It looks like the Boogie Board might be getting some competition later this year. A new website has launched a couple weeks back with a goal of raising funds for the , a new writing tablet based on a CLCD screen.
The device doesn’t exist yet, so all we have to go on are a few product renders and the hopes of the developers. Do you recall the NoteSlate, that much hyped but ultimately vaporous tablet from earlier this year? The Inktab Project is in about the same state as the NoteSlate, only the InkTab folks are being honest about not not even having a device yet.
There actually aren’t very many details pinned down but the InkTab will likely use a cholesteric LCD screen, much like the one on the Boogie Board. It’s also supposed to have Bluetooth, the ability to save up to 100 pages of notes on its internal memory,
and the current design also has a rechargeable stylus. The InkTab is also going to be able to sync with mobile devices, and the developers are hoping to release an app so you will be able to draw on the InkTab and see your work appear in real-time on the other device (iPad, for example).
The developers are looking to raise $72,000 so they can complete the design and get it into production. The highest donation tier ($120) will get you a tablet if and when it ships. Assuming they get the funds, the planned ship date will be sometime in Q1 of 2012.
I would love to get one, but I’m not so sure that I would risk that much on a gamble. $120 is a little more than I can afford to waste.