon.
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Why they will hate it: They will lose this when homework needs to be given in. Handwriting needs to be neat and legible. They can not edit or delete sentences easily and they can not cut and paste from other finished work without a lot of effort.
What they want instead: any device with word processing software, spell checking functions, WiFi and access to the Internet.
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