ImproveElectronics has just unveiled their latest LCD Writing Tablet at IFA 2011, the Boogie Board Rip. The concept behind Boogie Board’s writers is to replace paper notepads with environmentally-friendly eWriters. The devices actually use Kent Displays Reflex No Power LCDs. But until now the company’s LCD writing tablets were not able to saving any writings and scribbles. Fortunately, with the new Boogie Board Rip LCD Writing Tablet, that is all about to change.
The new Boogie Board Rip tablet can save pages and pages of and drawings, notes, scribble, ideas, homework assignments, etc. The content you create/draw/write on the Boogie Board Rip Tablet can be transferred to a computer via USB. The content is actually saved as images that are stored in a .pdf file on the tablet’s internal memory.
The “tablet” itself features a 9.5″ writing surface that is thin, durable and lightweight, and made of an all plastic construction. Its design also features an integrated stylus holder, an erase lock button and rechargeable batteries that are able to last more than a week at a time.
Rip stands for “Record Image. Preserve”. But don’t let the “tablet” part of its name fool you, this is new iPad competitor, or even an HTC Flyer competitor. It is however, a competitor to Livescribe, and we see its strong potential for success amongst students.
The Boogie Board Rip tablet debuts at IFA 2011 in Berlin this week and will go on sale on November 1st. Pricing is TBD.