THE SCRIBBLE PAD
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:
9.5-inch LCD; stylus; 8 MB
storage; seven-day battery backup on
average use, 325 gm.