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13 February 8

Keeping it real simple: NoteSlate

Under - Industrial Design, Technology

It might be rather disappointing for those who have been looking for a product gap between eReaders and iPad-like devices to market something new. If such a gap ever existed, it now has been filled by NoteSlate! Just wait till June this year and you could be a proud owner of a $99 grayscale tablet.

NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one color display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make any notes, drafts, sketches, any ideas for future reference. Paper for everyone! Write a note and check it later, save it, or delete it. Maybe send it after. Just one color is enough to express the basics. Keep your life simple.

Contrary to ‘… Just one color is enough to express the basics’, NoteSlate is going to be available in a variety of colors and even a multicolor version going to be released at some point in future. The A4 size tablet going to have simple three button interface to save, delete and view. Any ordinary pen/pencil would work just fine besides its own.

So, what’s the concept behind this low cost gadget?

The NoteSlate is trying to define the product itself, archetype, electronic paper. We are trying to define this archetype for general public, bit against their today`s usual network expectations. It`s active, creative, you cannot browse the web, networks, read, watch, play… the Internet, social networks, connecting everywhere are just beginning, part of the contemporary future. Although with NoteSlate, you will have always something, what you can be in. We don`t want to be overwhelmed with technology. The biggest simplicity is enough to express the basics, to explain the idea.

Am I impressed? Hmmmmmm … yes, may be. A notebook for $99 is a bit expensive but we like to buy gadgets like these often. I might not be that interested in this tablet as I already have one with all the bells and whistles, however, I do see a great potential for this 13 inch matte monochrome eInk display tablet within education industry.

8 thoughts to “Keeping it real simple: NoteSlate”

  1. Kalle

    February 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Sorry to burst anybody’s bubble but the whole concept just smells so fake. There are no real pictures and the shipping date is just a few months from now. They where said to be showing of the slate sometime during Feb in japan. Well that didn’t happen, due to that there aren’t any content or prof of it on the web. The idea is very sexy but i fear that it will be stripper in a bar. You can look and dream but you will never have it!

  2. Asif Naqvi

    February 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Looks like the guys behind NoteSlate noted the fact that people are finding their tablet too good to be true. Their website recently been updated to show ‘real’ pictures (lots of them!), and shedding light on concerns about the product http://www.noteslate.com/blog.htm

  3. ale

    February 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    just great!!!

  4. A N N E T T E

    April 25, 2011 at 8:09 am

    brilliant concept, I would love something like this 🙂

  5. GeigerCounter

    June 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Why not just use a pen and paper?

  6. Jaymes

    July 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Are any of these made the size of dry erase/chalk boards?

  7. Bob

    October 23, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I have had one of these for years… A pen and a paper!!

  8. Jabne Orzuna

    March 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

    well… the concept looks interesting and the thing of stop wasting paper is great.
    But is is too good to be true… eventhough if you really made, it i’ll totally buy one !

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