THE SCRIB­BLE PAD

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

Most of us now as­so­ci­ate tablets with de­vices that can fetch emails, browse the web or down­load apps. But the orig­i­nal tablets were what the dic­tionary terms as “a flat slab or plaque suited for or bear­ing an in­scrip­tion”. And that is the sort of tablet the Boo­gie Board RIP tries to be.

It might not have an op­er­at­ing sys­tem, but the LCD writ­ing tablet can store what you scrib­ble on its sur­face. So you won’t be wrong in call­ing it an elec­tronic scrib­ble pad. The board comes with a sty­lus that can be used to sketch or scrib­ble on the sur­face. Once done, the con­tent can be saved by press­ing the save key on the top. This is stored in the in­ter­nal mem­ory in the form of a PDF file. But the same can be ac­cessed for re­view only through a PC and not from the board. Press­ing the ‘erase’ key clears the sur­face for the next doc­u­ment. The big­gest draw­back is that the erase key wipes out the sur­face com­pletely and there is only partly erase some­thing.

With an in­ter­nal mem­ory of 8MB, the board is ca­pa­ble of sav­ing up to 200 doc­u­ments. The com­pan­ion soft­ware, which can be down­loaded, launches a sim­i­lar win­dow on the PC to view ac­tion on the board in real-time. It even lets one email the PDF di­rectly. Light weight, the board is easy to carry around. The nat­u­ral pen pa­per in­ter­face makes it in­tu­itive to use and can come in handy for note tak­ing or even for de­sign­ing. On an av­er­age use, a sin­gle charge lasts close to a week.

BOO­GIE BOARD RIP Price:

` 6,200

Specs:

9.5-inch LCD; sty­lus; 8 MB

stor­age; seven-day bat­tery backup on

av­er­age use, 325 gm.

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