US$716 ($935), getremarkable.com
What’s this, T3 ? It’s a digital journal. A connected sketchpad. An upmarket e-reader. The blank canvas for that novel you’re longing to write. The ReMarkable is a tablet with a paper-esque, glare-free display called Canvas, which combines E Ink Carta tech with ultra-thin, high-friction surface materials to deliver a premium reading, writing and sketching experience. Sounds fancy. So I can draw and scribble all over it? Yes, but not with your crayons; the ReMarkable pre-order bundle comes with The Marker, a stylus that enables you to quickly put black digi ink on digi paper. The tip has been designed with the optimum amount of friction to replicate a pen-on-paper experience, and you don’t need to set it up via Bluetooth or even charge it. There’s also a variety of brushes for you to sketch with. Can I read and edit work documents on this thing? Of course. Via the ReMarkable app, you can share notes and documents instantly, wirelessly transferring PDFs, ePubs and more. You can also organise multiple notebooks on the ReMarkable and create new notes via a variety of templates. There are several tools for reviewing documents, too, such as a highlighter and tags. When’s it out? The ReMarkable is available for pre-order now, at a special price of US$429 ($560), with shipping to begin in August.
FULL-BODIED The ReMarkable paper tablet is over twice the size of the average e-reader, so you have more display to play with. If you use it for around two to three hours a day, the battery should last a week ZERO DISTRACTIONS The ReMarkable features no Web-browsing functionality – so you’re not going to be distracted by tweets, Facebook or random emails