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@jerrebm · Founder
Cool, but why would you buy this if you can get an iPad Pro for less?
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@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_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@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 · Partner at Marathon VC
@jerrebm mindfulness :)
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 WayneHiring@m_rlons · Founder @ Impulse
This looks awesome! Kind of like reviving the boogie board!
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @
@m_rlons I don't get the joke but its still funny 🤣
Marlon WayneHiring@m_rlons · Founder @ Impulse
@eonpilot 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@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
@eonpilot @m_rlons He's referring to another similar product, not the outdoor sporting activity.
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @
@xtoq @m_rlons Ahh. Seems like this space is getting crowded: Even a company from my home-country Norway has a eInk-Tablet: 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@wuss · in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 95%
@m_rlons when did the boogie board die? My kid uses it every day !
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@julienbek
What is the display latency on e-ink with this product?
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @
@julienbek Why must you speak of this and ruin everything?
Joe SnellHunter@joesnell
@julienbek I think sony's is 55ms
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @
@joesnell @julienbek Yeah, I think 55ms is the cutting edge eInk atm. Was 100ms not long ago.