Sony Digital Paper

Reinventing paper. Sony's e-ink tablet.

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#1 Product of the DayJune 07, 2017

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Jerre Baumeister
Jerre Baumeister@jerrebm · Founder Snitcher.com
Cool, but why would you buy this if you can get an iPad Pro for less?
Markus Gerke
Markus Gerke@markusgerke · Visual Designer
@jerrebm "[…] battery life of up to 3 weeks" That's why. ;) I guess it's great f.e. for teacher and a fluent replacement for analog stuff.
Charles CH Mandel
Charles CH Mandel@ch_mandel · Founder @ Parisian Design
@jerrebm maybe to increase the user base and boost the market of this product; so that it will, in turn, push forward the development of future products using this R&D as a base. I've been waiting for years now for electronic paper to take our need for paper to the lowest as possible. Trying to save what's left of our forests seems a decent goal and reducing paper consumption is one of the most credible ways to get there IMHO. Kudos to Sony for trying again and again in this domain.
Mark Kiner
Mark Kiner@mark_k · Student
@ch_mandel @jerrebm Definitely, if nothing else it will push more R&D into this field and hopefully halt or at least slowdown deforestation. A lot of really cool tech out there trying to solve environmental issues nowadays, it's quite inspiring.
Matt
Matt@fightn4food · creative, Every Wednesday Night
@ch_mandel I would think producing paper is 'greener' than producing this and similar products. At least to get more paper we have to plant more trees.
Panagiotis Papadopoulos
Panagiotis Papadopoulos@panagiotis_papadopoulos · Partner at Marathon VC
@jerrebm mindfulness :)
Andreas Duess
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
What's better than paper? Nothing, in my opinion. I am the typical early adopter and I think I must have tried most of the paper alternatives out there, from iPad apps to digital notebooks. Nothing, for me, beats a large black notebook, where I can staple stuff to pages, flip through pages, see progress across pages and have a tool at my disposal that needs no batteries, is cheap to buy, works on planes and doesn't rely on cloud storage for its usefulness.
Marlon Wayne
Marlon Wayne@m_rlons · Founder @ Impulse
This looks awesome! Kind of like reviving the boogie board!
André J
André J@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@m_rlons I don't get the joke but its still funny 🤣
Marlon Wayne
Marlon Wayne@m_rlons · Founder @ Impulse
@eonpilot https://myboogieboard.com/ looks like the boogie board has departed largely from where it started, but it used to be more similar to what Sony just released...albeit shittier
Smokie
Smokie@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
@eonpilot @m_rlons He's referring to another similar product, not the outdoor sporting activity. http://www.myboogieboard.com/
André J
André J@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@xtoq @m_rlons Ahh. Seems like this space is getting crowded: Even a company from my home-country Norway has a eInk-Tablet: https://getremarkable.com/ This one is 55ms refresh-rate. The new IPad pro is 20ms. Smaller is better. I guess there is a reason they always draw slow in these promo vids 🔑
Noah Kim
Noah Kim@wuss · Product Design @ FB
@m_rlons when did the boogie board die? My kid uses it every day !
Aram
Aram@aramsterdam · data & intelligence, solvo
I love the concept, but is this really "the reading and writing tool of the 21st century"? At its pricepoint I doubt it finds a solid place in the market.
Julien Bek
Julien Bek@julienbek
What is the display latency on e-ink with this product?
André J
André J@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@julienbek Why must you speak of this and ruin everything?
Joe Snell
Joe SnellHunter@joesnell
@julienbek I think sony's is 55ms
André J
André J@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@joesnell @julienbek Yeah, I think 55ms is the cutting edge eInk atm. Was 100ms not long ago.