Have you heard about Boogie Board? If you haven’t, you should.
Kent Displays Reflex® LCD technology is a reflective, bi-stable display technology that retains an image indefinitely without power (bi-stability) and requires only a small amount of power to change an image. Other reflective display technologies include electrophoretic, electro-wetting and electrofluidic. Reflective displays are often referred to as e-paper for their ability to mimic ink on paper. Common applications are eReaders, eWriters, watch faces and indicators.
Reflex LCD technology is particularly well-suited to eWriter applications such as Boogie Board LCD eWriters. Reflex eWriter LCDs offer a smooth, controlled writing and drawing experience which closely mimics writing and drawing with pen/pencil on paper. The response of the Reflex LCD to the writing motion is immediate, unlike that found on other electronic writing devices like Internet tablets which often have a noticeable lag between writing motion and image creation.
The LCD used in Internet tablets are also made of glass, which can cause the stylus to “skate.” Skating causes the user to lose temporary control which produces an undesirable image. Reflex LCDs are made of plastic and do not experience skating. They also will not shatter like a glass LCD.
Almost any writing instrument can be used to create an image on a Reflex LCD – even your finger. (Try that with ordinary paper!) When pressure is applied to the Reflex LCD, the effected liquid crystals change from transparent to reflective. Varying amounts of pressure will produce lines of different thickness (i.e., light pressure produces thin lines, heavy pressure produces thick lines). Pressing the erase button on a Boogie Board eWriter causes a small amount of electricity to flow across the Reflex LCD and changes all liquid crystals in it to the transparent state. When all the liquid crystals in the Reflex LCD are transparent, the LCD appears completely black (the user sees through the LCD to a black coating on its back).
Because Reflex LCDs reflect ambient light, they look best in bright light – especially sunlight (which is not the case with the LCD in your typical TV, smartphone or laptop). Images on Reflex LCDs are more difficult to see in low light conditions – just like images created on paper. However, images on Reflex LCDs are not lost when subjected to complete darkness – again, just like paper. You will see the image again when the Reflex LCD is exposed to light.
Kent Displays also sells Reflex eWriter LCDs for integration into a wide variety of third party products and devices including consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, vehicle dashboards/visors, toys and fashion apparel/accessories.
The Kent Displays web site provides addional information on Reflex LCD technology and integration of Reflex eWriter LCDs into other products.
HOW DOES THE BOOGIE BOARD LCD EWRITER SAVE TREES?
Boogie Board Paperless LCD eWriters are an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective paper replacement. With each button push of the Boogie Board eWriter, a piece of paper is saved. More paper saved means less trees need to be cut down. Together we can reduce our global consumption of paper and the demand for it.
HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE INTO ACTUAL COST SAVINGS?
There are paper savings with individual use, but schools and large organizations can especially see the cost benefits. For example:
ONE AGE GROUP OF STUDENTS K-12 USING BOOGIE BOARD EWRITERS = 10 BILLION SHEETS SAVED
They have other versions to suit your needs.
Original 8.5 - Promo
I have bought all of them. Except for Jot 8.5. The best is Rip version (which is no longer available. It can save what you wrote on it and transfer to your laptop and/or computer via data cable.) and Sync. I love Sync as you can save your notes and send via bluetooth as I only have iPad and Android phone. Therefore saving my notes is with ease. For Jot 4.5, it always put together with my handphone in a sling pouch. Use it whenever I need to jot down my To Do list or anything when I speak to my friends and to jot down notes when I don’t have paper or pen.