I don’t know about you, but I make it a habit of never being out of reach of pencil and paper. I can not tell you the vast amount of sketches, schematics and data sheets that I have scribbled/printed out over time. I have always wanted to have a way to reduce the amount of paper I use, but never can seem to break the habit. But a buzz is going around the net about a device called the NoteSlate.
It looks like it might be using Kent Displays Reflex technology for the screen. It’s also said to offer a 180 hr battery, WiFi, USB support, SD card support (32gb), and an audio jack for playback.
It’s still not clear on the details of what the WiFi option could be used for, site says it’s for a “share” option and no browsing. But I would like to see wireless printing and/or remote backup too. NoteSlate website details that it’s firmware will be Open Source and has promised future (free) firmware updates for OCR /PDF viewing.
Don’t fear fellow pencil lovers! The NoteSlate NATURAL is said to allow you keep your pencil.
I sure hope this is not vaporware.
Update: Here’s a note from kentsystems…
The inquiry I have isn’t really a website inquiry it is a blog piece you
picked up and published that is in error. The Noteslate article indicates
that the Noteslate will be using our technology. This device (if it is ever
made) does not use Kent Displays technology. If you are interested in our
technology our Communications Director can send you information or a smaple
unit for trial and review. We do have a device to be released in the fall
(we expect to announce it sometime late summer 6-8 weeks before the launch
date), that will be similar to t he Noteslate in many ways but smaller in
size and we hope siilar in price.