The Boogie Board Rip was unveiled just over 2 months ago, and it ‘s just the latest model to use Kent Display’s unique low-power LCD screen tech. The idea behind the Boogie Board is that you can write, draw, or scribble on it with a stylus or your finger. The screen will hold the contents without using electricity. The only energy cost is when you blank the screen and remove the current scribbles.
Now, the original Boogie Board lacked an important feature that I’d been wanting ever since I first heard about the device. It couldn’t save the contents of the screen. That features was missed by a number of users, which led Kent Displays to develop the Boogie Board Rip. This tablet can save what you scribble on the screen as a PDF, and the device has space for about 200 single page PDFs.
Edit: I just got the press release, and the Boogie Board Rip tablet is also going to have a nifty little Windows app to help it out. it’s called the Virtual Desktop Companion, and when the BB Rip is plugged into your PC you can draw on the Rip tablet and use the app to see your sketches in realtime. It might not be obvious, but Kent Displaysjust quietly released a Wacom tablet competitor. I’m looking forward to seeing how well it works.
The Boogie Board Rip is shipping now from. Retail is $130.
I’ve never had my hands on it, but take a look at the demo video that follows and you’ll agree that it’s a neat gadget.
Boogie Board Rip