Micro Licensing Group has inked agreements to produce computer accessories featuring the IBM, Crayola, Nickelodeon and Indy 500 brand names.
Under the IBM name, Edison, N.J.-based Micro Licensing will develop a 10-SKU series of input devices, keyboards and gaming controllers. The initial launch will take place in the fourth quarter, and the company plans to follow this offering with another 20 products in the next two years, said CEO Eddie Mizrahi.
Micro Licensing has developed a PC drawing tablet that follows the Crayola color scheme. Children can draw on the tablet and the image will appear on the PC's screen. From there the messages and images can be e-mailed. The Nickelodeon products will include a writing tablet and a complete line of Blues Clues educational accessories. Both will ship next month. Pricing has not been announced.
An Indy 500 control wheel with break and accelerator fingertip control buttons will ship in October with a $19.99 suggested retail price.