Sony Digital Paper tablet lets you draw on your documents


Sony’s 13.3-inch pad uses a Kindle-style screen, lets you scribble on your documents, and will go on sale in May

Sony’s Digital Paper slate will go on sale in May, and gives you the power to doodle on a Kindle-style electronic ink screen. The only downside is the cost — Sony’s anointed its Wi-Fi-capable new toy with a suggested list price of $1,100 (around £660).

The wallet-shrivelling sum gets you a 13.3-inch slate, with a skinny frame that Sony says is about as thick as 30 sheets of paper. The 1,200×1,600 dot-display can be used to display your documents, which can then be scrawled on using a special stylus.

The idea is that you’ll load up your documents — which are rendered in .pdf format — then make your annotations on an easy-to-read screen. When you’re done you can save your notes, or share them with colleagues, who will no doubt be delighted to receive a document covered in your barely legible scrawl.

The idea seems to be a little like Google Docs crossed with Amazon’s Kindle. It’s certainly an interesting concept, but with such a steep price, it’s likely to initially only interest high-flying business types who don’t mind paying through the nose for a new kind of gadget.

Are you intrigued? Scribble your thoughts in the comments.


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Posted on March 31, 2014, in Gadgets, Tech. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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