With its close resemblance to paper, E-ink could make an ideal drawing slate, but that market continues to be dominated by unique screen tech like the cLCD screens on Kent Displays' Boogie Boards, and by tablets with LCD or OLED screens. But Noteslate is bunking the trend.
The Noteslate Kuro is a digital writing slate with a 6.8" E-ink screen. It runs a proprietary Noteslate OS on a 1Ghz Freescale SoloLite CPU with 8GB of internal storage, Wifi, and a microSD card slot. There's no info on a frontlight, but we do know that Kuro has a capacitive touchscreen, and is shown with a stylus.
The Kuro bears a striking resemblance to the Shiro, the writing slate Noteslate announced last year, only now it has a black shell. Like the Shiro, the Kuro is being promoted as the perfect writing slate, although since there are no known user reports on the software it's hard to tell just what percentage of the claims are true, and how much is hype.
Going by the product images which show a level of detail that is simply impossible on this type of E-ink screen, it's about four to one in favor of hype. But if you would like to find out for yourself, you can sign up to be notified if and when the Kuro goes up for preo-rder.
Noteslate is a company which has spent the last five years teasing us with one digital writing slate after another, but to the best of my knowledge has not shipped a single unit.
Their most recent teases were an unnamed 9.7" model and the Hero, a 13.3" slate. It went up for pre-order in November, but has since vanished from the Noteslate website.
And now Noteslate has announced a new model. Do you think this one have better luck than the last two?